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Major Works: Literature by Period

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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. William Carlos Williams

    Edited by Crane Doyle

    This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Walt Whitman

    Edited by Milton Hindus

    This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. James Joyce

    Edited by Colin Milton

    Series: Critical Assessments of Major Writers

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882–1941) is a towering figure in the development of English-language modernist prose fiction. And his influence extends well beyond the anglophone literary world; like his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce flew by the nets of nationality, language, and religion,...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700

    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

    Edited by Robert M. Schuler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Rewriting the Victorians

    Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

    Edited by Linda M. Shires

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to reshape Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism, sociology,...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Victorian Women's Fiction

    Marriage, Freedom, and the Individual

    By Shirley Foster

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinised contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women’s fiction shows how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. American Women's Fiction, 1790-1870

    A Reference Guide

    By Barbara A. White

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    An annotated bibliography on women who wrote fiction in the US during the period 1790-1870. The first part is an annotated list of sources that discuss women's fiction in the period and women authors born before 1840 who published before 1870. The second part is an alphabetical list of the...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Edging Women Out

    Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

    By Gaye Tuchman

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    The Six Novels

    By Wendy Craik

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1965, this reissued work by Wendy Craik provides a thorough and extensive study of Jane Austen's six complete novels: Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. This is a truly groundbreaking study of Austen which,...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Jane Austen (RLE Jane Austen)

    A French Appreciation

    By Léonie Villard, R. Brimley Johnson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1924, this unique title provides an extremely valuable early Twentieth Century perspective on Jane Austen, offering analysis from both sides of the channel. The book includes both a translated study of Jane Austen by French academic...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge