British Literature Products

  • 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

  • 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

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