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Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900  books

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British Romanticism, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene Writing Tambora by David Higgins British Romanticism, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene Writing Tambora

This book is the first major ecocritical study of the relationship between British Romanticism and climate change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/11/2017

Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women The Hard Way Up by Florence Boos Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women The Hard Way Up

Placing each memoir within its generic, historical, and biographical context, this book traces the shifts in such writings over time, examines the circumstances which enabled working-class women authors to publish their life stories, and places these memoirs within a wider...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

Charles Dickens and His Publishers by Professor Robert L. (Lynette S. Autrey Professor in Humanities, Rice University) Patten Charles Dickens and His Publishers
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This fascinating volume relates the story of Dicken's social encounters, violent breaches, and uneasy alliances with his publishers and illustrates how the conditions of publishing had much to do with the shape and success of Dicken's career.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend The Quest for Knowledge by Katie Garner Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend The Quest for Knowledge

Tracing the variety of women's responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it argues that differences in the kinds of Arthurian materials read by and prepared for women produced a distinct female...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture by Wendy Parkins Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

From a growing awareness of the depletion of energy resources and the perils of environmental degradation to the founding of self-sufficient communities and the establishment of the National Trust, the concept of sustainability began to take on a new importance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2017

British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest by Mai-Lin Cheng British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest

British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest investigates the generic structures of Romantic literature and the negotiation of the status of literature in the period in relation to a new media landscape. This book explores the self-theorization of Romantic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Menials Domestic Service and the Cultural Transformation of British Society, 1650-1850 by Kristina Booker Menials Domestic Service and the Cultural Transformation of British Society, 1650-1850

Menials explores major changes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture and society by examining how writers used representations of domestic servants to characterize and observe those changes. This book contextualizes fiction with economic theory and conduct texts, periodicals, and estate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Herman Melville in Context by Kevin (University of Central Oklahoma) Hayes Herman Melville in Context

Herman Melville in Context will help readers of Melville better understand and appreciate his life, works, and legacy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Francophonie en Orient Aux croisements France-Asie (1840-1940) by Mathilde Kang Francophonie en Orient Aux croisements France-Asie (1840-1940)

This book offers a pioneering study of Asian cultures that officially escaped from French colonisation but nonetheless were steeped in French civilisation in the colonial era and had heavily French-influenced, largely francophone literatures.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies by Robert S. Levine Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

This book offers new perspectives on race and transnationalism in nineteenth-century American literary studies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Charlotte Bronte by Penny Boumelha Charlotte Bronte

This important study offers close readings of The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette, considered in feminist, Marxist, and other theoretical and critical contexts.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Blindness and Writing From Wordsworth to Gissing by Heather (Birkbeck College, University of London) Tilley Blindness and Writing From Wordsworth to Gissing
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Heather Tilley examines the huge shifts that took place in the experience and conceptualisation of blindness during the nineteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Athenaeum A Mirror of Victorian Culture by Leslie A. Marchand The Athenaeum A Mirror of Victorian Culture

This study of a leading nineteenth-century Journal of English and Foreign Literature, Science, and Fine Arts offers an excellent approach to average intelligent Victorian thought. The Athanaeum early established a reputation for independent and unbiased criticism and this study presents...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child Political Philosophy in Frankenstein by Eileen Hunt Botting Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child Political Philosophy in Frankenstein

In Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child, Eileen Hunt Botting contends that Frankenstein is a profound work of speculative fiction designed to engage a radical moral and political question: do children have rights?
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Romantic Childhood, Romantic Heirs Reproduction and Retrospection, 1820 - 1850 by Beatrice Turner Romantic Childhood, Romantic Heirs Reproduction and Retrospection, 1820 - 1850

Hartley and Sara Coleridge, children of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and William Godwin Jr, children of William Godwin, shared the predicament of being both `real' and `literary' children.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/10/2017

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Volume VIII: The Short Fiction by Ian (University of Birmingham) Small The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Volume VIII: The Short Fiction

This edition collects all of Oscar Wilde's short fiction, principally The Happy Prince (1888), Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891), and Wilde's second volume of fairy stories, A House of Pomegranates (1891). It also includes the first full edition of Wilde's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Spain in British Romanticism 1800-1840 by Diego Saglia Spain in British Romanticism 1800-1840

This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays by international scholars takes a fresh look at the profound impact of the Peninsular War on Romantic British literature and culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Who's Who in Charles Dickens by C. P. Vlieland Who's Who in Charles Dickens

Who's Who in Charles Dickens brings the work of one of England's most famous authors together in such a way that the reader can find out about the characters in an instant.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' A Tale of the Sea by Joseph Conrad The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' A Tale of the Sea

The first, comprehensive and authoritative critical edition of Joseph Conrad's early masterpiece, The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (1897).
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Dawn Keetley Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Creating Character Theories of Nature and Nurture in Victorian Sensation Fiction by Helena Ifill Creating Character Theories of Nature and Nurture in Victorian Sensation Fiction

Through innovative readings of seven novels, Creating character demonstrates how the Victorian sensation authors Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins employed, challenged and explored diverse, and sometimes contradictory, theories of character formation in their fiction -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2017

Tact Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain by David Russell Tact Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more and more people lived more closely than ever before with people...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/12/2017

Henry James, Consciousness, and the Evolution of the Novel by Professor Peter Rawlings Henry James, Consciousness, and the Evolution of the Novel

