Skip to Content

Major Works

Major Works: Literary History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 49 new and published major works in the subject of Literary History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For major works that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming major works.

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.

New and Published Books

  1. Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Dostoevsky Portrayed by His Wife

    The Diary and Reminiscences of Mme. Dostoevsky

    Edited by Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The two note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the rough notes of her lengthy Reminiscences, unfinished at the time of her death, all in her own hand-writing, and copies of her husband’s letters to her from 1866 to 1881, were found in August 1922. The Diary is a large volume of about 400...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Dostoevsky 1821-1881

    By E.H. Carr

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The bare events of Dostoevsky’s life – his father murdered by peasants, his own ordeal before a firing squad, then exile in Siberia, his epilepsy, gambling, poverty and debts – go far to account for his strange intensity of vision. This biography, first published in 1931, traces his wayward...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Reissuing works originally published between 1929 and 1996, Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature offers a selection of scholarship on the genre. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of literary criticism, translation, art and drama.The...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances

    By Valerie Krishna

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sir Lancelot of the Lake

    A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century

    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This translation of Lancelot del Lac was published in 1929 to present easily the essential parts of the history of Sir Lancelot from three thirteenth century romances – Le livre de Lancelot del Lac, Le queste del saint graal, and La mort le roi Artus. The translator summarises the sections not...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology

    Edited by Alan Lupack

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend....

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Avowing of King Arthur

    Edited by Roger Dahood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14th and late 15th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Passing of Arthur

    New Essays in Arthurian Tradition

    Edited by Christopher Baswell, William Sharpe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

    By Roberta Florence Brinkley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur’s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

Subjects

There are no subcategories under Literary History.


Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Myth
    By Various
    To Be Published March 8th 2015
  2. Shakespearean Criticism
    Edited by Various
    To Be Published March 29th 2015
  3. Henry IV, Parts I and II: Critical Essays
    Edited by David Bevington
    To Be Published March 29th 2015
  4. Richard II: Critical Essays
    Edited by Jeanne T. Newlin
    To Be Published March 29th 2015
  5. Romeo and Juliet: Critical Essays
    Edited by John F. Andrews
    To Be Published March 29th 2015

Find more forthcoming books