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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
This book explores how British Romantic poetry--the writing, reading, and critical reception of it--reinforced British nationalism in the 19th century, ripening the political processes of nationhood that began with the first Act of Union in 1707. Using archival research on literary collections, criticism and reviews, this study documents the rise of... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
For nearly twenty years, social scientists and policy makers have been highly interested in the idea of the creative economy. This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Ranging across contexts from early modern optics and olfaction to horticultural grafting and herbal health care, this book offers a cultural history of a color. It mines many pages from the period-not literally but tropically, metaphorically green-that cultivate a variety of unexpected meanings of green and the atmosphere and powers it exuded in the... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99
Outlaw Fathers provides an innovative reading of fatherhood and father-son relationships in a number of Victorian and modern literary texts. In addition to using an inventive psychoanalytic paradigm for redefining, or queering, the concept of patriarchy in literary studies and theory, it joins a larger contemporary conversation about changing masculinities... more...
- University of Delaware 2014; US$ 84.99
Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of literary production to authority in the modern period but that also crucially contributes to defining the movement of secularization in literature... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature?from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens? early and later works, Emily Bronte?s Wuthering Heights , and novels by Thomas Hardy to more general discussions, such as the depictions of women in Victorian novels.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Through close readings of individual serials and books Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes by some sections of the press, they were innovatory in emphasizing the value of scientific knowledge and the acquisition of taste. Their... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99
The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources deals with the influence of specific Arabic materials on English Romantic poetry during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It reflects on philosophers and literary and cultural critics? neglect of the role played by Arabs and Moslems in helping the British Romantic poets develop... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28
There's something about Jane… Jane Austen lived only just into her forties, never married, never had children, lived all her life in the south of England and rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle into which she was born. She completed only six novels, and achieved little fame in her lifetime. Yet 200 years after her death,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Charles Dickens' life was staggeringly busy and various. This new miscellany will give readers a chance to get to know the man and his work through his work and its major themes. With carefully chosen quotations from the novels but also from his sketches and journalism, discover what Dickens had to say about the big issues like Crime, the Family,... more...