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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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