18th Century Literature Products

  • A Tale of a Fool?

    A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman, 1st Edition

    By Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir

    A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759. Guðrún worked as a farmhand for most of her adult life and when she died she left behind a partial autobiography, which is believed to be the oldest autobiography of an Icelandic peasant woman.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals takes a broad chronological sweep, from medieval times to present day, to explore the literary status and representation of animals in literature. Editors, Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan and Karen Edwards have assembled some of the field’s leading scholars to demonstrate how…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860

    1st Edition

    By Megan A. Norcia

    Over a century before Monopoly invited child players to bankrupt one another with merry ruthlessness, a lively and profitable board game industry thrived in Britain from the 1750s onward, thanks to publishers like John Wallis, John Betts, and William Spooner. As part of the new wave of materials…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Rose Pimentel

    In her exploration of the moral tradition shared between Jane Austen and George Eliot, Rose Pimentel argues that a common ethical dynamic between the two authors, and what would later be known as the realist novel, emerged from an emphasis on reflection as introspection that was widespread in the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain

    An Archaeology of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Mita Choudhury

    Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain: An Archaeology of Empire is a provocative intervention that extends considerably the parameters of on-going dialogues about British identity during the Enlightenment. Thoughtfully interdisciplinary and with an allegiance to the culture which literary…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • 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 – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence

    War as Action, 1775-1860, 1st Edition

    By Martin Holtz

    This book argues that the negotiation of agency is central not only to the experience of war but also to its representation in cultural expressions, ranging from a notion of disablement, expressed in victimization, immobilization, traumatization, and death, to enablement, expressed in the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Goethe

    1st Edition

    By Benedetto Croce

    Croce admired Goethe partly because the latter possessed a knowledge of human nature in all its aspects but nonetheless kept his mind above and beyond political sympathies and the quarrels of nations. In this volume originally published in English in 1923, Croce distils his critical ideas about…

    Hardback – 2019-02-18 
    Routledge
    Collected Works

  • Ariosto, Shakespeare and Corneille

    1st Edition

    By Benedetto Croce

    Originally published in 1921 this volume consists of the first of Croce’s literary criticisms to be published in English and as well as a section on Shakespeare, it contains unique essays on Ariosto and Corneille which together inaugurated a new era in literary criticism. The essays are based on…

    Hardback – 2019-02-18 
    Routledge
    Collected Works

  • Frances Sheridan, Eugenia and Adelaide, A Novel

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna M Fitzer

    Frances Sheridan’s Eugenia and Adelaide is an astonishing first novel of parental tyranny, infidelity, kidnap, blackmail and violence played out over two volumes against the backdrop of continental Europe.  The friendship of Eugenia and Adelaide endures in spite of their separation at the beginning…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • A Field Guide to Book History

    Researching the Material Book, 1st Edition

    By Ann R. Hawkins, Maura Ives

    As book historians will attest, students are usually surprised to learn that a book’s container can matter deeply when it comes to understanding the value placed on it by the work’s original readers. A Field Guide to Book History provides students and researchers new to the field the information…

    Paperback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-28 
    Routledge

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