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Charlotte Smith in British Romanticism

by Jacqueline Labbe

Charlotte Smith's early sonnets established the genre as a Romantic form; her novels advanced sensibility beyond its reliance on emotional facility; and her blank verse initiated one of the most familiar of...


Experimentation on the English Stage, 1695-1708: The Career of George Farquhar

by Elisabeth J Heard

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, British theatre saw a shift from what critics call 'Restoration' to 'sentimental' comedy. Focusing on the career of the Irish dramatist George Farquhar (1678-1707),...


Contributors to the Quarterly Review: A History, 1809-25

by Jonathan Cutmore

The "Quarterly Review" presents a rare opportunity to Romantic scholars to test the truth of Marilyn Butler's claim that the early nineteenth-century periodical is the matrix for democratization of public writing...


The Corinna of England, or a Heroine in the Shade; A Modern Romance: by E M Foster

by Sylvia Bordoni

A novel that helps you understand the British reaction to Corinne as well as of its cultural, social and gender implications.


Adelaide and Theodore: by Stephanie-Felicite De Genlis

by Gillian Dow

Some of the theories Genlis adopts in the education of the eponymous children have their roots in Rousseau's "Emile". However, Genlis herself suggested that Rousseau knew little of the practical education of...


Writing the Self: Henry James and America

by Peter Collister

A monograph that re-evaluates the final decade of Henry James' creative life. It examines the narrative of "The American Scene", the autobiographical writing, a number of short stories and two incomplete novels:...


Conservatism and the Quarterly Review: A Critical Analysis

by Jonathan Cutmore

In its time, the Quarterly Review was thought to closely reflect government policy, however, the essays in this volume reveal that it was inconsistent in its support of government positions and reflected disagreement...


Visions of an Unseen World: Ghost Beliefs and Ghost Stories in Eighteenth Century England

by Sasha Handley

A study of the production, circulation and consumption of English ghost stories during the Age of Reason. This work examines a variety of mediums: ballads and chapbooks, newspapers, sermons, medical treatises...


The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House

by Jennie Batchelor & Megan Hiatt

First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing...


Writing the Empire: Robert Southey and Romantic Colonialism

by Carol Bolton

Examines a range of Robert Southey's writing to explore the relationship between Romantic literature and colonial politics during the expansion of Britain's second empire. This study draws upon a range of interdisciplinary...


Translation (NCI)

by Susan Bassnett

In a time when millions travel around the planet; some by choice, some driven by economic or political exile, translation of the written and spoken word is of ever increasing importance. This guide presents...


Advertisements for Myself

by Norman Mailer

Advertisements for Myself, a diverse and freewheeling tour through Mailer's early career, covers the many subjects with which he'd grapple for the rest of his life: sex, race, politics, literature, and the systems...


Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

by Mark Twain, Benjamin Griffin & Harriet E., Ms. Smith

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the...


Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics

by Mike Madrid & Maria Elena Buszek

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics


In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers and Empire

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant. His best known critical...


Edward Upward and Left-Wing Literary Culture in Britain

by Benjamin Kohlmann

The first book-length consideration of one of the major British left-wing writers of the twentieth century, this collection positions the life and works of Edward Upward (1903-2009) in the changing artistic,...


The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain: Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s

by Lucy Pearson

Pearson examines British children's literature during the period widely regarded as a 'second golden age', giving particular attention to children's book publishing. Making use of archival resources, she explores...


Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades

by Martin Hall & Jonathan Phillips

This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The...


A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

by Tom Nissley & Joanna Neborsky

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of...


The Antinomies Of Realism

by Fredric Jameson

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to...