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  • Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England

    1st Edition

    By Roger D. Lund

    Arguing for the importance of wit beyond its use as a literary device, Roger D. Lund outlines the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role for wit in the public sphere. He traces its unpredictable effects in works of philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain

    1st Edition

    By Clare Hanson

    This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • George Eliot

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By David Kennedy

    Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, David Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work that is more complex than representational or counter-representational responses to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590–1620

    1st Edition

    By Marianne Montgomery

    Though representations of alien languages on the early modern stage have usually been read as mocking, xenophobic, or at the very least extremely anxious, listening closely to these languages in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Marianne Montgomery discerns a more complex reality.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen and the State (RLE Jane Austen)

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    A French Appreciation, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    The Six Novels, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • Jane Austen's Heroines (RLE Jane Austen)

    Intimacy in Human Relationships, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

  • The Art of John Webster

    1st Edition

    By Ralph Berry

    The Art of John Webster, first published in 1972, is a study of the three extant plays of Webster known to be solely his work. These plays are seen as attempts to achieve in literature the effects of the baroque, a term which related Webster to the larger developments of European art. Their content…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Critical Essays on George Eliot

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Hardy

    This title, first published in 1970, consists of essays on the individual tales and novels of George Eliot, with two general essays that discuss the novels as a whole and cuts across the individual works. The primary concern of these studies is to see what the limits of George Eliot’s greatness are…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

  • Dickens’ Novels as Poetry

    Allegory and Literature of the City, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Tambling

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens’ novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens’ novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens’ writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

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