British Literature Products

  • The Eighteenth Century

    The Context of English Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pat Rogers

    The aim of this book, originally published in 1978, is to make the reading of literary classics such as Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Tom Jones, The Beggar’s Opera and Tristram Shandy an even richer experience by giving them an intelligible place in history. The ‘context’ is seen not as a…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • The Augustan World

    Life and Letters in Eighteenth-Century England, 1st Edition

    By A. R. Humphreys

    The outlook of writers in the eighteenth century was profoundly influenced by the social and intellectual interests of Augustan life. Originally published in 1954, this book aims to describe that influence, and to set the literature of the period in its social environment with a critical attention.…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Work in the English Novel

    The Myth of Vocation, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Danon

    Originally published in 1985, this book traces the development of an ideal of work in English writing which runs parallel to that of the Protestant work ethic. The author has called this the myth of vocation: work is seen as the primary source of self-definition, psychic integration and fulfilment.…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

    13 Volume Set, 1st Edition

    By Various

    This 13 volume set contains titles, originally published between 1949 and 1991. Focusing on eighteenth-century England it includes titles which examine novels, drama and poetry from the time. There are titles that discuss the literature in a historical, sociological and political context as well as…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature

    Want, Riots, Migration, 1st Edition

    By Lesa Scholl

    In Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature, Lesa Scholl explores the ways in which the language of starvation interacts with narratives of emotional and intellectual want to create a dynamic, evolving notion of hunger. Scholl's interdisciplinary study emphasises literary analysis, sensory…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Gilvary

    Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified from primary sources, and that Shakespearean…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge

  • Hardy Deconstructing Hardy

    A Derridean Reading of Thomas Hardy�s Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Nilüfer Özgür

    Hardy Deconstructing Hardy aims to add a new dimension of research which has been partly overlooked—a Derridean, Deconstructive reading of Hardy‘s poetry. Analyzing thirty-four popular and less popular poems by Hardy, this volume challenges current references to Derridean Deconstructionism. While…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge

  • The Scriptures of Charles Dickens

    Novels of Ideology, Novels of the Self, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Newey

    This study focuses on Dickens's response to questions of identity, conduct, and social organization that emerged in an era of major cultural unsettlement and change, not least with the decline of religious certainty and the rise of materialism. An analysis of A Christmas Carol as a paradigm of his…

    Paperback – 2019-12-13
    Routledge

  • Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Knight

    Christopher J. Knight’s Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction is a study of the British author Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 – 2000), attending to her nine novels, especially as viewed through the lens both of "late style" (she published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age sixty) and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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

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