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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. Progress & Identity in the Plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907

    By Barbara A. Suess

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton

    Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism

    By Joseph 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 April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    By Suzanne Bailey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Current work on speech pragmatics and visual thinking calls for a radical reassessment of the problem of obscurity or difficulty in Robert Browning’s work. In this innovative study, Bailey reinterprets Browning's life and work in the context of contemporary theories of language and attention,...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Artistry and Tradition of Tennyson's Battle Poetry

    By Timothy J. Lovelace

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sex Theories and the Shaping of Two Moderns

    Hemingway and H.D.

    By Deirdre Anne McVicker Pettipiece

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the impact of scientific and sexologic theories on the creation of character in the prose of two moderns, Hemingway and H.D....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 'All the World's a Stage'

    Dramatic Sensibility in Mary Shelley's Novels

    By Charlene Bunnell

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of thetheatrum mundi, world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Dickens's Secular Gospel

    Work, Gender, and Personality

    By Chris Louttit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The first full-length study on the subject of Dickens and work, this book reshapes our understanding of Dickens by challenging a critical oversimplification: that Dickens's attitude towards work reflects conventional expressions of Victorian earnestness of the sort attributed also to Thomas Carlyle...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge