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Major Works: Literature

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 689 new and published major works in the subject of Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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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. A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)

    By David Buchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)

    A Collection of Scottish Folk Literature

    By David Buchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)

    West African Pidgin Folktales

    By Loreto Todd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Studies in Folk Life (RLE Folklore)

    Essays in Honour of Iorwerth C. Peate

    Edited by Geraint Jenkins

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This collection, first published in 1969, presents essays written by twenty of the most eminent scholars from the British Isles and Europe on aspects of folk life studies. The essays are written in honour of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate, Curator of the Welsh Folk Museum and doyen of folk life studies in...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)

    A Study of the Folktale AT 851

    By Christine Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The central tale studied in Turandot’s Sisters, first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Types and Motifs of the Judeo-Spanish Folktales (RLE Folklore)

    By Reginetta Haboucha

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This monumental book, first published in 1992, represents a major contribution to Sephardic and Hispanic studies as well as to comparative folklore scholarship in a worldwide perspective. After many years of fieldwork and extensive archival investigations in Spain, Israel and the United States, the...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Wise Words (RLE Folklore)

    Essays on the Proverb

    By Wolfgang Mieder

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Yanagita Kunio and the Folklore Movement (RLE Folklore)

    The Search for Japan's National Character and Distinctiveness

    By Ronald A. Morse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Yanagita Kunio almost singlehandedly initiated the serious study of folklore in Japan. Even modern Japanese folklorists who may disagree with his approach or his methods must take his body of work as a point of departure for their own. This book, first published in 1990, puts Yanagita’s career...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The English-American

    A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648

    By Thomas Gage

    First published in 1928.'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement. 'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review The publication in 1648 of the first authentic account of the provinces of New Spain and Central America by a well-known and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Jahangir and the Jesuits

    With an Account of the Benedict Goes and the Mission to Pegu

    By From the Relations of Fernão Guerreiro

    First published in 1930. 'The book is full of splendour and strange scenes' NationThe Relations of Fernão Guerreiro, from which the three narratives in this volume have been taken, constitute a complete history of the missionary undertakings of the Society of Jesus in the East Indies, China, Japan...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge