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Major Works: Literary History

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 49 new and published major works in the subject of Literary History — 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.

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  1. The Arthurian Legend

    Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

    By Margaret J. C. Reid

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Merlin and Legendary Romance

    By Carol Harding

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

    Edited by Keith Busby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Medieval Arthurian Literature

    A Guide to Recent Research

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    Reissuing texts originally published between 1958 and 1981, Routledge Library Editions: Keats offers a selection of scholarship on the poet and his works. Classic previously out-of-print books are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary criticism....

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Publisher and his Circle

    The Life and Work of John Taylor, Keats' Publisher

    By Tim Chilcott

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    In the early nineteenth century, the publishing house of Taylor & Hessey brought out the work of Keats, Clare, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Carlyle, Lamb, Coleridge and many more of the most important literary figures of the time, as well as the great literary journal of the period, the London Magazine...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Introduction to Keats

    By William Walsh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    In this introduction to the life and works of John Keats, originally published in 1981, William Walsh presents a comprehensive but approachable study which illuminates first the poems, indirectly the man, and more obliquely the period. Working within a biographical framework, the author looks at...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Nightingale and the Hawk

    A Psychological Study of Keats' Ode

    By Katharine M. Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    This book is the result of investiging whether Ode to a Nightingale could be interpreted as the record of an actual song that moved Keats so deeply as to involve, in Jung’s terms, an experience of the Self. . It is in effect a biographical study of one aspect of Keats’ life of the imagination. It...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Stylistic Development of Keats

    By Walter Jackson Bate

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    This study, first published in 1945, gives a precise description of the unfolding of a great poet’s craftsmanship and suggests alignments of the technical progression with the changes of the mind. Metrical analysis is given in order to throw light on Keats’ general stylistic development using the...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

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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

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