Positioning Henry James within his transatlantic and pan-European contexts, Peter Rawlings relocates James and the New Criticism's ideology of organicism in biology rather than in aesthetics. Rawlings argues that the novel as a genre anchored in the representation of character...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/12/2017

Inventing the Popular in Nineteenth-Century France Printing, Politics, and Poetics by Bettina R. Lerner Inventing the Popular in Nineteenth-Century France Printing, Politics, and Poetics

The decades leading up to the Revolution of 1848 witnessed radical transformations in popular culture in France. In the first study to show how competing works by working-class writers both resisted and contributed to these sudden changes in the cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/12/2017

The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula' by Roger (Birkbeck, University of London) Luckhurst The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula'
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A new collection of essays that offers exciting new critical approaches to the most famous vampire in literature and film.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula' by Roger (Birkbeck, University of London) Luckhurst The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula'
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A new collection of essays that offers exciting new critical approaches to the most famous vampire in literature and film.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction Chartism, Radical Print Culture, and the Social Problem Novel by Gregory (New York University) Vargo An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction Chartism, Radical Print Culture, and the Social Problem Novel

Explores the journalism and fiction appearing in the early Victorian working-class periodical press and its influence on mainstream literature.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Hardy in History A Study in Literary Sociology by Peter Widdowson Hardy in History A Study in Literary Sociology

First published in 1989, this study investigates Hardy not so much in terms of his novels but as he has been constituted as a major figure in English literature. Using Hardy as a case-study, it looks at how a `great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

Robert Browning Selected Writings by Richard (Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow) Cronin Robert Browning Selected Writings
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This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Robert Browning (1812-1889). The edition includes the very first poem he published to works written at the end of his life,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

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Radical Orientalism Rights, Reform, and Romanticism by Gerard (University of Tennessee) Cohen-Vrignaud Radical Orientalism Rights, Reform, and Romanticism

This book explores the relationship between ideas of the East and the struggle for democratic rights in the Romantic period.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Russian Writers and the Fin de Siecle The Twilight of Realism by Katherine (University of Cambridge) Bowers Russian Writers and the Fin de Siecle The Twilight of Realism

An essay collection that explores Russian literature and culture in relation to the late nineteenth-century fin de siecle.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

What the Victorians Made of Romanticism Material Artifacts, Cultural Practices, and Reception History by Tom Mole What the Victorians Made of Romanticism Material Artifacts, Cultural Practices, and Reception History

This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Global Dilemmas Imperial Bolton-le-Moors from the Hungry Forties to the Death of Leverhulme by Malcolm Hardman Global Dilemmas Imperial Bolton-le-Moors from the Hungry Forties to the Death of Leverhulme

Global Dilemmas documents the cultural debates of a key community of the British Empire from the 1840s to 1925. It completes the account of its printed legacy as pioneer of Reformation, Parliamentary Reform, and Industrial Revolution begun in A Kingdom...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Modernity and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America Literary Representations of Communication and Transportation Technologies by James E. Dobson Modernity and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America Literary Representations of Communication and Transportation Technologies

This book examines temporal and formal disruptions found in American autobiographical narratives produced during the end of the nineteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Tolstoy on Aesthetics What is Art? by H. O. Mounce Tolstoy on Aesthetics What is Art?

This title was first published in 2001: Tolstoy's view of art is discussed in most courses in aesthetics, particularly his main text What is Art? He believed that the importance of art lies not in its purely aesthetic qualities but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Late Ruskin: New Contexts by Francis O'Gorman Late Ruskin: New Contexts

This title was first published in 2001. Ruskin said that 1860 marked the beginning of his 'proper work'. This study presents new, historicized readings of important texts and themes from that late period, 1860-1889, discussing in detail works including Unto...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature by John (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Hay Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature
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This book examines the widespread use of postapocalyptic fantasies in American literary texts in the early nineteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Reading Austen in America by Juliette (Elizabeth Connolly Todd Distinguished Associate Professor, Goucher College, Goucher College, USA) Wells Reading Austen in America
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Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Reading Austen in America by Juliette (Elizabeth Connolly Todd Distinguished Associate Professor, Goucher College, Goucher College, USA) Wells Reading Austen in America
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Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Questions of Authority Italian and Australian Travel Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century by Laura Olcelli Questions of Authority Italian and Australian Travel Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century

Questions of Authority investigates Italian-Australian literary travel exchanges throughout the long nineteenth century. The 1800s witnessed major transformations in Australian overseas travel: it gradually evolved from a replica of the Continental Grand Tour of the British, to a more idiosyncratic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Dickens on England and the English by Dickens on England and the English

Dickens on England and the English explores Dickens's attitudes towards and relationships to his country, drawing on a very wide range of his fiction. It offers an account of his often complex and contradictory views of the people and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Andre Gide by David H. Walker Andre Gide

This book presents a selection of some of the most significant critical work written on Andre Gide during his lifetime and since. As a major writer of the twentieth-century, his life and creative output, as well as his role as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dickens's Apprentice Years The Making of a Novelist by Duane DeVries Dickens's Apprentice Years The Making of a Novelist

Ever since the fifth instalment of the Pickwick Papers in 1836 scholars have expressed amazement at the virtually overnight emergence of the 24-year-old Charles Dickens from an unknown nobody to the literary lion of the day. At one bound he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dickens on England and the English by Malcolm Andrews Dickens on England and the English

Dickens on England and the English explores Dickens's attitudes towards and relationships to his country, drawing on a very wide range of his fiction. It offers an account of his often complex and contradictory views of the people and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

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