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  • Vision and Character

    Physiognomics and the English Realist Novel, 1st Edition

    By Eike Kronshage

    As readers, we develop an impression of characters and their settings in a novel based on the author’s description of their physical characteristics and surroundings. This process, known as physiognomy, can be seen throughout history including in the English Realist novels of the 19th and 20th…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Nature of Modernism

    Ecocritical Approaches to the Poetry of Edward Thomas, T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell and Charlotte Mew, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Black

    This books presents the first extended study of the relationship between British modernist poetry and the environment. Challenging reductive associations of modernism as predominantly anthropocentric in character and urban in focus, the book’s central argument is that within British modernist…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Knight

    Christopher J. Knight’s Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction is a study of the British author Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 – 2000), attending to her nine novels, especially as viewed through the lens both of "late style" (she published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age sixty) and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Walter Scott's Books

    Reading the Waverley Novels, 1st Edition

    By J.H. Alexander

    Scott's Books is an approachable introduction to the Waverley Novels. Drawing on substantial research in Scott's intertextual sources, it offers a fresh approach to the existing readings where the thematic and theoretical are the norm. Avoiding jargon, and moving briskly, it tackles the vexed…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature

    Power, Sex, and Text, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aleksondra Hultquist, Elizabeth Mathews

    This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Signifying Power of Pearl

    Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts for the Transformation of Genre, 1st Edition

    By Jane Beal

    This book enhances our understanding of the exquisitely beautiful, fourteenth-century, Middle English dream vision poem Pearl. Situating the study in the contexts of medieval literary criticism and contemporary genre theory, Beal argues that the poet intended Pearl to be read at four levels of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Situationist International in Britain

    Modernism, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde, 1st Edition

    By Sam Cooper

    This book tells, for the first time, the story of the Situationist International’s influence and afterlives in Britain, where its radical ideas have been rapturously welcomed and fiercely resisted. The Situationist International presented itself as the culmination of the twentieth century…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Tina Skouen

    The stigma of haste pervaded early modern English culture, more so than the so-called stigma of print. The period’s writers were perpetually short on time, but what does it mean for authors to present themselves as hasty or slow, or to characterize others similarly? This book argues that such…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

    Richardson, Burney, Austen, 1st Edition

    By Linda Zionkowski

    This book analyzes why the most influential novelists of the long eighteenth century centered their narratives on the theory and practice of gift exchange. Throughout this period, fundamental shifts in economic theories regarding the sources of individual and national wealth along with…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Gilvary

    Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified from primary sources, and that Shakespearean…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Anglo-American Travelers and the Hotel Experience in Nineteenth-Century Literature

    Nation, Hospitality, Travel Writing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Monika Elbert, Susanne Schmid

    This volume examines the hotel experience of Anglo-American travelers in the nineteenth century from the viewpoint of literary and cultural studies as well as spatiality theory. Focusing on the social and imaginary space of the hotel in fiction, periodicals, diaries, and travel accounts, the essays…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism

    Continuities, Revisions, Speculations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer, Christine Reynier

    Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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