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

The Awakening (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Nancy A Walker The Awakening (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Nancy A Walker
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1969 Seyersted text of Kate Chopin's novel along with critical essays that introduce students to "The Awakening" from the perspectives of feminism, gender (new essay), new historical, deconstructionist, and reader response criticism. An additional new essay demonstrates how various approaches can be combined. The text and essays are complemented by introductions to "The Awakening" and to the criticism, a glossary of critical terms, and (for the first time) contextual documents.

Samuel Hopkins Adams and the Business of Writing (Hardcover, 1st ed): Samuel V Kennedy Iii Samuel Hopkins Adams and the Business of Writing (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Samuel V Kennedy Iii
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Samuel V. Kennedy offers the first definitive work on the magazine muckraker who became a biographer, novelist, historian, and master storyteller -- Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871-1958).

An upstate New Yorker who graduated from Hamilton College, Adams began his writing career at the legendary New York Sun. He then moved to magazines where he was a medical writer. As a muckraker, he exposed the inefficacy of patent medicines for which Americans spent tens of millions of dollars seeking remedies for everything from the common cold to cancer.

His muckraking and personal lobbying helped gain passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 which earned him honorary membership in the American Medical Association. His success led him to an independent life as a writer for the next half-century.

The book traces the prolific and eclectic writing career of Adams who wrote more than fifty books and wrote the scripts for the films, It Happened One Night (1934) and the 1920's sensation, Flaming Youth. Kennedy offers insight into Adams's relationships with fellow writers, agents, magazine editors, book publishers, and reviewers, which he maintained throughout an illustrious career. Noted for his upstate New York novels and stories, Adams's ability to adapt to changing times while continuing to attack sham and hypocrisy mark his successful career.

Pride and Prejudice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jane Austen; Edited by Robert P. Irvine
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Elizabeth Bennet is Austen's most liberated and appealing heroine, and Pride and Prejudice has remained over most of the past two centuries Austen's most popular novel. The story turns on the marriage prospects of the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, and especially on Elizabeth's prejudice against the proud and distant Fitzwilliam Darcy. Pride and Prejudice is a romantic comedy that has been read as conservative and feminist, reactionary and revolutionary, rooted in the time of its composition and deliberately timeless. Robert Irvine's introduction sets the novel in the context of the literary and intellectual history of the period, dealing with such crucial background issues as class relations in Britain, female exclusion from property and power, and the impact of the French Revolution. The introduction and annotations have been expanded and updated for the new edition, and a new appendix of Austen's juvenilia has been added.

The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover): Dale Townshend, Angela Wright The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
Dale Townshend, Angela Wright; Catherine Spooner
R3,332 Discovery Miles 33 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This second volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in British, American and Continental European culture, from the Romantic period through to the Victorian fin de siecle. Here, leading scholars in the fields of literature, theatre, architecture and the history of science and popular entertainment explore the Gothic in its numerous interdisciplinary forms and guises, as well as across a range of different international contexts. As much a cultural history of the Gothic in this period as an account of the ways in which the Gothic mode has participated in the formative historical events of modernity, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From Romanticism, to Penny Bloods, Dickens and even the railway system, the volume provides a compelling and comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Gothic culture.

A 'Craving Vacancy' - Women and Sexual Love in the British Novel, 1740-1880 (Hardcover): Susan Ostrov Weisser A 'Craving Vacancy' - Women and Sexual Love in the British Novel, 1740-1880 (Hardcover)
Susan Ostrov Weisser
R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What is the problem of sexual love? Neither inclusive of all aspects of sexuality nor fully synonomous with the idealized mythos of romantic love, sexual love as desire is marked by the highly charged intersection of sexuality and romantic love; it is a space where gender is imagined and enacted.

In "A Craving Vacancy," Susan Ostrov Weisser examines sexuality in the context of changing ideas of romantic love and feminity in Victorian Britain. Focusing her analysis on the works of Samuel Richardson, George Eliot, and Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Weisser reveals the complex relationship between conceptions of romantic passion and ideologies of sexuality. She illuminates the Victorian period as a time when these conceptions were shifting according to changing ideas of gender. With close attention to textual details, she introduces the concept of Moral Femininity, placing it in useful opposition to the competing Victorian ideal of the Lady.

By forging a direct link between sexuality and romantic love ideology in the 19th century, and by highlighting the way in which the literary preoccupation with these subjects arises from anxieties about the construction of gender, "A Craving Vacancy" breaks important new ground.

Damnation of Harold Frederic - His Lives and Works (Hardcover, New): Bridget Bennett Damnation of Harold Frederic - His Lives and Works (Hardcover, New)
Bridget Bennett
R958 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R204 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An examination of the dual life of Harold Frederic (1856-1898) as well as of his writing, which includes The Damnation of Theron Ware. The complexity of his life as an American living in London echoes his ambivalence about his double career in journalism and fiction writing.

Romantic Women Writers (Paperback, New): Theresa M. Kelley, Paula R. Feldman Romantic Women Writers (Paperback, New)
Theresa M. Kelley, Paula R. Feldman
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Essays forging a new definition of Romanticism that includes the wide range of women's artistic expression.

The Daughter's Dilemma - Family Process and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (Paperback, New edition): Paula Marantz... The Daughter's Dilemma - Family Process and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (Paperback, New edition)
Paula Marantz Cohen
R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An interdisciplinary investigation into the daughter's role in 19th-century families and their fictional representations.

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival - A Changeling Art (Paperback): John Wilson Foster Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival - A Changeling Art (Paperback)
John Wilson Foster
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.

The Artist as Critic - Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde (Paperback): Oscar Wilde The Artist as Critic - Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde (Paperback)
Oscar Wilde; Edited by Richard Ellman
R1,178 Discovery Miles 11 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although known primarily as the irreverent but dazzlingly witty playwright who penned The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde was also an able and farsighted critic. He was an early advocate of criticism as an independent branch of literature and stressed its vital role in the creative process. Scholars continue to debate many of Wilde's critical positions. Included in Richard Ellmann's impressive collection of Wilde's criticism, The Artist as Critic, is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as such famous longer works as The Portrait of Mr. W.H., The Soul Man under Socialism, and the four essays which make up Intentions. The Artist as Critic will satisfy any Wilde fan's yearning for an essential reading of his critical work. Wilde . . . emerges now as not only brilliant but also revolutionary, one of the great thinkers of dangerous thoughts.--Walter Allen, New York Times Book Review The best of Wilde's nonfictional prose can be found in The Artist as Critic.--Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

The Scarlet Letter: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): Julian Cowley The Scarlet Letter: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Julian Cowley
R195 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R30 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

York Notes Advanced have been written by acknowledged literature experts for the specific needs of advanced level and undergraduate students. They offer a fresh and accessible approach to the Study of English literature. Building on the successful formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. This enables students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop their own critical thinking. York Notes Advanced help to make the study of literature more fulfilling and lead to exam success. They will also be of interest to the general reader, as they cover the widest range of popular literature titles. Key Features: Study methods - Introduction to the text - Summaries with critical notes - Themes and techniques - Textual analysis of key passages - Author biography - Historical and literary background - Modern and historical critical approaches - Chronology - Glossary of literary terms. General Editors: Martin Gray - Head of Literary Studies, University of Luton; Professor A.N. Jeffares - Emeritus Professor of English, University of Stirling.

Sanditon (Paperback): Jane Austen Sanditon (Paperback)
Jane Austen; Edited by Kathryn Sutherland
R131 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'no person could be really well . . . without spending at least six weeks by the sea every year' In Sanditon, Jane Austen writes what may well be the first seaside novel: a novel, that is, that explores the mysterious and startling transformations that a stay by the sea can work on individuals and relationships. Sanditon is a fictitious place on England's south coast and the obsession of local landowner Mr Thomas Parker. He means to transform this humble fishing village into a fashionable health resort to rival its famous neighbours of Brighton and Eastbourne. In this, her final, unfinished work, the writer sets aside her familiar subject matter, the country village with its settled community, for the transient and eccentric assortment of people who drift to the new resort, the town built upon sand. If the ground beneath her characters' feet appears less secure, Austen's own vision is opening out. Light and funny, Sanditon is her most experimental and poignant work.

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome; Edited by Geoffrey Harvey
R190 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Other works may excel this in depth of thought and knowledge of human nature: other books may rival it in originality and size; but, for hopeless and incurable vivacity, nothing yet discovered can surpass it.' (Jerome, Preface to Three Men in a Boat). Three Men in a Boat describes a comic expedition by middle-class Victorians up the Thames to Oxford. It provides brilliant snap-shots of London's playground in the late 1880s, where the fashionable steam-launches of river swells encounter the hired skiffs of city clerks. The medley of social vignettes, farcical incidents, descriptions of river fashions, and reflections on the Thames's history, is interspersed with humorous anecdotes told by a natural raconteur. Three Men on the Bummel records a similar escapade, a break from the claustrophobia of suburban life some ten years later; their cycling tour in the Black Forest, at the height of the new bicycling craze, affords Jerome the opportunity for a light-hearted scrutiny of German social customs at a time of increasing general interest in a country that he loved. This account of middle-aged Englishmen abroad is spiced with typical Jeromian humour. 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 Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Poetry (Paperback): Linda K. Hughes The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Poetry (Paperback)
Linda K. Hughes
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Victorian period has a strong tradition of poetry written by women. In this Companion, leading scholars deliver accessible and cutting-edge essays that situate Victorian women's poetry in its relation to print culture, diverse identities, and aesthetic and cultural issues. The book is inclusive in method, demonstrating, for example, the benefits of both distant and close reading approaches, and featuring major figures like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti and over one hundred poets altogether. Thematically arranged, the chapters deliver studies on a comprehensive array of subjects that address women's poetry in its manifold forms and investigate its global context. Essays shed light on children's poetry, domestic relations, sexualities, and stylistic artifice and conclude by looking at how women poets placed their published poems and how we can 'place' Victorian women poets today.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Major Works (Paperback): Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Major Works (Paperback)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Edited by H.J. Jackson
R382 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Coleridge's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important criticism, letters, and marginalia - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic, and radical thinker, exerted an enormous influence over contemporaries as different as Wordsworth, Southey and Lamb. He was also a dedicated reformer, and set out to use his reputation as a public speaker and literary philosopher to change the course of English thought. This collection represents the best of Coleridge's poetry from every period of his life, particularly his prolific early years, which produced The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, and Kubla Khan. The central section of the book is devoted to his most significant critical work, Biographia Literaria, and reproduces it in full. It provides a vital background for both the poetry section which precedes it and for the shorter prose works which follow. There is also a generous sample of his letters, notebooks, and marginalia, some recently discovered, which show a different, more spontaneous side to his fascinating and complex personality. 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 Making of Jane Austen (Hardcover): Devoney Looser The Making of Jane Austen (Hardcover)
Devoney Looser
R661 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R114 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Devoney Looser's The Making of Jane Austen turns to the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen's early fame, laying the groundwork for the beloved author we think we know. Here are the Austen influencers, including her first English illustrator, the eccentric Ferdinand Pickering, whose sensational gothic images may be better understood through his brushes with bullying, bigamy, and an attempted matricide. The daring director-actress Rosina Filippi shaped Austen's reputation with her pioneering dramatizations, leading thousands of young women to ventriloquize Elizabeth Bennet's audacious lines before drawing room audiences. Even the supposedly staid history of Austen scholarship has its bizarre stories. The author of the first Jane Austen dissertation, student George Pellew, tragically died young, but he was believed by many, including his professor-mentor, to have come back from the dead. Looser shows how these figures and their Austen-inspired work transformed Austen's reputation, just as she profoundly shaped theirs. Through them, Looser describes the factors and influences that radically altered Austen's evolving image. Drawing from unexplored material, Looser examines how echoes of that work reverberate in our explanations of Austen's literary and cultural power. Whether you're a devoted Janeite or simply Jane-curious, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, transformed, and handed down from generation to generation.

