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Gothic & Romance

  • Monstrous Progenyby Lester D. Friedman; Allison B. Kavey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein is itself a monster, a mythos that will not die, a corpus that keeps getting harvested for parts to animate new artistic creations. Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the novel?s literary and intellectual roots, analyzing the evolution of the Frankenstein... more...

  • Indiana de George Sand (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    L' histoire littéraire classe volontiers Indiana dans une première période de la production romanesque de George Sand, le « romantisme sentimental ». Il est vrai que l'on peut opposer, non sans schématisme, de part et d'autre de l'engagement socialiste de George Sand, les romans de jeunesse, « lyriques », aux derniers romans, « champêtres », comme... more...

  • William Wordsworthby David B. Pirie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1982. In this study of Wordsworth?s major poetry, the author explores the conflict between the poet?s celebration of an impersonal earth and his concern for the most intensely personal relationships. The opening chapter concentrates on Wordsworth?s struggle to describe the natural world and the extraordinary claims he makes for... more...

  • Wordsworth and Beginnings of Modern Poetryby Robert Rehder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1981, this study sees Wordsworth?s work as part of the continuous European struggle to come to terms with consciousness. The author pays particular attention to Wordsworth?s style and investigates the unstated and unconscious assumptions of that style. He discusses the conflicting feelings that shaped Wordsworth?s changing conception... more...

  • Reading Wordsworthby J.H. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987, this book is written for those who are encountering Wordsworth for the first time and for those familiar with his works that are at a loss to understand his reputation or why his work has impressed them. The strength of the author?s approach is that it unravels the poet?s true meaning and the process by which he all too frequently... more...

  • Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mindby Peter J. Kitson; Thomas N. Corns

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1991, this book collects a broad array of path-finding scholarship by specialists in Coleridge and Romantic literature on the subject of his prose. They range from broad appraisals of Coleridge?s own critical practises; demonstrations of the fecundity of his autobiography, the Biographia Literaria, for contemporaries; the effect... more...

  • Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maidby Geoffrey Yarlott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1967, this book seeks to show the causes which led to Coleridge?s breakdown in 1802 and to indicate how his views on poetry changed as a result of it. The approach is selective in that it only focuses on one part of Coleridge?s life (roughly 1793-1810); however the author attempts to relate a number of different areas of his activity... more...

  • The Design of Biographia Literariaby Catherine M. Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, this book examines a work whose intricacies have baffled and infuriated generations of readers and proposes a theory of Coleridge?s writing habits that "explain(s) his explanation". The author painstakingly analyses the Biographia?s organising structure distinguishing between the daring conception and often inept execution... more...

  • A Commentary on Wordsworth's Preludeby Ted Holt; John Gilroy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, this books aims to guide Wordsworth students through his difficult masterpiece by reading it in continuous sequence and making its sense emerge. The special value of this commentary is that it explains the structure of The Prelude by encouraging study of the poem as a continuous whole rather than selectively looking at individual... more...

  • Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticismby J.R. de J. Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1969, this book places Coleridge?s literary criticism against the background of his philosophical thinking, examining his theories about criticism and the nature of poetry. Particular attention is paid to the structure of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge?s distinction between Imagination and Fancy, his definitions of the poetic... more...