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  • Theatre, Magic and Philosophy

    William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

    By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath

    Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • The Cultural Imaginary of Terrorism in Public Discourse, Literature, and Film

    Narrating Terror

    By Michael C. Frank

    This study investigates the overlaps between political discourse and literary and cinematic fiction, arguing that both are informed by, and contribute to, the cultural imaginary of terrorism. It explores the ways in which clandestine political violence stimulates the collective imagination, a fact…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Reading Milton through Islam

    Edited by David Currell, François-Xavier Gleyzon

    John Milton’s poetry and prose are central to our understanding of the aesthetic, political and religious upheavals of early modern England. Innovative recent scholarship, however, continues to expand the range of contexts through which we read Milton beyond Christian Europe, unearthing the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge

  • George Eliot

    By Ian Adam

    First published in 1969. George Eliot is a writer of ordinary human experience, whose work emphasizes commonplace characters and commonplace situations. Her mind, however, was far from ordinary. Professor Adam shows how wit, observation and sympathy, combined with a lucid and energetic intelligence…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • Vocation and Desire

    George Eliot's Heroines

    By Dorothea Barrett

    First published in 1989. Generations of critics have seen George Eliot as a conservative Victorian high moralist and sybil. Vocation and Desire questions that image, and finds in her work elements of anger, feminism, subversiveness, revenge, iconoclasm, wit, and eroticism – elements that we have…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • Essays of George Eliot

    Edited by Ian Adam

    This collection, first published in 1963, includes 29 of George Eliot’s essays written between 1846 and 1868. Through these essays, Pinney has managed to convey her range of subject-matters and variety of style. This title, with an introduction and footnotes written by the editor, will be of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • Middlemarch

    By Kerry McSweeney

    First published in 1984. Although Middlemarch was extravagantly praised by Henry James, Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf, it is only in the last few decades that the novel has been widely recognised as George Eliot’s finest work, one of the greatest English novels, and one of the classic texts of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science

    Edited by John Holmes, Sharon Ruston

    Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen and the State (RLE Jane Austen)

    By Mary Evans

    Jane Austen is often associated with conservatism and her novels are often seen as light entertainment depicting a vanished world and its manners. Mary Evan's study, first published in 1987, seeks to contradict the conventional wisdom regarding Austen's social and political leanings and&…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    A French Appreciation

    By Léonie Villard, R. Brimley Johnson

    First published in 1924, this unique title provides an extremely valuable early Twentieth Century perspective on Jane Austen, offering analysis from both sides of the channel. The book includes both a translated study of Jane Austen by French academic…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    The Six Novels

    By Wendy Craik

    First published in 1965, this reissued work by Wendy Craik provides a thorough and extensive study of Jane Austen's six complete novels: Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. This is a truly groundbreaking study of Austen which,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen's Heroines (RLE Jane Austen)

    Intimacy in Human Relationships

    By John Philips Hardy

    First published in 1984, John Hardy's important interpretation of Jane Austen's heroines breaks through the accepted tradition of viewing the author as merely a rational comedienne of manners. He argues instead that Jane Austen's greatness lies in her exploration of human relationships through the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

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