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  • - Novel Grounds
    by Matthew Ingleby
    £99.49

    As Bloomsbury became increasingly identified with the cultural capital of writers rather than the economic capital of established wealth, writers subtly affiliated themselves with the area, and the figure of the writer and Bloomsbury became symbolically conflated.

  • - Colonial Ethnographic Discourses
    by Lara Atkin
    £88.99

    Taking the representation of the Southern African San as its case study, it uses methodologies drawn from critical anthropology, imperial history and literary studies to show the role that literary representations of Indigenous peoples played in popularising the hierarchical view of racial difference.

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    £54.99

    This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the variety ofways in which the interface between understanding the figure of Christ, theplace of the cross, and the contours of lived experience, was articulated throughthe long nineteenth century.

  • - Skin, Silk, and Show
     
    £98.49

    This volume explores the politics and poetics of Victorian surfaces in their manifold manifestations. By closely reading the various surfaces materialising in Victorian literature and culture, the individual contributions explore the dialectics of surface and depth in Victorian (and Neo-Victorian) cultures as well as the legibility of surfaces.

  • - Politics and Letters, 1886-1916
    by J. Macleod
    £61.99 - 88.99

    This book examines the impact of the new liberalism on English literary discourse from the fin-de-siecle to World War One. It maps out an extensive network of journalists, men of letters and political theorists, showing how their shared political and literary vocabularies offer new readings of liberalism's relation to an emerging modernist culture.

  • - Popular Culture-Serial Culture
     
    £66.99

    This volume examines the emergence of modern popular culture between the 1830s and the 1860s, when popular storytelling meant serial storytelling and when new printing techniques and an expanding infrastructure brought serial entertainment to the masses.

  • by Michael Parrish Lee
    £59.99

    Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--McGill University.

  • by Daniel Brown
    £83.49

    This book is about the historical moment when writers and critics first used the term "realism" to describe representation in literature and painting.

  • - Machines of Meter
    by Jason David Hall
    £88.99

  • - Materiality, Modernity, and the Haptic Sublime
    by Alan McNee
    £99.49

    This book is about the rise of a new ethos in British mountaineering during the late nineteenth century.

  • by Stephan Karschay
    £77.99

    This exciting new study looks at degeneration and deviance in nineteenth-century science and late-Victorian Gothic fiction. The questions it raises are as relevant today as they were at the nineteenth century's fin de siecle: What constitutes the norm from which a deviation has occurred? What exactly does it mean to be 'normal' or 'abnormal'?

  • - Poetry, Democracy, and the Body Politic
    by Julia F. Saville
    £110.49

  • - Radicalism and the Fourth Estate, 1792-1835
    by James Grande
    £88.99

    William Cobbett, the Press and Rural England offers a thorough re-appraisal of William Cobbett (1763-1835), situating his journalism and rural radicalism in relation to contemporary political debates.

  • by Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
    £72.49

    Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture examines how literary fairy tales were informed by natural historical knowledge in the Victorian period, as well as how popular science books used fairies to explain natural history at a time when 'nature' became a much debated word.

  • - Lived Environments, Practices of the Self
    by Sean O'Toole
    £61.99 - 88.99

    This book offers new perspectives on the concept of habit in the nineteenth-century novel, delineating the complex, changing significance of the term and exploring the ways in which its meanings play out in a range of narratives, from Dickens to James.

  • - Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains
    by Deborah Shapple Spillman
    £88.99

    What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.

  • by Caroline Sumpter
    £61.99

    This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.

  • - Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism
    by Eleanor Courtemanche
    £88.99

    The 'invisible hand', Adam Smith's metaphor for the morality of capitalism, is explored in this text as being far more subtle and intricate than is usually understood, with many British realist fiction writers (Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot) having absorbed his model of ironic causality in complex societies and turned it to their own purposes.

  • - Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture
    by Laura Rotunno
    £88.99

    By 1840, the epistolary novel was dead. Letters in Victorian fiction, however, were unmistakably alive. Postal Plots explores how Victorian postal reforms unleashed a new and sometimes unruly population into the Victorian literary marketplace where they threatened the definition and development of the Victorian literary professional.

  • by Tina O'Toole
    £61.99 - 78.99

    The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siecle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siecle writers and their work.

  • - Human Beasts in Western Fiction 1859-1939
    by Virginia Richter
    £88.99

    What makes us human? Where is the limit between human and animal? These are questions that haunt post-Darwinian literature. Covering fiction from Kipling to Kafka, this study offers a historically embedded analysis of anthropological anxiety in the period between the publication of the Origin of Species and the beginning of the Second World War.

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    £110.49

    It argues that readers on both sides of the Atlantic shaped the contours of international 'English' in the 1800s, expressing love for books and authors in a wide range of media and social practices.

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    £69.49

    This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention.

  • - Popular Culture-Serial Culture
     
    £99.49

    This volume examines the emergence of modern popular culture between the 1830s and the 1860s, when popular storytelling meant serial storytelling and when new printing techniques and an expanding infrastructure brought serial entertainment to the masses.

  • - Acclimatizing to Change in British Domestic and Colonial Culture
     
    £88.99

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    £87.49

    This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention.

  • - Untimely Meditations in Britain, France, and America
    by Ben Carver
    £77.99

  • - Catholicism, Folklore and Ireland
    by J. Killeen
    £77.99

    An original and energetic examination of the relationship between theology, faith, religious history and national politics in the works of Oscar Wilde, which focuses in particular on his life-long attraction to Catholicism.

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    £110.49

    It argues that readers on both sides of the Atlantic shaped the contours of international 'English' in the 1800s, expressing love for books and authors in a wide range of media and social practices.

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