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Literary history and criticism

  • A Concise Companion to Miltonby Angelica Duran

    Wiley 2016; US$ 47.95

    With brevity, depth, and accessibility, this book helps readers to appreciate the works of John Milton, and to understand the great influence they have had on literature and other disciplines. Presents new and authoritative essays by internationally respected Milton scholars Explains how and why Milton?s works established their central place... more...

  • John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felonby Steve Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge. more...

  • United Islands? The Languages of Resistanceby John Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is the first title in a new series called Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution. This series will appeal to those involved in English literary studies, as well as those working in fields of study that cover Enlightenment, Romanticism and Revolution in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. more...

  • Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Irelandby John Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This collection of essays addresses the role of literature in radical politics. Topics covered include the legacy of Robert Burns, broadside literature in Munster and radical literature in Wales. more...

  • Charlotte Smith in British Romanticismby Jacqueline Labbe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Charlotte Smith's early sonnets established the genre as a Romantic form; her novels advanced sensibility beyond its reliance on emotional facility; and her blank verse initiated one of the most familiar of Romantic verse forms. This volume draws together the best of current scholarship. more...

  • Contributors to the Quarterly Reviewby Jonathan Cutmore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The "Quarterly Review" presents a rare opportunity to Romantic scholars to test the truth of Marilyn Butler's claim that the early nineteenth-century periodical is the matrix for democratization of public writing and reading. This is the second title in this series to look at its influence. more...

  • A Political Biography of Henry Fieldingby J A Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Existing accounts of Fielding's political ideas are insufficiently aware of the structure of politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, and of the ways in which Whig political ideology developed following the Revolution of 1688. This political biography explains and illustrates what 'being a Whig' meant to Fielding. more...

  • A Political Biography of Eliza Haywoodby Kathryn R King

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    While under arrest in 1750 on suspicion of producing a seditious pamphlet Eliza Haywood insisted she ?never wrote any thing in a political way?. This study of the life and works, the first full-length biography of Haywood in nearly a century, takes the measure of her duplicity. more...

  • Conservatism and the Quarterly Reviewby Jonathan Cutmore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In its time, the Quarterly Review was thought to closely reflect government policy, however, the essays in this volume reveal that it was inconsistent in its support of government positions and reflected disagreement over a broad range of religious, economic and political issues. more...

  • Wilkie Collins's American Tour, 1873-4by Susan R Hanes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In the autumn of 1873, Wilkie Collins followed the example of fellow literary celebrities Dickens and Thackeray, and began a six-month reading tour of America. This book places this tour within the American lyceum movement of the later nineteenth century. more...