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Routledge Guides to Literature

Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works.

Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.

Some books in this series were originally published in the Routledge Literary Sourcebook series, edited by Duncan Wu, or the Complete Critical Guide to English Literature series, edited by Richard Bradford and Jan Jedrzjewski.

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  1. Robert Browning

    By Stefan Hawlin

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    Accessibly written throughout, this guidebook covers biographical details, information on the historical and social contexts of Browning's work, an overview of the full range of his work and a survey of the major critical debates surrounding him and his work....

    Published September 13th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Geoffrey Chaucer

    By G. A. Rudd

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 29th 2001 by Routledge

  3. John Milton

    By Richard Bradford

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    There is a crying need for an accessible, comprehensive guide to John Milton for the thousands of students who make their way through his poetry every year on literary survey and seventeenth century literature courses. Where many previous guides have dragged their way through Paradise Lost, Richard...

    Published March 29th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Samuel Beckett

    By David Pattie

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    Samuel Beckett's work forever changed the concepts of literature and theatre. His work remains a core part of introductory courses on literary history, drama, theatre or performance and also features in more specialist modules such as Modernism or The Absurd. Samuel Beckett is a comprehensive...

    Published November 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  5. Alexander Pope

    By Paul Baines

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach. Alexander Pope is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide which: * offers information on Pope's life, contexts...

    Published November 23rd 2000 by Routledge

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