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  • Burlesque

    1st Edition

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful introduction to burlesque literature, a term used by critics from the seventh-century onwards to describe work in which an incongruity between serious subject-matter and style is used to provoke laughter. It examines the four main types of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Classicism

    1st Edition

    By Dominique Secretan

    First published in 1972, this book provides an overview of Classicism in literature. After an informative introduction to the term, it explores some of the periods and places in which Classicism has been prominent: the Italian Renaissance, England before and during the Restoration, Renaissance…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy of Manners

    1st Edition

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Andrew Marvell

    Loss and aspiration, home and homeland in Miscellaneous Poems, 1st Edition

    By A. D. Cousins

    This monograph studies how, across the Folio of 1681, Marvell's poems engage not merely with different kinds of loss and aspiration, but with experiences of both that were, in mid-seventeenth-century England, disturbingly new and unfamiliar. It particularly examines Marvell's preoccupation with the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Bess of Hardwick’s Letters

    Language, Materiality, and Early Modern Epistolary Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alison Wiggins

    Bess of Hardwick's Letters is the first book-length study of the c. 250 letters to and from the remarkable Elizabethan dynast, matriarch and builder of houses Bess of Hardwick (c. 1527–1608). By surveying the complete correspondence, author Alison Wiggins uncovers the wide range of uses to which…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • British Boarding Houses in Interwar Women's Literature

    Alternative domestic spaces, 1st Edition

    By Terri Mullholland

    Embraced for the dramatic opportunities afforded by a house full of strangers, the British boarding house emerged as a setting for novels published during the interwar period by a diverse range of women writers from Stella Gibbons to Virginia Woolf. To use the single room in the boarding house or…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Borsing

    The concept of a personal identity was a contentious issue in the early eighteenth century. John Locke’s philosophical discussion of personal identity in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding fostered a public debate upon the status of an immortal Christian soul. This book argues that Defoe, like…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama

    Commerce, Poesy, and the Profitable Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Brian Sheerin

    Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama traces the near-simultaneous rise of economic theory, literary criticism, and public theater in London at the turn of the seventeenth century, and posits that connecting all three is a fascination with creating something out of nothing simply by…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality, 1st Edition

    By Sabine Schülting

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Didactic Novels and British Women's Writing, 1790-1820

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hilary Havens

    Tracing the rise of conduct literature and the didactic novel over the course of the eighteenth century, this book explores how British women used the didactic novel genre to engage in political debate during and immediately after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Although didactic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Dickens and the Myth of the Reader

    1st Edition

    By Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

    This study explores the ways in which Dickens’s published work and his thousands of letters intersect, to shape and promote particular myths of the reading experience, as well as redefining the status of the writer. It shows that the boundaries between private and public writing are subject to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Disgust in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Natalie K. Eschenbaum, Barbara Correll

    What is the role of disgust or revulsion in early modern English literature? How did early modern English subjects experience revulsion and how did writers represent it in poetry, plays, and prose? What does it mean when literature instructs, delights, and disgusts? This collection of essays looks…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

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