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  1. Routledge Library Editions: The Brontës

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Brontës

    This set reissues 8 books on the Brontë family, originally published between 1968 and 1999. The volumes cover the four Brontë children; Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Patrick Branwell, and provides an analysis and commentary of their most respected works. This collection also provides a comprehensive...

    Published July 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literature

    By Wolfgang Mieder

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Ibsen

    An Approach

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1950, could best be described as a combination of literary, psychological and social criticism. Considerable space is allotted to the personal inner drama of Ibsen, which provides not only a clue to his art but shows how most of his themes inevitably grew out of the...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Gogol

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1926, aimed to introduce to English readers to a great and complex foreign writer in as simple terms as possible. As this was the first extensive study of Gogol in English, the author chiefly considered the general characteristics of the man and his work. This book...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. An Introduction to the Russian Novel

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book, first published in 1943, Janko Lavrin provides an overview of the development of the Russian novel by placing the great Russian novelists – Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gorky, Gogol – in relation to their native literature and their social, political and cultural backgrounds. An...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire

    By Sam Goodman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The position of spy fiction is largely synonymous in popular culture with ideas of patriotism and national security, with the spy himself indicative of the defence of British interests and the preservation of British power around the globe. This book reveals a more complicated side to these...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. 'A New Type of History'

    Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past

    By Beverley Southgate

    Series: Routledge Approaches to History

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists – Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristotle is justly famed as the founder of literary criticism, but he was not its inventor: his approach was shaped, not only by the ideas newly current in the fourth century, but also by the literature, critical attitudes and language which he inherited. It is this inheritance which concerns the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sophocles (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    By Roger Dawe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge