18th Century Literature Products

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Alexander Pope

    The Evolution of a Poet

    By Netta Murray Goldsmith

    This title was first published in 2002: Making use of the growing body of research in recent years on the nature of creativity, Netta Goldsmith here presents a new view of the famous poet whose personality has long frustrated scholars as elusive. Goldsmith tells the story of Pope's life so as to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955)

    Laureate of Peace

    By G. Wilson Knight

    First published in 1955, this exegesis on the writings of Alexander Pope reveals the technical felicities of his poetry, and is the first to be devoted to the great meaning inherent in his work. One section, which has appeared before and did much to redirect the study of Pope, has been thoroughly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Unfolding of The Seasons (1970)

    A Study of James Thomson's Poem

    By Ralph Cohen

    First published in 1970, this is a critical study providing an interpretation and evaluation of James Thomson’s poem The Seasons. Professor Cohen urges its reconsideration as a major Augustan poem, arguing that Thomson’s unity, diction, and thought combine with a conception of man, nature, and God…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Art of Discrimination (1964)

    Thomson's The Seasons and the Language of Criticism

    By Ralph Cohen

    First published in 1964, this book analyses claims and comments that English critics have made about James Thomson’s poem The Seasons (1730-46). Cohen deals with the relation between ‘practical’ and ‘philosophical’ criticism of the poem that for over two hundred years has been a model for other…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • The Wildness Pleases (Routledge Revivals)

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration

    Edited by Sarah McCleave, Brian Caraher

    Written by internationally established scholars of Thomas Moore’s music, poetry, and prose writing, Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration is a collection of twelve essays and a timely response to significant new biographical, historiographical and editorial work on Moore. This collection…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution

  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven W. Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres

    Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

    Edited by Jacomien Prins, Maude Vanhaelen

    This is the first volume to explore the reception of the Pythagorean doctrine of cosmic harmony within a variety of contexts, ranging chronologically from Plato to 18th-century England. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning the relationship between music,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • The Romance

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Ballad

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

7Series in 18th Century Literature

Product Search