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New and Published Books

  1. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

    The Power of Story

    By Caroline Webb

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical

    By Kathryn Shevelow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Dickens and the Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Hollington

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens’ work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge