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  • Ancient Cultures of Conceit

    British University Fiction in the Post-War Years, 1st Edition

    By Ian Carter

    The campus novel is one of the best loved forms of fiction in the post-war period. But what are its characteristic themes? What are its prejudices? And what does it take for granted? Originally published in 1990, this is the first study to connect literary, historical, and sociological aspects of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Jean DeMarr, Jane S. Bakerman

    Originally published in 1983, this title lists and annotates reference sources which will help readers select primary materials useful in studies of the literary portraits of women and their societal roles. The years 1961 to 1981 were set as boundaries for this volume because the author’s initial…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • The Myth of Superwoman

    Women's Bestsellers in France and the United States, 1st Edition

    By Resa L. Dudovitz

    Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • John le Carré

    1st Edition

    By Eric Homberger

    Since the heyday of Ian Fleming’s fantasy superspy James Bond, the novels of John le Carré have held up to readers across the world a sombre, fascinating picture of decline, deception and ethical ambiguity. In this study, originally published in 1986, the first to include an interpretation of A…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Lord Jim

    1st Edition

    By John Batchelor

    Published in 1900, Conrad’s Lord Jim can in many ways be seen as the first ‘modern’ novel. This important full study of the book, originally published in 1988, emphasizes the outstanding historical and artistic significance of Conrad’s masterpiece. John Batchelor pursues the ways in which Conrad…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • John Fowles

    1st Edition

    By Peter Conradi

    John Fowles had gained great popularity as a contemporary novelist on both sides of the Atlantic. In this comprehensive study of his work, originally published in 1982, Peter Conradi relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction at the time. Conradi sees him…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

    26 Volume Set, 1st Edition

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction (26 volume set) contains titles, originally published between 1977 and 1997. It includes titles on the roles of women in literature, fantasy as a genre, a source guide to science fiction and many titles by renowned academics looking at specific novelists,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Children’s Literature in the Long 19th Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Butler, Ann Alston

    In this collection the multidimensional story of children’s literature in the formative period of the long nineteenth century is illuminated, questioned, and, in some respects, rewritten. Children’s literature might be characterised as the love-child of the Enlightenment and the Romantic movements…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    Historical Women's Writing

  • Bicentennial Essays on Jane Austen’s Afterlives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Annika Bautz, Sarah Wootton

    This collection is concerned with the changing approaches to Jane Austen, her writings, and her afterlives, over the past two hundred years. It reflects on, and broadens understanding of, the cultural reach and reimaginings of Austen in view of the bicentennial celebrations of her published novels…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    Historical Women's Writing

  • Assessing English for Professional Purposes

    1st Edition

    By Ute Knoch, Susy Macqueen

    Assessing English for Professional Purposes provides a state-of-the-art account of the various kinds of language assessments used to determine people’s ability to function linguistically in the workplace. At a time when professional expertise is increasingly mobile and diverse, with highly trained…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of "Bad English"

    An Introduction to Language Attitudes and Ideologies, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Peterson

    Why is it that some ways of using English are considered "good" and others considered "bad"? Why are certain forms of language termed elegant, eloquent or refined, whereas others are deemed uneducated, coarse, or inappropriate? Making Sense of "Bad English" is an accessible introduction to…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children

    1st Edition

    By Yunqiu Zhang

    Compared with other subdisciplines in Chinese Linguistics, children’s language acquisition is a significant field with relatively limited achievements. Based on data from a dynamic and developmental corpus, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the early development of Chinese-speaking…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Chinese Linguistics

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