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  • Women Writers and the Hero of Romanceby Judith Wilt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey . The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights , Middlemarch , The Scarlet Pimpernel , The Sheik , and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett. more...

  • Stephen King's Contemporary Classicsby Philip L. Simpson; Patrick McAleer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing , published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , Under the Dome , Joyland , and Dr. Sleep . more...

  • Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticismby Bernhard Kuhn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he examines these three representative writers, Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating... more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romanceby Katherine Isobel Baxter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance,... more...

  • Writing Wales, from the Renaissance to Romanticismby Stewart Mottram; Sarah Prescott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Writing Wales explores representations of Wales in English and Welsh literatures written across three tumultuous centuries, from Wales' union with England in 1536, to its industrialisation in the early nineteenth-century. Uniquely, it explores how period divisions like 'Renaissance' and 'Romanticism' have helped shape scholarly... more...

  • The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothicby Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Challenging the widely held assumption that gothic literature is mainly about fear, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet argues that the American Gothic, and gothic literature in general, is also about judgment. Analyzing canonical works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Gilman, and James, Monnet persuasively argues that these authors' concerns about slavery,... more...

  • Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novelsby Richard J. Hill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Picturing Scotland examines the genesis and production of the first author-approved illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels in Scotland. Richard J. Hill shows that Scott, usually seen as indifferent to the mechanics of publishing, was actually at the forefront of one of the most lucrative publishing trends, the illustrated novel. Informed... more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...

  • Gothic Romanticismby Tom Duggett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 29.00

    This series of close readings relates architecture, politics, and literary form to shed new light on the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, offering new insights. more...

  • Sara Coleridgeby Jeffrey W. Barbeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Known as the daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge's manuscripts, letters, and other writings reveal an original thinker in dialogue with major literary and cultural figures of nineteenth-century England. Here, her writings on beauty, education, and faith uncover aspects of Romantic and Victorian literature, philosophy, and theology.... more...