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  • 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 – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820-1945

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Addyman, Laura Wood, Christopher Yiannitsaros

    This volume explores the intersection between culinary history and literature across a period of profound social and cultural change. Split into four parts, essays focus on the relationships between eating and childhood reading in the Victorian era, the role of hunger in depicting social…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction

    The Art of Female Beauty, 1st Edition

    By Kirby-Jane Hallum

    Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to trace the development of aestheticism, examining the differences between the authors, including their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Literature and Moral Economy in the Early Modern Atlantic

    Elegant Sufficiencies, 1st Edition

    By Hillary Eklund

    Grounded in the literary history of early modern England, this study explores the intersection of cultural attitudes and material practices that shape the acquisition, circulation, and consumption of resources at the turn of the seventeenth century. Considering a formally diverse and ideologically…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Alison V. Scott

    Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighboring but distinct concepts including avarice, excess, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance, and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in luxury’s conceptual…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Dialect and Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Hodson

    The nineteenth century witnessed a proliferation in the literary uses of dialect, with dialect becoming a key feature in the development of the realist novel, dialect songs being printed by the hundreds in urban centres and dialect poetry becoming a respected form. In this collection, scholars from…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • King John (Mis)Remembered

    1st Edition

    By Igor Djordjevic

    King John’s evil reputation has outlasted and proved more enduring than that of Richard III, whose notoriety seemed ensured thanks to Shakespeare’s portrayal of him. The paradox is even greater when we realize that this portrait of John endures despite Shakespeare’s portrait of him in the play King…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Sharon Harrow

    Sport as it is largely understood today was invented during the long eighteenth century when the modern rules of sport were codified; sport emerged as a business, a spectacle, and a performance; and gaming organized itself around sporting culture. Examining the underexplored intersection of sport,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Epistolary Community in Print, 1580�1664

    1st Edition

    By Diana G. Barnes

    Epistolary Community in Print contends that the printed letter is an inherently sociable genre ideally suited to the theorisation of community in early modern England. In manual, prose or poetic form, printed letter collections make private matters public, and in so doing reveal, first how tenuous…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyrics

    Translation in the Eighteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Rosalind Powell

    In the first full-length study of Christopher Smart’s translations and the place and function of translation in Smart’s poetry, Rosalind Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart’s poetics and his practice. Drawing on translation theory from the early modern…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unify

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Duxfield

    In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was prominent in the 1580s and 1590s. In combination with the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Christopher Marlowe at 450

    1st Edition

    By Sara Munson Deats, Robert A. Logan

    There has never been a retrospective on Christopher Marlowe as comprehensive, complete and up-to-date in appraising the Marlovian landscape. Each chapter has been written by an eminent, international Marlovian scholar to determine what has been covered, what has not, and what scholarship and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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