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  • Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Bristow

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • From Brown to Bunter

    The Life and Death of the School Story, 1st Edition

    By P. W. Musgrave

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • Shelley's Style

    1st Edition

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Shelley's Music

    Fantasy, Authority and the Object Voice, 1st Edition

    By Paul A. Vatalaro

    First published in 2009. This book argues that the images of and allusions to music in Shelley’s writing demonstrate his attempt to infuse the traditionally masculine word with the traditionally feminine voice and music. This further extends to his even more fundamental desire to integrate the "…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley and the Romantic Revolution

    1st Edition

    By F.A. Lea

    First published in 1945. In this work the author seeks to correct the misinterpretation and incorrect labelling of Shelley’s thought. While not neglecting Shelley as a poet, this book focuses on his contributions made to the general movement of political and philosophical thought of his era and by…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shakespeare and the Future of Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by François-Xavier Gleyzon, Johann Gregory

    Shakespeare and the Future of Theory convenes internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars, and scholars of the Early Modern period, and presents, discusses, and evaluates the most recent research and information concerning the future of theory in relation to Shakespeare’s corpus. Original in its…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Trauma and Romance in Contemporary British Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Drawing on a variety of theoretical approaches including trauma theory, psychoanalysis, genre theory, narrative theory, theories of temporality, cultural theory, and ethics, this book breaks new ground in bringing together trauma and romance, two categories whose collaboration has never been…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Animality in British Romanticism

    The Aesthetics of Species, 1st Edition

    By Peter Heymans

    The scientific, political, and industrial revolutions of the Romantic period transformed the status of humans and redefined the concept of species. This book examines literary representations of human and non-human animality in British Romanticism. The book’s novel approach focuses on the role of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Vocation and Desire

    George Eliot's Heroines, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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 Plague Epic in Early Modern England

    Heroic Measures, 1603–1721, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Totaro

    The Plague Epic in Early Modern England: Heroic Measures, 1603-1721 presents together, for the first time, modernized versions of ten of the most poignant of plague poems in the English language - each composed in heroic verse and responding to the urgent need to justify the ways of God in times of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

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