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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00
This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.99
With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This book considers how contemporary British children?s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain?s imperial past continues to play a key role in its representations... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 54.00
This book explores questions of race and identification in writings from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on post-colonial theory, it provides close readings of texts by Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison and Tsitsi Dangarembga and highlights the elements of dialogue, exchange and contestation... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00
Victorian England produced some of the greatest novelists in Western history, including Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot. Critical analysis focuses on the development of the Victorian novel though the second half of the 19th century. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the "crime novel," influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as "Humdrums," condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume... more...