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  • Reading Public Romanticismby Paul Magnuson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Reading Public Romanticism is a significant new example of the linking of esthetics and historical criticism. Here Paul Magnuson locates Romantic poetry within a public discourse that combines politics and esthetics, nationalism and domesticity, sexuality and morality, law and legitimacy. Building on his well-regarded previous work, Magnuson practices... more...

  • Gender and Romance in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"by Susan Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances... more...

  • Henry James and the Culture of Consumptionby Miranda El-Rayess

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book focuses on Henry James's engagement with the fast-developing consumer culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Aestheticism and Deconstructionby Jonathan Loesberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    Considered an exemplar of "Art-for-Art's Sake" in Victorian art and literature, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was co-opted as a standard bearer for the cult of hedonism by Oscar Wilde, and this version of aestheticism has since been used to attack deconstruction. Here Jonathan Loesberg boldly uses Pater's important work on society and culture, Studies... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Irish Modernismby Joe Cleary

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to Irish modernism, offering readers an accessible overview of key writers and artists. more...

  • The Hero of the Waverley Novelsby Alexander Welsh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    One of the most influential works on Sir Walter Scott, The Hero of the Waverley Novels is a model for reconstructing ideas common at a given period in time. In this book Alexander Welsh draws upon the entire canon of Scott's fiction to demonstrate its bearing on property and the behavior prescribed for the propertied classes. Analyzing the "passive... more...

  • Traces of Another Timeby Margaret Scanlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Is the historical novel the outmoded genre that some people imagine--form inseparable from romanticism, nationalism, and the nineteenth century? In this stimulating volume, Margaret Scanlan answers a convincing "no," as she demonstrates the relevance of historical novels by well-known figures such as Anthony Burgess, John le Carr, Graham Greene, Doris... more...

  • Tretower to Clyroby Karl Miller

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    In his latest book of essays Karl Miller turns his attention to appreciate certain writers of the English-speaking modern world. A new ruralism has come to notice in this country, and the book is drawn to country lives as they have figured in the literature of the last century. An introductory essay is centered on the Anglo-Welsh borderlands.... more...

  • Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Dramaby Jr. John E. Curran

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book explores representations of the individualistic character in drama, Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean, and some of the Renaissance ideas allowing for and informing them. Setting aside Shakespearean exceptionalism, the study reads a wide variety of plays to explain how intellectual context could allow for such characterization. more...

  • Post-War Spanish Women Novelists and the Recuperation of Historical Memoryby Patricia O'Byrne

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Reconstructs through testimonial literature the repression of women during the Franco years and recovers the writings of some of the forgotten post-war women novelists. more...