19th Century Literature Products

  • Poetry and Uselessness

    From Coleridge to Ashbery, 1st Edition

    By Robert Archambeau

    W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Writing in the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Anne Marie Beller

    Exploring the theme of marginality in Mary Elizabeth Braddon novels from The Trail of the Serpent (1861) to The Infidel (1900), Anne-Marie Beller makes astute connections between the marginalized position of the female popular novelist and the marginalized subject in Braddon's fiction. In so doing,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-28 
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception

    America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Ryan

    First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well…

    Hardback – 2019-04-28 

  • The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art

    1st Edition

    By Sarah J. Lippert

    Offering an examination of the paragone, meaning artistic rivalry, in nineteenth-century France and England, this book considers how artists were impacted by prevailing aesthetic theories, or institutional and cultural paradigms, to compete in the art world. The paragone has been considered…

    Hardback – 2019-04-17 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • 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 

  • 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 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Edward Lloyd and His World

    Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain, 1st Edition

    By Rohan McWilliam, Sarah Louise Lill

    The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • 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 

  • Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900

    Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature, 1st Edition

    By Adrian S. Wisnicki

    Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature examines the impact of non-western cultural, political, and social forces and agencies on the production of British expeditionary literature; it is a project of recovery. The book argues…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Shelley's Romantic Nonviolence

    Aesthetics and Politics in an Age of Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Matthew C. Borushko

    From the French Revolution, Reign of Terror, and Napoleonic Wars abroad to the dramatic social changes wrought by industrialization and political agitation at home, the Romantic age in Britain was characterized by dramatic historical and political violence. As a result, the reform movement of the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28 

  • Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism

    Unsettling Presences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kostas Boyiopoulos, Anthony Patterson, Mark Sandy

    The 17 essays of Unsettling Presences investigate writers and texts chiefly stretching from 1890 to 1939, from both within and outside of the Modernist canon. They explore tensions, convergences, and differences between the dominant Modernists and lesser-known figures. Not only do they examine the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-25 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Reinventing Christianity

    Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Woodhead

    This title was first published in 2001. 'An age of faith or an age of doubt?'- the question has dominated study of Christianity in the Victorian era. Reinventing Christianity offers a fresh analysis of the vitality and variety of Christianity in Britain and America in the Victorian era. Part One…

    Hardback – 2019-03-23 
    Routledge Revivals

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