18th Century Literature Products

  • Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity

    By Christopher Borsing

    Based on close reading of a representative range of Defoe’s writing, Borsing presents a study of Defoe’s engagement with the concept of personal identity, exploring his construction of personae, his forays into different literary genres and the role of religion in his philosophy.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 

  • The Wildness Pleases

    The Origins of Romanticism

    By Christopher Thacker

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ‘codification’ of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • British Freemasonry, 1717-1813

    Edited by Róbert Péter

    Freemasonry was a major cultural and social phenomenon and a key element of the Enlightenment. It was to have an international influence across the globe. This primary resource collection charts a key period in the development of organized Freemasonry culminating in the formation of a single United…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 

  • Shelley's Style

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)

    The Poetry of Displacement

    By David Simpson

    Traditionally, Wordsworth’s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical

    By Kathryn Shevelow

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Representing Public Credit

    Credible commitment, fiction, and the rise of the financial subject

    By Natalie Roxburgh

    Public credit was controversial in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. It entailed new ways of thinking about the individual in relation to the State and was for many reasons a site of cultural negotiation and debate. At the same time, it required commitment from participants in order to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature

    Narrating Age in the Bildungsroman

    By Heike Hartung

    This study establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Based on the historical premise that the view of ageing as a burden emerges as a specific narrative in the late eighteenth century, the study highlights how the changing…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Robinson Crusoe (Routledge Revivals)

    By Pat Rogers

    First published in 1979, this title presents the basic facts and the background information needed by a modern reader of Robinson Crusoe, as well as a careful exploration of the structure and style of the work itself. Pat Rogers pays particular attention to the book’s composition and publishing…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

    By Henry A. Beers

    First published in 1926, this title presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ‘Romanticism’, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • Tristram Shandy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Max Byrd

    Max Byrd’s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne – an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Revivals

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