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Studies in Major Literary Authors

Studies in Major Literary Authors features outstanding scholarship on celebrated and neglected authors of both canonical and lesser-known texts.

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  1. Reading and Mapping Hardy's Roads

    By Scott Rode

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines Thomas Hardy's representations of the road and the ways the archaeological and historical record of roads inform his work. Through an analysis of the uneven and often competing road signs found within three of his major novels - The Return of the Native, Tess of the...

    Published June 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  2. The End of Learning

    Milton and Education

    By Thomas Festa

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book shows that education constitutes the central metaphor of John Milton's political as well as his poetic writing. Demonstrating how Milton's theory of education emerged from his own practices as a reader and teacher, this book analyzes for the first time the relationship between Milton's...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  3. Queer Times

    Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

    By Jamie M. Carr

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 9th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day

    Phillip Larkin and the Plain Style

    By Tijana Stojkovic

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Larkin's poems are often regarded as falling somewhere between the traditional 'plain' and the more contemporary 'postmodern' categories. This study undertakes a comprehensive linguistic and historical study of the plain style tradition in poetry, its relationship with so-called 'difficult' poetry,...

    Published April 13th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Somewhat on the Community System

    Representations of Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    By Andrew Loman

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Ready to Trample on All Human Law

    Finance Capitalism in the Fiction of Charles Dickens

    By Paul A. Jarvie

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book explores the relationship between Dickens’s novels and the financial system. Elements of Dickens’s work form a critique of financial capitalism. This critique is rooted in the difference between use-value and exchange-value, and in the difference between productive circulations and mere...

    Published June 28th 2005 by Routledge

  7. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism

    By Paul Abeln

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to...

    Published January 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  8. Frederick Douglass's Curious Audiences

    Ethos in the Age of the Consumable Subject

    By Terry Baxter

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book attempts to answer a fundamental question: How did Douglass manage to persuade anyone about the evils of slavery, and even impress viewers with his personal qualities, when his speeches were commonly considered mere entertainment, in the same category as Barnum's circus acts? In answering...

    Published June 29th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Elizabeth Stoddard & the Boundaries of Bourgeois Culture

    By Lynn Mahoney

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 30th 2003 by Routledge

  10. In the Shadows of Divine Perfection

    Derek Walcott's Omeros

    By Lance Callahan

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros 1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge