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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • George Eliot, Poetessby Wendy S. Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The position of George Eliot’s poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot’s poetry and her role as poetess. Williams examines Eliot’s poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting... more...

  • Perspektiven des Romans: Raum, Zeit, Gesellschaftby Wolfgang Matzat

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 66.16

    Ein neuer Beitrag zur Theorie des Romans. Das Buch hat die Zielsetzung, grundlegende Aspekte der Romanstruktur mit zentralen thematischen Orientierungen der Gattung zusammenzuführen. Der Leitgedanke besteht darin, dass die der Gattung inhärente Perspektivenstruktur sich in besonderer Weise dazu eignet, die Spannungsrelation von Individuum und Gesellschaft... more...

  • The Arthurian Revivalby Debra Mancoff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing event, and has become multivalent, multinational, and... more...

  • Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Centuryby Roberta Florence Brinkley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur?s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between the stories of the seventeenth century and those... more...

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)by David Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traditionally, Wordsworth?s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that... more...

  • George Mooreby Ann Heilmann; Mark Llewellyn; Kirsti Bohata; Michel Brunet; Adrian Frazier; Elizabeth Grubgeld; Anna Gruetzner Robins; Jane Jordan; María Elena Jaime de Pablos; Stoddard Martin; Katherine Mullin; Mary Pierse; Nathalie Saudo-Welby

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 84.99

    George Moore: Influence and Collaboration explores in sustained form for the first time the nature of Moore?s interactions with other European writers and artists of the fin de siècle. This book explores the full range of Moore?s collaborations and cultural encounters: from 1870s Paris art exhibitions to turn-of-the-century Dublin and London. more...

  • Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals)by William H. Race

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets? rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less... more...

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart?s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David . However, many other poets have belonged to, or been influenced by... more...

  • The Vital Science (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great confusion in biology; the natural selection hypothesis... more...