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- Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 47.99
Today?s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever... more...
- Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 39.99
During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain?s ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world that they had neither funds nor freedom to traverse, the primers employed rhetorical tropes such as the Family of Man or discussions of food... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 29.00
Reading the Brontë Body combines medical anthropology, the history of medicine, and literary analysis to offer a new perspective with which to understand representations of disease and illness found in the novels written by Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 19.00
What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? Jenkyns's sparkling study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos, and explores the subtlety, depth, and innovation that forever mark her out as a supreme storyteller. <i>A Fine Brush on Ivory</i> will enhance the admiration and pleasure of all those who enjoy... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95
Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. A lively and engaging collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written in between the thirteenth and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95
What did it mean in the first half of this century to say `I am English?' A Practical Sourcebook on National Identity is a unique collection of extracts from writing of the era, all of which in some way raise this question. Drawn from a wide range of sources including letters, diaries, journalism, fiction, poems, parliamentary speeches and government... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 140.00
The readings gathered here include many rare texts that have not been reprinted for centuries, excerpted from biblical commentary, legal writings, medical and scientific writings, popular encyclopedias, and literature, as well as continental vernacular and Latin sources never before available in English translation. The selections are assembled in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ?hyphenated? and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural history. The collection of essays addresses this... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 124.99
Looking in detail at the work of Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn, Royalist Women Writers argues that their writings inaugurate a more assertive model of the Englishwoman as literary author, which is crucially enabled by their royalist affiliations. Chalmers reveals new political sub-texts in the three writers' work and shows... more...