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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Coriolanus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. King Lear

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Kenneth Muir

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare’s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt,...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. King John and Henry VIII

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Frances A. Shirley

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Othello

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Susan Snyder

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Selections here are organised chronologically looking at both theatrical commentary and literary criticism. The organisation brings out the shifts in emphasis as each generation reinvents Shakespeare, and Othello, by the questions asked, those not asked, and the...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Macbeth

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Samuel Schoenbaum

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ‘the Scottish play’, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson’s brief 1765 comment to the editor’s own piece on the Porter’s scene, the texts included here are...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Martin Buber on Myth (RLE Myth)

    An Introduction

    By S. Daniel Breslauer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This book, first published in 1990, summarizes and evaluates the contribution of Martin Buber as a theorist of myth. Buber provides explicit guidelines for understanding and evaluating myths. He describes reality as twofold: people live either in a world of things, to which they relate as a subject...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Methods of the Gernet Classicists (RLE Myth)

    The Structuralists on Myth

    By Roland A. Champagne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    The Gernet Centre was founded as a place where the structural method could be applied to the classics. ‘Structuralists’ attribute the survival, origin and function of myths to common crosscultural factors they identify as ‘structures’. As this book, first published as The Structuralists on Myth in...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The War of the Gods (RLE Myth)

    The Social Code in Indo-European Mythology

    By Jarich G. Oosten

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This structural analysis of myth, first published in 1985, focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. Dr Jarich Oosten tells how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality. In...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)

    Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell

    Edited by Kenneth L. Golden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge