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  • The Fate of Ideasby Robert Boyers

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century?s most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that... more...

  • The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fictionby Olivier Delers

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The Other Rise of the Novel relies on new research concerning the relevance of bourgeois values and ideals in the early modern period in France to question the extent to which characters in works of fiction portray the rise of individualistic and self-interested behavior. It argues that novels like Manon Lescaut , Lettres d?une Péruvienne... more...

  • Publishing, Editing, and Receptionby Michael Edson

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Drawing together twelve essays on British Romantic authors and the theories underlying their modern editorial treatments, this book traces the continuing influence of Reiman?s scholarly approaches in four key areas of study: print culture, editorial theory, the Shelley circle, and transmission/reception of Percy Bysshe Shelley?s writings. more...

  • Dickens and the Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Hollington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens? work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key aspects that particularly impacted on Dickens? imagination:... more...

  • Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)by Kathryn Shevelow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly restrictive and oppressive set of representations. First... more...

  • Literature and Fascinationby Sibylle Baumbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan. more...

  • Literature and Fascinationby Sibylle Baumbach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan. more...

  • Readings on Audience and Textual Materialityby Carrie Griffin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object ? book, manuscript, libretto ? affects the experience of the person reading it. more...

  • The Business of the Novelby Simon R Frost

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This study shows how aesthetics and economics have been combined in a great work of literature. Frost examines the history of Middlemarch?s composition and publication within the context of Victorian demand, then goes on to consider the interpretation, reception and consumption of the book. more...

  • Fashioning the Silver Fork Novelby Cheryl A Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture. Both celebrated and condemned for their popularity, silver fork novels were extremely prolific during this period. This study looks at the social and literary impact of this significant genre. more...