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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. The Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton

    Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism

    By Joseph R. McCleary

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines a selection of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesteron's relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw,...

    Published February 17th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Milton and the Spiritual Reader

    Reading and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England

    By David Ainsworth

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton’s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton’s readers neglect...

    Published March 24th 2008 by Routledge

  3. The Magic Lantern

    Representations of the Double in Dickens

    By Maria Cristina Paganoni

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era....

    Published July 13th 2007 by Routledge

  4. James Merrill

    Knowing Innocence

    By Reena Sastri

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    James Merrill: Knowing Innocence reevaluates the achievement of this important poet by showing how he takes up an old paradigm – innocence – and reinvents it in response to new historical, scientific, and cultural developments including the bomb, contemporary cosmology, and the question of agency....

    Published July 13th 2007 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 30th 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 29th 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 4th 2005 by Routledge

  8. 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 December 1st 2003 by Routledge

  9. George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency

    By Anthony Stewart

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 29th 2003 by Routledge

  10. This Composite Voice

    The Role of W.B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry

    By Mark A. Bauer

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 15th 2003 by Routledge