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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 178 new and published books in the subject of Literary History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Studying Literature in English

    An Introduction

    By Dominic Rainsford

    Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels,...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)

    An Occitan Arthurian Romance

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Milton (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Ideology and Form

    By Christopher Kendrick

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on the emergence of a discreet ethical framework of thought...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

    Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan

    By John Fekete

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot,...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By William H. Race

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets’ rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Neil Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)

    The Poetry of Displacement

    By David Simpson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Traditionally, Wordsworth’s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Faerie Queene (Routledge Revivals)

    By Humphrey Tonkin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Imitation (Routledge Revivals)

    By Joel Weinsheimer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book, first published in 1984, Joel Weinsheimer advocates revitalizing the practice of imitating literature as a mode appropriate for literary critics as well as artists. The book is not only about imitation; it is itself an imitation, specifically of Samuel Johnson. As both the focus and...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth
    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders
    To Be Published July 15th 2014
  2. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature
    By Various
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  3. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances
    By Valerie Krishna
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  4. Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century
    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  5. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology
    Edited by Alan Lupack
    To Be Published July 16th 2014

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