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  • The Early Modern English Calendar

    A Reference Guide, 1st Edition

    By Phebe Jensen

    Depending on variables such as rank, level of literacy, gender, and occupation, English society in the early modern period operated according to a number of different calendrical time schemes. These included the astronomical time that fundamentally set the duration of days and years; the seasons,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-28 
    Routledge

  • The Arctic in Literature for Children and Young Adults

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi Hansson, Maria Lindgren Leavenworth, Anka Ryall

    As a setting for juvenile literature, the Arctic has traditionally been a space for adventure, the exotic and the fantastic. More recent works have used the Arctic setting to explore a dystopian future, often related to climate change. The aim of the present volume is to examine themes in Arctic…

    Hardback – 2020-03-03 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

    Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family, 1st Edition

    By Miranda Corcoran, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff

    Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Geography and the Literary Imagination in Victorian Fictions of Empire

    The Poetics of Imperial Space, 1st Edition

    By Jean Fernandez

    In this pioneering study, Dr. Fernandez explores how the rise of institutional geography in Victorian England impacted imperial fiction’s emergence as a genre characterized by a preoccupation with space and place. This volume argues that the alliance between institutional geography and the British…

    Hardback – 2020-02-29 
    Routledge

  • A Cultural History of English Lexicography, 1600-1800

    The Authoritative Word, 1st Edition

    By Linda C. Mitchell

    As this lively new study effectively demonstrates, dictionaries serve as far more than just simple reference tools-they also offer a rich fund of information about people in society. Before now, the extent to which dictionaries encode social history, as opposed to merely relaying linguistic…

    Hardback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen and Altruism

    1st Edition

    By Magdalen Wing-chi Ki

    Jane Austen and Altruism identifies a compelling theme, namely, the view that Jane Austen propounds a rigorous, boundary-sensitive model of altruism that counters the human propensity to selfishness and promotes the culture of cooperation. In her days, altruism was commonly known as "benevolence",…

    Hardback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women

    Echoes of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Borham-Puyal

    This book explores the concept of liminality in the representation of women in 18th and 19th–century literature, as well as in contemporary rewritings, such as novels, films, television shows, videogames and graphic novels. In particular, it focuses on vampires, prostitutes, quixotes, and…

    Hardback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Women's Travel Writings in India 1755-1845

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Thompson, Katrina O'Loughlin, Éadaoin Agnew, Betty Hagglund

    The ‘memsahibs’ of the British Raj in India are well-known figures today, frequently depicted in fiction, TV and film. In recent years, they have also become the focus of extensive scholarship. Less familiar to both academics and the general public, however, are the eighteenth- and early…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

  • Women's Travel Writings in India 1777-1845

    Volume I: Jemima Kindersley, Letters from the Island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope and the East Indies (1777); and Maria Graham, Journal of a Residence in India (1812), 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Thompson

    The ‘memsahibs’ of the British Raj in India are well-known figures today, frequently depicted in fiction, TV and film. In recent years, they have also become the focus of extensive scholarship. Less familiar to both academics and the general public, however, are the eighteenth- and early…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

  • Women's Travel Writings in India 1777-1845

    Volume II: Harriet Newell, Memoirs of Mrs Harriet Newell, Wife of the Reverend Samuel Newell, American Missionary to India (1815); and Eliza Fay, Letters from India (1817), 1st Edition

    Edited by Katrina O'Loughlin

    The ‘memsahibs’ of the British Raj in India are well-known figures today, frequently depicted in fiction, TV and film. In recent years, they have also become the focus of extensive scholarship. Less familiar to both academics and the general public, however, are the eighteenth- and early…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

  • Women's Travel Writings in India 1777-1845

    Volume III: Mrs A. Deane, A Tour through the Upper Provinces of Hindustan (1823); and Julia Charlotte Maitland, Letters from Madras During the Years 1836-39, by a Lady (1843), 1st Edition

    Edited by Éadaoin Agnew

    The ‘memsahibs’ of the British Raj in India are well-known figures today, frequently depicted in fiction, TV and film. In recent years, they have also become the focus of extensive scholarship. Less familiar to both academics and the general public, however, are the eighteenth- and early…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

  • Women's Travel Writings in India 1777-1845

    Volume IV: Mary Martha Sherwood, The Life of Mrs Sherwood (1854), 1st Edition

    Edited by Betty Hagglund

    The ‘memsahibs’ of the British Raj in India are well-known figures today, frequently depicted in fiction, TV and film. In recent years, they have also become the focus of extensive scholarship. Less familiar to both academics and the general public, however, are the eighteenth- and early…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

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