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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • The Nearest Thing to Lifeby James Wood

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    JAMES WOOD is a British-born literary critic, essayist, and novelist. He is Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. more...

  • The Animal Claimby Tobias Menely

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Tobias Menely is assistant professor of English at the University of California, Davis. more...

  • Reading and the Victoriansby Matthew Bradley; Juliet John

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, Reading and the Victorians examines the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. The contributors stress the continuities and the conflicts between the Victorian period and our own, in... more...

  • 30 Great Myths about the Romanticsby Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    ?Wu is not a scholar who trades in faddish or modish opinion, and as its title implies, this is by its very nature an exercise in controversy and debate. The book represents a triumph of individual scholarship over what is claimed as often flawed, albeit consensual, critical opinion. Wu?s fluid, readable prose is accessible to all, and his extensive... more...

  • Textual Visionby Timothy Erwin

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 94.99

    Textual Vision offers a new and original perspective on Enlightenment visual culture as a contested area of representation, and its discussions of major authors like Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, and Jane Austen are both learned and persuasive. This readable, well-written study also features Henry and Sarah Fielding, Samuel Richardson, William... more...

  • Best-Loved Oscar Wildeby John Wyse Jackson; Emma Byrne

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    More than a selection of the writings of Ireland?s foremost cultural figure of the nineteenth century, it's a concise journey, using Oscar Wilde's own words, through the epic tale of his life and work. Dr Johnson said about another Irish writer, Oliver Goldsmith: ‘he touched nothing that he did not adorn.? So it was with Wilde, author of fairy... more...

  • Sherlock Holmesby Maria Fleischhack

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 43.85

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  • Memorializing Animals during the Romantic Periodby Chase Pielak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...

  • "Skaz" und "Unreliable Narration"by Andreas Ohme

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    For decades, experts in Slavic studies and English and American studies have engaged in separate discussions on the narratological concepts of skaz and unreliable narration, generally unbeknownst to each other. This study challenges earlier attempts to define these terms and uses close textual analysis to integrate these stylistic and semantic phenomena... more...

  • Studies in Medievalism XXIVby Karl Fugelso; Vincent Ferré; Alicia C. Montoya

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages. more...