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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bernard Shawby Michael Holroyd

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Besides the biographies of Augustus John, Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey, Michael Holroyd has written two volumes of memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. He was president of the Royal Society of Literature from 2003 - 2008 and is the only non-fiction writer to have been awarded the British Literature Prize. He lives in London and Somerset with... more...

  • Queer Victorian Familiesby Duc Dau; Shale Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with these atypical or "queer" families. This collection... more...

  • Pets and Domesticity in Victorian Literature and Cultureby Monica Flegel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the family?s dependents, and to the common familial "outcasts"... more...

  • Between Riversby Leni Dipple

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this volume, Leni Dipple explores how poetry might be represented in a range of contexts, cutting across cultures and languages. An esoteric collection designed for the serious reader of poetry, Between Rivers forms a simultaneously intricate and epic narrative inspired by the epistolary of Dipple?s grandfather and the work of Rainer Maria Rilke.... more...

  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern Englandby Alison V. Scott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighbouring but distinct concepts including avarice, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in the conceptual development of extravagance in seventeenth-century England. Scott traces... more...