Mrs Jekyll and Cousin Hyde - The True Story Behind RLS's Gothic Masterpiece (Paperback): Jeremy Hodges Mrs Jekyll and Cousin Hyde - The True Story Behind RLS's Gothic Masterpiece (Paperback)
Jeremy Hodges
R262 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The hidden controversy and heartbreak behind Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is revealed in this fascinating work of literary detection. What was the real reason Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated his dark masterpiece to his cousin Katharine de Mattos? Why was Katharine's own tale of duality published under a pseudonym? When Fanny Stevenson 'stole' another story idea from Katharine, why did RLS explode with Hydelike rage at the cousin for whom he had once been 'the one that loves you - Jekyll, and not Hyde'? Featuring the full text of Katharine's tale of duality, Fanny's stolen story and another tale revealing Katharine's grief at losing her cousin's love forever, Mrs Jekyll & Cousin Hyde sheds new light on one of the greatest Victorian authors.

Crotchet Castle (Hardcover): Thomas Love Peacock Crotchet Castle (Hardcover)
Thomas Love Peacock; Edited by Freya Johnston, Matthew Bevis
R2,345 Discovery Miles 23 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) is one of the most distinctive prose satirists of the Romantic period. The Cambridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock offers the first complete text of his novels to appear for more than half a century. Crotchet Castle (1831), his sixth novel, contains all the humour and social satire for which Peacock is famous. Its lively farce is more ambitious than that of the earlier works in its range of cultural and intellectual targets, including progressivism, dogmatism, liberalism, sexism, mass education and the idiocies of the learned. The book constitutes an artistic, political and philosophical miscellany of sorts, thematically unified in its satirical emphasis on folly and dispute - and on the folly of dispute itself. This edition provides a full introduction, chronology, annotations and detailed textual and scholarly apparatus.

Victorian Literature (Paperback): Beth Palmer Victorian Literature (Paperback)
Beth Palmer
R301 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the era, this companion explores influential dramatic works by Ibsen, Shaw and Wilde; the poetry of mourning; novelistic genres, including social problem novels and sensation fiction; and the literature of the "fin de siecle"'s aesthetes and decadents. Cultural and historical debates - focussing on empire, national identity, science and evolution, print culture and gender - supply essential context alongside discussion of relevant critical theory.

The Daily Sherlock Holmes - A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective (Paperback): Arthur... The Daily Sherlock Holmes - A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective (Paperback)
Arthur Conan Doyle; Edited by Levi Stahl, Stacey Shintani; Foreword by Michael Sims 1
R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes," said Stamford, introducing us. "How are you?" he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." "How on earth did you know that?" I asked in astonishment. "Never mind," said he, chuckling to himself. At that first sight of Watson, Sherlock Holmes made brilliant deductions. But even he couldn't know that their meeting was inaugurating a friendship that would make himself and the good Doctor cultural icons, as popular as ever more than a century after their 1887 debut. Through four novels and fifty-six stories, Arthur Conan Doyle led the pair through dramatic adventures that continue to thrill readers today, offering an unmatched combination of skillful plotting, period detail, humor, and distinctive characters. For a Holmes fan, there are few pleasures comparable to returning to his richly imagined world--the gaslit streets of Victorian London, the companionable clutter of 221B Baker Street, the reliable fuddlement (and nerves of steel) of Watson, the perverse genius of Holmes himself. It's all there in The Daily Sherlock Holmes, the perfect bedside companion for fans of the world's only consulting detective. Within these pages readers will find a quotation for every day of the year, drawn from across the Conan Doyle canon. Beloved characters and familiar lines recall favorite stories and scenes, while other passages remind us that Conan Doyle had a way with description and a ready wit. Moriarty and Mycroft, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson; the Hound, the Red-Headed League, the Speckled Band, and the dread Reichenbach Falls--it's all here, anchored, of course, in that unforgettable duo of Holmes and Watson. No book published this year will bring a Holmes fan more pleasure. Come, readers. The game is afoot.

Personal Business - Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture (Hardcover): Aeron Hunt Personal Business - Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
Aeron Hunt
R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In recent years the analysis of the intersection of literature and economics has generated a vibrant conversation in literary and cultural studies of the Victorian period. But Aeron Hunt argues that an emphasis on abstraction and impersonality as the crucial features of the Victorian economic experience has led to a partial and ultimately misleading vision of Victorian business culture. In contrast, she asserts that the key to understanding the relationship of literary writing to economic experience is what she calls "personal business"--the social and interpersonal relationships of Victorian commercial life in which character was a central mediating concept.

Juxtaposing novels by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Margaret Oliphant with such nonfiction works as popular biographies, periodicals, and business handbooks, the author builds on and extends the insights of the "new economic criticism" by highlighting the embodied, interpersonal, and socially embedded interactions of everyday economic life.

Hunt analyzes the productive and disciplinary roles that character played in the Victorian economy and traces the proliferation of different models of character as literary writing and commercial discourse responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by personal business. She suggests that the dynamic interchange between forms of character employed in the everyday practice of business and those imagined in literary writing helped shape character as a crucial mode of power in Victorian business culture and economic life. Ultimately, "Personal Business" provides new ways to understand both the history of the Victorian novel and its implications in middle-class culture and the turbulent experience of nineteenth-century capitalism.

The Picture of Dorian Gray: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Frances Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Frances Gray
R212 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R31 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

The Mill on the Floss (Paperback, 2nd edition): Kathryn Simpson The Mill on the Floss (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Kathryn Simpson
R210 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced have been written by acknowledged literature experts for the specific needs of advanced level and undergraduate students. They offer a fresh and accessible approach to the Study of English literature. Building on the successful formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. This enables students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop their own critical thinking. York Notes Advanced help to make the study of literature more fulfilling and lead to exam success. They will also be of interest to the general reader, as they cover the widest range of popular literature titles. Key Features: Study methods - Introduction to the text - Summaries with critical notes - Themes and techniques - Textual analysis of key passages - Author biography - Historical and literary background - Modern and historical critical approaches - Chronology - Glossary of literary terms. General Editors: Martin Gray - Head of Literary Studies, University of Luton; Professor A.N. Jeffares - Emeritus Professor of English, University of Stirling.

The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (Paperback): Janice M Allan, Christopher Pittard The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
Janice M Allan, Christopher Pittard
R460 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, with a popularity that has never waned since catching the imagination of his late-Victorian readership. This Companion explores Holmes' popularity and his complex relationship to the late-Victorian and modernist periods; on one hand bearing the imprint of a range of Victorian anxieties and preoccupations, while on the other shaping popular conceptions of criminality, deviance, and the powers of the detective. This collection explores these questions in three parts. 'Contexts' explores late-Victorian culture, from the emergence of detective fiction to ideas of evolution, gender, and Englishness. 'Case Studies' reads selected Holmes adventures in the context of empire, visual culture, and the gothic. Finally, 'Holmesian Afterlives' investigates the relationship between Holmes and literary theory, film and theatre adaptations, new Holmesian novels, and the fandom that now surrounds him.

Gissing in Context (Paperback): A D B Poole Gissing in Context (Paperback)
A D B Poole
R2,118 Discovery Miles 21 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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