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New and Published Books

  1. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. William Congreve

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Howard Erskine-Hill, Alexander Lindsay

    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 May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Tobias Smollett

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Lionel Kelly

    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 work themselves....

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices

    Criminal Biographies of the Eighteenth Century

    By Philip Rawlings

    Criminal biographies enjoyed enormous popularity in the Eighteenth Century: today they offer us some fascinating perspectives on the period. Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices is the first book to reproduce a number of these biographies in full.Not only do these biographies make fascinating...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. English Writing and India, 1600–1920

    Colonizing Aesthetics

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India through a reading of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 period. Arguing that colonial discourse often relied on aesthetic devices in order to describe and assert a degree of narrative control over Indian...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)

    British Women Writers and Colonial Slavery, 1670-1834

    By Moira Ferguson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Slavery and Augustan Literature

    Swift, Pope and Gay

    By Dr J Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    Slavery and Augustan Literature investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. These three writers were connected with a Tory ministry, which attempted to increase substantially the English share of the international slave trade. They all wrote in support of the...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge