British Literature Products

  • Hardy in History

    A Study in Literary Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Peter Widdowson

    First published in 1989, this study investigates Hardy not so much in terms of his novels but as he has been constituted as a major figure in English literature. Using Hardy as a case-study, it looks at how a ‘great writer’ is produced in sociological terms, analysing the critical, cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900

    Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home, 1st Edition

    By Phyllis Weliver

    Over the first half of the nineteenth century, writers like Austen and Brontë confined their critiques to satirical portrayals of women musicians. Later, however, a marked shift occurred with the introduction of musical female characters where were positively to be feared. First published in 2000,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape

    1st Edition

    By Donald Wesling

    First published in 1970, this stylistic and interpretative account of some of Wordsworth’s major poetry examines description and meditation in his landscape writing. It describes the integration of two kinds of thinking, and a variety of beauties and lapses that come from their separation.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by W.J.B. Owen

    First published in 1974. Wordsworth, with Coleridge, is the major literary critic of the Romantic period. This volume assembles all of Wordsworth’s formal critical writings and a selection of critical comments from his correspondence. These documents are invaluable for Romantic poetry at large, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Working-class Stories of the 1890s

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Keating

    First published in 1971, this collection of short stories, set in the East End of London in the 1890s, offers a corrective to the view of nineties’ literature as dominated by aestheticism, and shows how many late Victorian writers tried to break with Dickensian models and write of working class…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Design of Biographia Literaria

    1st Edition

    By Catherine M. Wallace

    First published in 1983, this book examines a work whose intricacies have baffled and infuriated generations of readers and proposes a theory of Coleridge’s writing habits that "explain(s) his explanation". The author painstakingly analyses the Biographia’s organising structure distinguishing…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude

    Books I-V, 1st Edition

    By Ted Holt, John Gilroy

    First published in 1983, this books aims to guide Wordsworth students through his difficult masterpiece by reading it in continuous sequence and making its sense emerge. The special value of this commentary is that it explains the structure of The Prelude by encouraging study of the poem as a…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind

    Essays on his Prose Writings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter J. Kitson, Thomas N. Corns

    First published in 1991, this book collects a broad array of path-finding scholarship by specialists in Coleridge and Romantic literature on the subject of his prose. They range from broad appraisals of Coleridge’s own critical practises; demonstrations of the fecundity of his autobiography, the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Yarlott

    First published in 1967, this book seeks to show the causes which led to Coleridge’s breakdown in 1802 and to indicate how his views on poetry changed as a result of it. The approach is selective in that it only focuses on one part of Coleridge’s life (roughly 1793-1810); however the author…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism

    1st Edition

    By J.R. de J. Jackson

    First published in 1969, this book places Coleridge’s literary criticism against the background of his philosophical thinking, examining his theories about criticism and the nature of poetry. Particular attention is paid to the structure of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge’s distinction between…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Reading Wordsworth

    1st Edition

    By J.H. Alexander

    First published in 1987, this book is written for those who are encountering Wordsworth for the first time and for those familiar with his works that are at a loss to understand his reputation or why his work has impressed them. The strength of the author’s approach is that it unravels the poet’s…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • William Wordsworth

    The Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness, 1st Edition

    By David B. Pirie

    First published in 1982. In this study of Wordsworth’s major poetry, the author explores the conflict between the poet’s celebration of an impersonal earth and his concern for the most intensely personal relationships. The opening chapter concentrates on Wordsworth’s struggle to describe the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

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