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  1. Society and Literature 1945-1970 (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Alan Sinfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1983, this book focuses on the twentieth-century writer as both a product, and an interpreter, of his or her society. It explores the social basis of our conceptions of literature and the ways in which writing is affected by the media, institutional and technical, through which...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Chaucer's Early Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1963, this book provides an account of Chaucer’s poetry written before The Canterbury Tales. W. H. Clemen gives full, comprehensive and intriguing accounts of three major poems including The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, and The Parliament of Fowls in addition to some...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature

    Edited by Michelle Tokarczyk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class. Examining literature from the 1850s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers’ understanding of the critical lenses...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe

    Edited by Gerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Female Romantics

    Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism

    By Caroline Franklin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    Awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize by the International Byron Society in 2013 The nineteenth century is sometimes seen as a lacuna between two literary periods. In terms of women’s writing, however, the era between the death of Mary Wollstonecraft and the 1860s feminist movement produced a coherent...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

    Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child

    By Amberyl Malkovich

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the ‘ideal’ Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children’s Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women's Writing

    Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics

    Edited by Estrella Cibreiro, Francisca López

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection explores the contributions of Hispanic women writers to ongoing Western debates on gender, power, ethics, and the environment, offering a wide range of essays that specifically portray the ways in which contemporary writers focus on issues of global impact in a deliberate and...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Macbeth

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Nick Moschovakis

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume offers a wealth of critical analysis, supported with ample historical and bibliographical information about one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular and globally influential plays. Its eighteen new chapters represent a broad spectrum of current scholarly and interpretive approaches,...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Richard II

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Twelfth Night

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by James Schiffer

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer’s extensive introduction surveys the play’s critical reception and performance history, while...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge