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Major Works: Literary History

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 62 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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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    Routledge Library Editions: Myth reissues four out-of-print classics that touch on various aspects of mythology. One book looks at the work of Martin Buber on myth, and another on the school of Gernet classicists. Another book studies comparative mythology and the work of Joseph Campbell, and the...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: The Brontës
    By Various
    To Be Published July 16th 2015
  2. Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

    To Be Published August 13th 2015
  3. Narcissus and the Invention of Personal History
    By Kenneth J. Knoespel
    To Be Published August 13th 2015
  4. British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century
    By Paul Delany
    To Be Published August 13th 2015
  5. Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    To Be Published September 1st 2015

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