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  1. Novel Notions

    Medical Discourse and the Mapping of the Imagination in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

    By Katherine E. Kickel

    Medical, popular, and literary understanding about the imagination converged when Thomas Willis asserted that he had discovered the area of the brain that facilitated imagining. Taking this 'discovery' as paradigmatic, Novel Notions examines the reverberations of the medical investigation of the...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman

    John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779)

    By John Macdonald

    First published in 1927. John Macdonald (1741-96) was born, and died, a Scottish Highlander. First published at the time of the French Revolution, these memoirs of his days in service provide a rich panorama of life in the company of blind fiddlers, maid-servants, the Scottish aristocracy, soldiers...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage

    1618-25

    By Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe

    First published in 1929. 'Fire and shipwreck, fights ashore and afloat, the pitting of ceaseless patience and resource against fate, these things make one understand why the book, famous in its original tongue, has but to be savoured in translation to gain an equal popularity.' Manchester Guardian...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. National Poetry, Empires and War

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Nationalism has given the world a genre of poetry bright with ideals of justice, freedom and the brotherhood of man, but also, at times, burning with humiliation and grievance, hatred and lust for revenge, driving human kind, as the Austrian poet Grillparzer put it, ‘From humanity via nationality...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 22nd 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Samuel Johnson

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by James T. Boulton

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry 1660-1780 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Eric Rothstein

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poetry 1660-1780, originally published in 1981, considers poetry written between 1660 and 1780, a period which, although largely recovered from its nineteenth-century reputation, still attracts widely varying critical responses. Abandoning the old labels such as ‘...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge