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  1. Dryden's Poetic Kingdoms (Routledge Revivals)

    By Alan Roper

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Dr. Roper describes the mode of many of Dryden’s original poems by redefining the royalism that provides the matter of some works and the metaphoric vocabulary of others. Dryden’s royalism is seen both as an identifiable political attitude and a way of apprehending public life that again and again...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Class, Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era

    By Lara Baker Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    This book demonstrates how representations of the Victorian suburb in mid- to late-nineteenth century British writing occasioned a literary sub-genre unique to this period, one that attempted to reassure readers that the suburb was a place where outsiders could be controlled and where middle-class...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction

    By M.C. Rintoul

    Fascinating and comprehensive in scope, the Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction is a valuable source for both students and teachers of literature, and for those interested in locating the facts behind the fiction they read. In a single, scholarly volume, it provides intriguing insight...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. William Thackeray

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Professor Donald Hawes, Donald Hawes, Geoffrey Tillotson

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Robert Southey

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Lionel Madden

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each vlume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling the student or researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Narrative Gravity

    Conversation, Cognition, Culture

    By Rukmini Bhaya Nair

    In this elegantly written and theoretically sophisticated work, Rukmini Bhaya Nair asks why human beings across the world are such compulsive and inventive storytellers. Extending current research in cognitive science and narratology, she argues that we seem to have a genetic drive to fabricate as...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. John Skelton

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Anthony Edwards

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Leigh Hunt

    Life, Poetics, Politics

    Edited by Nicholas Roe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    Recent critical and scholarly interest in John Keats has encouraged a resurgence of interest in his friend and mentor, the poet and journalist Leigh Hunt. This timely collection of essays by leading British and North America romanticists explores Hunt's life, writings and cultural significance over...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Massinger

    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

    Martin Garrett's comprehensive collection presents and explains the history of the critical reception to Massinger's work from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. The volume includes extensive selections from the writings of Pepys, Goldsmith, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Lamb and Swinburne...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge