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Major Works: Literature by Period

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  1. 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

  2. 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 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman

    John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779)

    By John Macdonald

    First published in 1927. John Macdonald (1741-96) was born, and died, a Scottish Highlander. First published at the time of the French Revolution, these memoirs of his days in service provide a rich panorama of life in the company of blind fiddlers, maid-servants, the Scottish aristocracy, soldiers...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage

    1618-25

    By Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe

    First published in 1929. 'Fire and shipwreck, fights ashore and afloat, the pitting of ceaseless patience and resource against fate, these things make one understand why the book, famous in its original tongue, has but to be savoured in translation to gain an equal popularity.' Manchester Guardian...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This varied set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known treatments of the Russian masters – considered by some the greatest novelists of all time – from the 1920s through to the ‘90s. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky includes works of accessible biography, lucid...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'

    By Terry Diffey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy’s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Tolstoy

    By Ernest Joseph Simmons

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    Tolstoy’s fame as one of the world’s greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study, first published in 1973, presents an introduction to the historical and cultural background...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Tolstoi: The Teacher

    By Charles-Baudouin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores of science. The book looks at articles which Tolstoy wrote on education and childhood,...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge