0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (15)
  • R50 - R100 (70)
  • R100 - R250 (553)
  • R250 - R500 (1,051)
  • R500+ (13,908)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century

Beulah - A Novel (Paperback): Augusta Jane Evans, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Beulah - A Novel (Paperback)
Augusta Jane Evans, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Augusta Jane Evans, one of the most popular domestic novelists of the latter half of the nineteenth century, was born in 1835 in Columbus, Georgia, but spent most of her life in Mobile, Alabama. She was the author of eight novels, of which Beulah, published in 1859, was the second. Like many previously overlooked nineteenth-century women writers, Evans is now the subject of renewed critical interest. For this new edition of Beulah, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese has written an introduction that traces the history of the novel and places it in the context of the religious, intellectual, and political climate of the 1850s.

Beulah, which brought Evans both critical and commercial success, conforms in many ways to the familiar conventions of the nineteenth-century domestic novel. But if the external action of the novel focuses on the typically circumscribed life of a young southern woman, its internal action focuses on a woman's struggles with skepticism and faith.

The plot of Beulah follows the uneven fortunes of the orphaned Beulah Benton from her early teens to young adulthood. Beulah's determined quest for independence leads her into the shifting sands of skepticism, doubt, and anxiety. Her struggles cause her to wrestle with many of the great theological, moral, and intellectual questions of the day before finally regaining her faith. Beulah's story, then, is not so much that of a woman who grapples with the difficulties of obedience to society's norms and eventually surrenders to convention -- as some modern-day readers of the novel have contended -- as that of an uncompromising, independent woman of wide-ranging intellect who ardently seeks answers to important questions, particularly those of religious faith.

Beulah articulated two of the principal concerns of a generation of nineteenth-century American women -- the constraints of domestic life and the desire for freedom to engage in intellectual and philosophical pursuits. Moreover, though it did not overtly deal with slavery, the novel served as an expression of and an apology for southern values and customs.

The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti - A Variorum Edition (Hardcover, New): Christina Rossetti, R.W. Crump The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti - A Variorum Edition (Hardcover, New)
Christina Rossetti, R.W. Crump
R2,570 Discovery Miles 25 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Born in 1830, Christina Rossetti began composing verse at the age of eleven and continued to write for the remaining fifty-three years of her life. By the time of her death in 1894, Christina had written more than eleven hundred poems and had published over nine hundred of them. Publication of Volume III of The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti brings to a conclusion the first definitive, variorum edition of the poems of this greatest woman poet of the Victorian Age. R.W. Crump divides the final volume, containing the poems Christina did not include in her published collections of verse, into three main sections. In the first are those poems Christina published separately in anthologies, periodicals, or her own prose works, such as Commonplace, and Other Short Stories. The second group consists of privately printed poems, including, most notably, those from the 1847 Verses: Dedicated to Her Mother. The extant poems that Christina never published make up the third and by far largest section of Volume III. Crump's voluminous textual notes and appendixes give the variant readings and provide additional information on the poems. A special feature of Volume III is the incorporation of the texts of poems in the hitherto unknown 375-page Verses manuscript of 1893, a major discovery made since Volume II was published in 1986. Some of the material in the appendixes updates the first two volumes in light of this discovery.

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens (Paperback): Jenny Hartley The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens (Paperback)
Jenny Hartley
R370 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What was it like to be Charles Dickens? His letters are the nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography: vivid close-up snapshots of a life lived at maximum intensity. This is the first selection to be made from the magisterial twelve-volume British Academy Pilgrim Edition of his letters. From over fourteen thousand, four hundred and fifty have been cherry-picked to give readers the best essence of 'the Sparkler of Albion'. Dickens was a man with ten times the energy of ordinary mortals. There seem to have been twice the number of hours in his day, and he threw himself into letter-writing as he did into everything else. This eagerly awaited selection takes us straight to the heart of his life, to show us Dickens at first hand. Here he is writing out of the heat of the moment: as a novelist, journalist, and magazine editor; as a social campaigner and traveller in Europe and America, and as friend, lover, husband, and father. Reading and writing letters punctuated the rhythms of Dickens's day. 'I walk about brimful of letters', he told a friend. He claimed to write 'at the least, a dozen a day'. Sometimes it was a chore but more often a pleasure: an outlet for high spirits, sparkling wit, and caustic commentary - always as seen through his highly individual and acutely observing eye. Whether you dip in or read straight through, this selection of his letters creates afresh the brilliance of being Dickens, and the sheer pleasure of being in his company.

Civil War Writing - New Perspectives on Iconic Texts (Hardcover): Stephen Cushman, Gary W. Gallagher, Keith Bohannon, William C... Civil War Writing - New Perspectives on Iconic Texts (Hardcover)
Stephen Cushman, Gary W. Gallagher, Keith Bohannon, William C Davis, Matthew Gallman, …
R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Civil War Writing is a collection of new essays that focus on the most significant writing about the American Civil War by participants who lived through it, whether as civilians or combatants, southerners or northerners, women or men, blacks or whites. Collectively, as contributors show, these writings have sustained their influence over generations and include histories, memoirs, journals, novels, and one literary falsehood posing as an autobiographical narrative. Several of the works, such as William Tecumseh Sherman's memoirs or Mary Chesnut's diary, are familiar to scholars, but other accounts, including Charlotte Forten's diary and Loreta Velasquez's memoir, offer new material to even the most omnivorous Civil War reader. In all cases, a deeper look at these writings reveals why they continue to resonate with audiences more than 150 years after the end of the conflict. As supporting evidence for historical and biographical narratives and as deliberately designed communications, the writings discussed in this collection demonstrate considerable value. Whether exploring the differences among drafts and editions, listening closely to fluctuations in tone or voice, or tracing responses in private correspondence or published reviews, the essayists examine how authors wrote to different audiences and out of different motives, creating a complex literary record that offers rich potential for continuing evaluation of the country's greatest national trauma. Overall, the essays in Civil War Writing underscore how participants employed various literary forms to record, describe, and explain aspects and episodes of a conflict that assumed proportions none of them imagined possible at the outset.

Holmes & Watson (Hardcover): S.C. Roberts Holmes & Watson (Hardcover)
S.C. Roberts 1
R265 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic book on two of English literature's most iconic characters. First published in 1953, this is one of the earliest and best studies of Sherlock Holmes. S. C. Roberts searches Conan Doyle's stories for clues and develops biographies of the characters, revealing information about their lives and personalities which less observant readers may fail to notice. Holmes & Watson also features two classic "unrecorded adventures"--pastiche tales by a master of the form. This new edition includes an introduction by the President of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, reflecting on the book's importance as a classic work of Holmesiana.

J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival (Paperback): Giulia Bruna J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival (Paperback)
Giulia Bruna
R683 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R62 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Between the late 1890s and the early 1900s, the young Irish writer John Millington Synge journeyed across his home country, documenting his travels intermittently for ten years. His body of travel writing includes the travel book The Aran Islands, his literary journalism about West Kerry and Wicklow published in various periodicals, and his articles for the Manchester Guardian about rural poverty in Connemara and Mayo. Although Synge's nonfiction is often considered of minor weight compared with his drama, Bruna argues persuasively that his travel narratives are instances of a pioneering ethnographic and journalistic imagination. J. M. Synge and Travel Writing of the Irish Revival is the first comprehensive study of Synge's travel writing about Ireland, compiled during the zeitgeist of the preindependence Revival movement. Bruna argues that Synge's nonfiction subverts inherited modes of travel writing that put an emphasis on Empire and Nation. Synge's writing challenges these grand narratives by expressing a more complex idea of Irishness grounded in his empathetic observation of the local rural communities he traveled amongst. Drawing from critically neglected revivalist travel literature, newspapers and periodicals, and visual and archival documents, Bruna sketches a new portrait of a seminal Irish Literary Renaissance figure and sheds new light on the itineraries of activism and literary engagement of the broader Revival movement.

Transmedia Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover): Lissette Lopez Szwydky Transmedia Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
Lissette Lopez Szwydky
R1,646 Discovery Miles 16 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti - A Variorum Edition (Hardcover, A variorum ed): Christina Rossetti, R.W. Crump The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti - A Variorum Edition (Hardcover, A variorum ed)
Christina Rossetti, R.W. Crump
R2,151 Discovery Miles 21 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Born in 1830, Christina Rossetti began composing verse at the age of eleven and continued to write for the remaining fifty-three years of her life. Her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, himself a poet and painter, soon recognised her genius and urged her to publish her poems. By the time of her death in 1894, Christina had written more than eleven hundred poems and had published over nine hundred of them. Although she is regarded as the greatest woman poet of the Victorian period, there has not been until now and authoritative edition of her poetry. In this second volume of the three-volume The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti, R.W. Crump continues the editorial standards she established n Volume I, published in 1979. She gives the reader a comprehensive text with notes revealing Christina's process of composition and revision and her painstaking concern for the technical details of her work. The variant readings in the notes are taken from extant manuscripts, individual poems as published or privately printed before being incorporated into her published collections, and all the English and American editions of her poems through William Michael Rossetti's The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (1904). A special feature of both Volumes I and II is a complete list of holographs and their locations. Volume II contains Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book (1872), A Pageant and Other Poems (1881), and Verses (1893), as well as the poems added to these volumes after their original publication. Volume III contains poems Christina published but did not include in any of her collections as well as poems that have not previously appeared in print.

Victorian Sensation Fiction (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Jessica Cox Victorian Sensation Fiction (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Jessica Cox
R2,153 Discovery Miles 21 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts. From Victorian responses emphasising the 'lowbrow' or potentially dangerous qualities of the genre to the prolific critical attention of the present day, this Reader's Guide identifies the dominant approaches to sensation fiction and charts the critical trends of various scholarly evaluations and interpretations. With coverage spanning empire, class, sexuality and adaptation, this is the ideal companion for students of Victorian Literature looking for an introduction to the key debates surrounding sensation fiction.

J M Barrie and the Lost Boys (Paperback, New ed): Andrew Birkin J M Barrie and the Lost Boys (Paperback, New ed)
Andrew Birkin
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, led a life almost as magical and interesting as as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Llewelyn Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and devoted surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie's life and the wonderful world he created for the boys. Originally published in 1979, this enchanting and richly illustrated account is reissued with a new preface to mark the release of Neverland, the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan. "A psychological thriller . . . one of the year's most complex and absorbing biographies."-Gerald Clarke, Time "A terrible and fascinating story."-Eve Auchincloss, Washington Post

Emma (Paperback): Jane Austen Emma (Paperback)
Jane Austen; Introduction by Adela Pinch; Notes by Adela Pinch; Edited by James Kinsley
R146 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R20 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I wonder what will become of her!' So speculate the friends and neighbours of Emma Woodhouse, the lovely, lively, wilful,and fallible heroine of Jane Austen's fourth published novel. Confident that she knows best, Emma schemes to find a suitable husband for her pliant friend Harriet, only to discover that she understands the feelings of others as little as she does her own heart. As Emma puzzles and blunders her way through the mysteries of her social world, Austen evokes for her readers a cast of unforgettable characters and a detailed portrait of a small town undergoing historical transition. Written with matchless wit and irony, judged by many to be her finest novel, Emma has been adapted many times for film and television. This new edition shows how Austen brilliantly turns the everyday into the exceptional. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume I (Paperback):... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume I (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of the Lake Poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Lamb, in publications from the Academic to the Edinburgh Observer. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume II (Paperback):... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume II (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of the Lake Poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Lamb, in publications from the Edinburgh Review to Variety. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume I... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume I (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from the Annual Review to the British Review. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume II... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume II (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from Cabinet to Evangelical Magazine. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume III... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume III (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from the Examiner to the Literary Examiner. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume IV... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume IV (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from the Literary Gazette to the Monthly Review. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume V... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part B: Byron and Regency Society poets - Volume V (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Lord Byron and Regency Society Poets, including Rogers, Campbell and Moore, in publications from the New Annual Register to the Yellow Dwarf. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part C: Shelley, Keats and London Radical Writers -... The Romantics Reviewed - Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part C: Shelley, Keats and London Radical Writers - Volume II (Paperback)
Donald H. Reiman
R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of Shelley, Keats and London Radical Writers, including William Godwin, Leigh Hunt and Mary Shelley, in publications from Gentleman's Magazine to the Theological Inquirer. Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them. This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.

The Frankenstein Notebooks - Part One  Draft Notebook A (Paperback): Charles E. Robinson The Frankenstein Notebooks - Part One Draft Notebook A (Paperback)
Charles E. Robinson
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is arguably the best known work of the English Romantic period. First published in 1996, this edition of The Frankenstein Notebooks contains not only facsimiles and transcriptions of all of surviving manuscripts related to the novel and a corrected, critical text of Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus) but also a full range of factual information, drawn from Shelley's and William Godwin's letters and journals, from newspaper ads of the day, and from other available scholarship about the conception, gestation, and birth of Mary Shelley's monster. This two volume set contains a wealth of information vital to the creation and reception of Frankenstein. It will enable scholars, critics and students to see for themselves the exact extent of P. B. Shelley's editorial contributions and trace the artistic and ideological development of the novel at various stages in its formation. It will also enable the reader to explore the text itself to test and evaluate their own theses. Part one contains the draft notebook A, which was written between August or September and December 1816. This set will be of keen interest to those studying Frankenstein, the Romantics and 19th century literature.

The Frankenstein Notebooks - Part Two  Draft Notebook B and Fair-Copy Notebooks C1 and C2 (Paperback): Charles E. Robinson The Frankenstein Notebooks - Part Two Draft Notebook B and Fair-Copy Notebooks C1 and C2 (Paperback)
Charles E. Robinson
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is arguably the best known work of the English Romantic period. First published in 1996, this edition of The Frankenstein Notebooks contains not only facsimiles and transcriptions of all of surviving manuscripts related to the novel and a corrected, critical text of Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus) but also a full range of factual information, drawn from Shelley's and William Godwin's letters and journals, from newspaper ads of the day, and from other available scholarship about the conception, gestation, and birth of Mary Shelley's monster. This two volume set contains a wealth of information vital to the creation and reception of Frankenstein. It will enable scholars, critics and students to see for themselves the exact extent of P. B. Shelley's editorial contributions and trace the artistic and ideological development of the novel at various stages in its formation. It will also enable the reader to explore the text itself to test and evaluate their own theses. Part two contains the draft notebook B, which was written between December 1816 and April 1817, and the fair-copy notebooks which were compiled between April and May 1817. This set will be of keen interest to those studying Frankenstein, the Romantics and 19th century literature.

The Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites (Hardcover): Jan Marsh The Illustrated Letters and Diaries of the Pre-Raphaelites (Hardcover)
Jan Marsh 1
R469 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R108 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The story of how a group of precocious young artists shook up the British art establishment, told through their works, letters and diaries. An illustrated history of the linked lives and loves of a group of supremely talented artists of late Victorian Britain through their passionate writings. It features the painters, poets, critics and designers: Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, Fanny Cornforth, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William and Janey Morris, Christina, Dante Gabriel, and William Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Bell Scott and Lizzie Siddal. The artistic aspirations and achievements of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are revealed alongside the interwoven dramas of their personal lives, in letters, diaries and reminiscences, while their genius is displayed in vivid paintings, drawings, designs and poems. The Pre-Raphaelites was a charmed circles of love, friendship and art. Within an ever-changing flow of affections, and intimacies as richly patterned as a tapestry, they worked together as companions, lovers and partners. They shared tragedy as well as happiness, critical hostility as well as success, even the griefs of infidelity and discord. These creative partnerships, which also created the firm William Morris and Co, revitalised Victorian art and design. The new edition publishes in time for the start of the Burne Jones Exhibition at Tate Britain, starting in October 18. It is a vital book in understanding the Pre-Raphaelite art, which remains as popular and moving as ever.

The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope (Paperback): Carolyn Dever, Lisa Niles The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope (Paperback)
Carolyn Dever, Lisa Niles
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anthony Trollope was among the most prolific, popular, and richly diverse writers of the mid-Victorian period, with forty-seven novels and a variety of other writings to his name. Both a serial and series writer whose novels traversed Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand, and genres from realism to science fiction, Trollope also published criticism, short fiction, travel writing and biography. The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope provides a state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on his work, with the volume's sixteen essays addressing Trollope's biography, autobiography, canonical fiction, short stories and travel writing, as well as surveying diverse topics including gender, sexuality, vulgarity, and the law.

Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Paperback): David H. Richter Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Paperback)
David H. Richter
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel is a lively exploration of the evolution of the English novel from 1688-1815. A range of major works and authors are discussed along with important developments in the genre, and the impact of novels on society at the time. The text begins with a discussion of the rise of the novel in the long eighteenth century and various theories about the economic, social, and ideological changes that caused it. Subsequent chapters examine ten particular novels, from Oroonoko and Moll Flanders to Tom Jones and Emma, using each one to introduce and discuss different rhetorical theories of narrative. The way in which books developed and changed during this period, breaking new ground, and influencing later developments is also discussed, along with key themes such as the representation of gender, class, and nationality. The final chapter explores how this literary form became a force for social and ideological change by the end of the period. Written by a highly experienced scholar of English literature, this engaging textbook guides readers through the intricacies of a transformational period for the novel.

The Kill (Paperback): Emile Zola The Kill (Paperback)
Emile Zola; Translated by Brian Nelson
R213 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R35 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'It was the time when the rush for spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied at last, shamelessly, amid the sound of crumbling neighbourhoods and fortunes made in six months. The city had become an orgy of gold and women.' The Kill (La Curee) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world. Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single, powerful vision the twin themes of lust for money and lust for pleasure. The all-pervading promiscuity of the new Paris is reflected in the dissolute and frenetic lives of an unscrupulous property speculator, Saccard, his neurotic wife Renee, and her dandified lover, Saccard's son Maxime. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Lyrical Ballads: York Notes Advanced
Steve Eddy Paperback R211 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800
York Notes Companions: Romantic…
John Gilroy Paperback R304 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590
Selected Poems of John Clare: York Notes…
John Clare Paperback  (2)
R213 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820
York Notes Companions Gothic Literature
Susan Chaplin Paperback R306 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590
High Windows: York Notes Advanced
Philip Larkin Paperback R210 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790
The Brontes - Selected Poems by…
Steve Eddy, Charlotte Bronte, … Paperback  (2)
R211 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800
The School for Scandal: York Notes…
Richard Sheridan Paperback R210 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790
Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy: York…
Thomas Hardy Paperback  (2)
R213 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820
In Byron's Wake
Miranda Seymour Paperback  (1)
R349 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420
Songs of Innocence and Experience: York…
David Punter Paperback  (2)
R208 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770

 

Partners