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  • Comedy

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Naturalism

    By Lilian R. Furst, Peter N. Skrine

    First published in 1971, this book examines the literary style of Naturalism. After introducing the reader to the term itself, including its history and its relationship to Realism, it goes on to trace the origins of the Naturalist movement as well as particular groups which adhered to Naturalism…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Routledge Revivals: Lost Illusions (1974)

    Paul Léautaud and his World

    By James Harding

    Paul Léautaud was both one of the oddest characters in French literature and, as a staff member of the review Mercure de France, at the centre of Parisian literary life for over half a century. First published in 1974, this book represents the first full length biography of Léautaud in any language…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Proust (Routledge Revivals)

    His Life, His Circle and His Work

    By Derrick Leon

    This book, first published in 1940, provides an introduction to the life and work of the French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. This book will be of interest to students of literature.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Evolution, Sacrifice, and Narrative

    Balzac, Zola, and Faulkner

    By Carol Colatrella

    First published in 1990. Balzac, Zola and Faulkner all drew upon the principles of evolutionary theory to represent man’s place in nature and his struggle for survival in their major series La Comèdie humaine, Rougon-Macquart and the Yoknapatawpha fiction. This book focuses on the ‘first’ novels in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Reflecting on Nana

    By Bernice Chitnis

    First published in 1991, this book radically challenged the view of Nana as the story of an old fashioned femme fatale and reinterprets her as a feminist heroine who manages to overturn patriarchy. The author shows how Nana confronts the traditional social order and offers an alternative version.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Balzac and Music

    Its Place and Meaning in His Life and Work

    By Jean-Pierre Barricelli

    First published in 1990, this book was the first comprehensive study of Balzac’s relationship to music, blending past scholarship with new perspectives to formulate an inclusive account. It begins by examining the contacts and experiences that shaped the musical side of Balzac’s life. These left…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Balzac and the French Revolution

    By Ronnie Butler

    First published in 1983. Balzac’s novels are one of the largest and most important sources for the history of post-revolutionary France, but they have scarcely been tapped as they should be. Approaching the subject from the perspective of a literary, the author shows in detail how specific…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Editing Nineteenth-Century Fiction

    Papers given at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1977

    Edited by Jane Millgate

    First published in 1978, this collection of papers, first presented at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems in 1977, focuses on the editing of nineteenth-century fiction. Four of the papers are devoted to single authors – Dickens, Thackeray, Hardy and Zola – while the fifth takes…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Zola

    By Phillip Walker

    In the novels of Emile Zola, the pain and horror of working class life was pushed into the drawing rooms of polite society. Zola set out to shock and to question the assumptions of fiction and of comfortable, settled lives. The impact of his writing was far wider than France, and his attacks on the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

    By Various

    This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence

    By Colin Davis

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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