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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. Jane Austen's Heroines (RLE Jane Austen)

    Intimacy in Human Relationships

    By John Philips Hardy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    First published in 1984, John Hardy's important interpretation of Jane Austen's heroines breaks through the accepted tradition of viewing the author as merely a rational comedienne of manners. He argues instead that Jane Austen's greatness lies in her exploration of human...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    This four volume backlist collection brings together an array of criticism written about the works of Jane Austen, encompassing everything from a detailed analysis of her six published novels, through to an investigation of the heroines within her fiction, a re-evaluation...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Ernest Hemingway

    Edited by Henry Claridge

    Series: Critical Assessments of Major Writers

    Few twentieth-century American writers have been as influential as Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). Whilst contemporaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner may be as widely taught and studied as Hemingway, neither had an influence on other writers—or indeed, the cognate arts—as great as...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Jane Austen and the State (RLE Jane Austen)

    By Mary Evans

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jane Austen

    Jane Austen is often associated with conservatism and her novels are often seen as light entertainment depicting a vanished world and its manners. Mary Evan's study, first published in 1987, seeks to contradict the conventional wisdom regarding Austen's social and political leanings and&...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Lives of Jonathan Swift

    Edited by Daniel Cook

    Contemporaries were mesmerized by the outrageous wit of Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), a writer still widely regarded as the greatest satirist of all time. Soon after Swift’s death, his friends and enemies raced to publish the definitive account of the Dean of St Patrick’s. Now, Routledge brings these...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Women and Empire, 1750–1939

    Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

    Edited by Susan K. Martin, Caroline Daley, Elizabeth Dimock, Cheryl Cassidy, Cecily Devereux

    Series: History of Feminism

    Women and Empire, 1750–1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism functions to extend significantly the range of the History of Feminism series (co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse), bringing together the histories of British and American women’s emancipation, represented in...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Key Writings on Subcultures, 1535-1727

    Classics from the Underworld

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This collection is a facsimile reprint of five exceptional books that provide fascinating insights into subversive movements from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. These volumes will be of interest to researchers in sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century history and also to...

    Published March 27th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Bonnie Kime Scott

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Modernism, whether seen as a period designation, a manifestation of formal experimentation, or an aspect of modernity, has since its inception been marked, consciously or unconsciously, by gender. The dates 1890-1940, typically accepted as encompassing the modernist period, coincide with the first...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Dryden-Tonson Miscellanies 6 vols

    Edited by David Hopkins, Stuart Gillespie

    This collection is a facsimile reprint of the initial publication of the Tonson miscellanies (in the first four of which Dryden played a prominent role as contributor, editorial adviser, and recruiter of contributors). In 1679 the enterprising young publisher Jacob Tonson entered into a...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Elizabethan and Jacobean Journals

    Being a Record of those Things Most Talked of During the Years 1591-1610

    Edited by G.B. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This set provides a detailed and intimate account of the Elizabethan and Jacobean World picture. The volumes vividly convey life as it was in the days of Shakespeare; King James; the first voyage to the West Indies; the Great Plague of 1603; the Gunpowder Plot; the Civil War, and the first impact...

    Published September 25th 2007 by Routledge