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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 208 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. A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

    By Henry A. Beers

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century, first published in 1926, presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ‘Romanticism’, which is of particular relevance in the consideration...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

    By Henry A. Beers

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1926, this title presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ‘Romanticism’, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Culture

    Children of Empire

    By Denis Jonnes

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Demands placed on many young Americans as a result of the Cold War give rise to an increasingly age-segregated society. This separation allowed adolescents and young adults to begin to formulate an identity distinct from previous generations, and was a significant factor in their widespread...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Laura Ingalls Wilder

    American Writer on the Prairie

    By Sallie Ketcham

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Reading the Early Modern Dream

    The Terrors of the Night

    Edited by Sue Wiseman, Katharine Hodgkin, Michelle O'Callaghan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Dreams have been significant in many different cultures, carrying messages about this world and others, posing problems about knowledge, truth, and what it means to be human. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores dreams and visions in early modern Europe, canvassing the place of the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Mary Wroth and Shakespeare
    Edited by Paul Salzman, Marion Wynne-Davies
    To Be Published November 3rd 2014
  2. Imagining Culture (Routledge Revivals): Essays in Early Modern History and Literature
    Edited by Jonathan Hart
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  3. Peter Pan's Shadows in the Literary Imagination
    By Kirsten Stirling
    To Be Published November 21st 2014
  4. The Fin-de-Siècle World
    Edited by Michael Saler
    To Be Published November 28th 2014
  5. Continuities (Routledge Revivals)
    By Sir Frank Kermode
    To Be Published November 28th 2014

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