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  • Sexualityby Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 22.95

    Joseph Bristow introduces readers to the most influential contemporary theories of sexual desire and reveals how nineteenth century scientists invented 'sexuality'. This clear and fascinating introductory guide makes complex theoretical ideas accessible to readers of all levels. It explores: * the lasting influence of late-Victorian sexology *... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetryby Joseph Bristow

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00

    This book provides an introduction to Victorian poetry, and will interest scholars and students alike. more...

  • Sexualityby Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 25.95

    Theories of sexuality and desire are commonly used in literary and cultural studies. In this illuminating study Joseph Bristow introduces readers to the fundamental critical debates surrounding the topic. This fully updated second edition includes: a historical account of sexuality from the Victorians to the present discussions of the most influential... more...

  • Sexual Sameness (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature has been one of the few cultural spaces in which sexual... more...

  • The Victorian Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The practice of poetry in the Victorian period was characterised by an extreme diversity of styles, preoccupations and subject-matter. This anthology attempts to draw out some of the main focuses of interest in the Victorian poet. No Victorian poet produced an overall theory of poetry, yet all accepted it as a natural vehicle of expression, and for... more...

  • Oscar Wilde and Modern Cultureby Joseph Bristow

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer?s reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. more...

  • Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's Worldby Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ?boys' own? literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain many kinds of writing, from the popular juvenile weeklies... more...

  • The Picture of Dorian Grayby Oscar Wilde; Joseph Bristow

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 4.99

    Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources. more...

  • The Story of an African Farmby Olive Schreiner; Joseph Bristow

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99

    Lyndall, Schreiner's articulate young feminist, marks the entry of the controversial New Woman into nineteenth-century fiction. Raised as an orphan amid a makeshift family, she witnesses an intolerable world of colonial exploitation. Desiring a formal education, she leaves the isolated farm for boarding school in her early teens, only to return four... more...

  • The Infernal Desires of Angela Carterby Joseph Bristow; Trev Lynn Broughton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s. more...

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