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  • How Novels Workby John Mullan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the... more...

  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...

  • Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fictionby Susana Onega

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00

    This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis... more...

  • Victorian Biographyby David Amigoni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This book rethinks Victorian biography and some of its major practitioners from the perspectives of Bakhtinian and Foucauldian discourse theory. A re-reading of the writings of Thomas Carlyle, particularly "Sartor Resartus" and Oliver Cromwell's "Letters and Speeches", provides the basis for the central argument of the book: that the biographical... more...

  • The Longman Companion to Victorian Fictionby John Sutherland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.99

    With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction   is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images... more...

  • Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literatureby Blanka Grzegorczyk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book considers how contemporary British children?s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain?s imperial past continues to play a key role in its representations... more...

  • Scottish and Irish Romanticismby Murray Pittock

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 49.99

    Scottish and Irish Romanticism is the first single-author book to address the main non-English Romanticisms of the British Isles. Murray Pittock begins by questioning the terms of his chosen title as he searches for a definition of Romanticism and for the meaning of 'national literature'. He proposes certain determining 'triggers' for... more...

  • Textual Politics from Slavery to Postcolonialismby Dr Carl Plasa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 54.00

    This book explores questions of race and identification in writings from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on post-colonial theory, it provides close readings of texts by Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison and Tsitsi Dangarembga and highlights the elements of dialogue, exchange and contestation... more...

  • Protest und Repression im Vormärzby Hans-Gerhard Husung

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1983; US$ 16.69

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  • Edwardian and Georgian Fictionby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period. more...