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  • British Romanticism and Continental Influencesby Professor Peter Mortensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts... more...

  • English in Tibet, Tibet in Englishby Laurie Hovell McMillin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 117.00

    This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part,... more...

  • Tales Before Narniaby Douglas A. Anderson

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...

  • Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writingsby Goran V. Stanivukovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    The essays in this volume explore the Mediterranean both as a physical and cultural space, and as a conceptual notion that challenges the boundaries between East and West. It emphasizes the Ottoman Mediterranean, by exploring a variety of literary and non-literary texts produced between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries. more...

  • Islam and Early Modern English Literatureby Benedict S. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book traces the process through which authors like Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton adapted, rewrote, or resisted romance, mapping a world in which new cross-cultural contacts and religious conflicts demanded a rethinking of some of the most fundamental terms of early modern identity. more...

  • Not the End of the Worldby Kate Atkinson

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Arthur is a precocious eight-year-old boy whose mother is a B-list celebrity more concerned with the state of her bank account than with her son's development. Then an enigmatic young nanny named Missy introduces him to a world he never knew existed. more...

  • South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britainby Ruvani Ranasinha

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99

    This book considers the work of South Asian writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain. Comparing the work of different generations, it shows how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly during the twentieth century. - ;South Asian... more...

  • Fabulous Orientsby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770-1832by Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Christopher Flynn's timely book systematically examines for the first time how British writers portrayed America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. In sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett,... more...

  • Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenmentby Pamela Perkins

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 86.00

    This volume provides an overview of women writers in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh literary world. Its main focus is on the careers of three women – Elizabeth Hamilton, Anne Grant, and Christian Isobel Johnstone – who were b more...