British Literature Products

  • Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

    1st Edition

    By Katrin Berndt

    Friendship has always been a universal category of human relationships and an influential motif in literature, but it is rarely discussed as a theme in its own right. In her study of how friendship gives direction and shape to new ideas and novel strategies of plot, character formation, and style…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21

  • Milton's Italy

    Anglo-Italian Literature, Travel, and Connections in Seventeenth-Century England, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Martin

    This book joins a growing trend toward transnational literary studies and revives a venerable tradition of Anglo-Italian scholarship centering on John Milton. Correcting misperceptions that have diminished the international dimensions of his life and work, it broadly surveys Milton’s Italianate…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context, 1st Edition

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20

  • Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad

    Constructions and Deconstructions of National Identity, 1st Edition

    By Abigail Heiniger

    Exploring the literary microcosm inspired by Brontë's debut novel, Jane Eyre's Fairytale Legacy at Home and Abroad focuses on the nationalistic stakes of the mythic and fairytale paradigms that were incorporated into the heroic female bildungsroman tradition. Jane Eyre, Abigail Heiniger argues, is…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20

  • Sexual Privatism in British Romantic Writing

    A Public of One, 1st Edition

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The Romantic age, though often associated with free erotic expression, was ambivalent about what if anything sex had to do with the public sphere. Late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century British texts often repressed the very sexual energies they claimed to be bringing into the open. The…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Limited Shakespeare

    The Reason of Finitude, 1st Edition

    By Julián Jiménez Heffernan

    Shakespeare’s poetic-dramatic worlds are inescapably limited. There is always, in his poems and plays, a force (a contingent drive, a pre-textual undertow, a rational-critical momentum, an ironic stance, the deflections of error) coercing plot and meaning to their end. By examining the work of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness

    1st Edition

    By Todd O. Williams

    Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness takes a cognitive ecocritical approach to Rossetti’s writing as it developed throughout her career. This study provides a unique understanding of Rossetti’s identity as an artist through a cognitive model while also engaging significantly with her…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Edward Lloyd and His World

    Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Louise Lill, Rohan McWilliam

    The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Milton and the New Scientific Age

    Poetry, Science, Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Gimelli Martin

    Milton and the New Scientific Age represents significant advantages over all previous volumes on the subject of Milton and science, as it includes contributions from top scholars and prominent beginners in a broad number of fields. Most of these fields have long dominated work in both Milton and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel

    An Elliptical Dialogue with the Thinking of Jacques Derrida, 1st Edition

    By Eileen Pollard

    Origin and Ellipsis in the Writing of Hilary Mantel provokes a re-engagement with Derrida’s thinking in contemporary literature, with particular emphasis on the philosopher’s preoccupation with the process of writing. This is the first book-length study of Mantel’s writing, not just in terms of…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650

    Materiality and Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Carrie Griffin

    Exploring the nature of utilitarian texts in English transmitted from the later Middle Ages to c. 1650, this volume considers textual and material strategies for the presentation and organisation of written knowledge and information during the period. In particular, it investigates the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-08
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Routledge Revivals 19th Century Literature Bundle

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This bundle brings together 29 prominent works examining and exploring areas of 19th literature. The collection includes volumes on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Brontës, Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad, as well as a critical look at key issues during this time, including Darwinism,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29
    Routledge Revivals

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