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Literary history and criticism

  • A Concise Companion to Miltonby Angelica Duran

    Wiley 2016; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetryby Kerri Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers? affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on patronage. more...

  • The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novelby Tara MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by Dickens, Anne Brontė, George Eliot and George Gissing. more...

  • William Godwin and the Theatreby David O'Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    William Godwin is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. He wrote four plays at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th centuries. This book has two main objectives: to provide the first comprehensive discussion of these four plays, and to consider the notion of theatricality in relation to Godwin?s political project. more...

  • Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Receptionby Brian R Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Wordsworth?s process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary writings and paratexts are necessary to a full understanding of Wordsworth?s poetry. more...

  • Jane Austen's Civilized Womenby Enit Karafili Steiner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Jane Austen?s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner?s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen?s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process. more...