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Two Scottish Tales of Medical Compassion: Rab and His Friends & a Doctor of the Old School: With a History of the Edinburgh School of Medicine

by John Raffensperger, Ian Maclaren & John Brown

Two Scottish Tales of Medical Compassion is a collection of two beloved short stories, "Rab and his Friends" and "A Doctor of the Old School," and a brand new history of the Edinburgh School of Medicine, all...


Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance

by Roger Sherman Loomis

King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial....


Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

by Blanka Grzegorczyk

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...


The Market and its Critics (Routledge Revivals): Socialist Political Economy in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Noel Thompson

The Market and Its Critics, first published in 1988, considers the reaction of socialist writers to the growth of the market economy in nineteenth century Britain, and examines in detail the diverse elements...


Swift (Routledge Revivals)

by W. A. Speck

First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular...


Tretower to Clyro: Essays

by Karl Miller

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...


Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writing

by Michael Baron

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety...


English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

by David Fairer

In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer's book takes up the challenge...


The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism

by Joseph Bristow & Lynn Broughton

Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted,...


English Drama Since 1940

by David Ian Rabey

English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation...


The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction

by John Sutherland

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...


Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films

by Vinay Swamy

Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) to reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France. Vinay Swamy demonstrates how supposedly unshakeable...


Modernity's Metonyms: Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories

by Geraldine Lawless

Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by two nineteenth-century Spanish authors: the canonical Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, an author who is receiving...


Faulkner and Film

by Peter Lurie & Ann J. Abadie

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel Laureate's work and cinema


French Literature: A Beginner's Guide

by Carol Clark

Boasting one of Western culture’s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Molière to the torment of Baudelaire’s...


Literary Theory: A Beginner's Guide

by Clare Connors

Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and “isms”, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context....


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula--And More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature

by Jamie Cox Robertson

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

-Simone de Beauvoir

Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. From wives and mothers to daughters and lovers, these women all have...


Critical Lives: Che Guevara

by Eric Luther & Ted Henken

The Critical Lives series takes a biographical look at pivotal, fascinating people and a critical look at the work and accomplishments that, rightly or wrongly, made them unique, influential, and enduring. Discover...


The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

by Jill Onedera

Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family's religion(s) in the counseling room is no less...