By Helen Wilcox
- Represents an exploration of a 12 months within the textual lifetime of early glossy England
- Juxtaposes the diversity and variety of texts that have been released, performed, learn, or heard within the similar 12 months, 1611
- Offers an account of the textual tradition of the 12 months 1611, the surroundings of language, and the information from which the approved model of the English Bible emerged
By David Loewenstein
By Frances Teague
By M. Ruprecht Fadem
By Hilary Spurling
The long-awaited portrait of a literary grasp from considered one of our generation's maximum biographers
Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the song of Time, an undisputed vintage of English literature. Spanning twelve extraordinary volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comedian masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, shooting 20th century Britain via battle and peace.
Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the thoughts of these who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his lifestyles. Investigating the chums, relatives, fans, associates, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she unearths the comical and tragic occasions that encouraged one of many maximum fictions of the age.
By Kenneth Calman
By Hilary Havens
Tracing the increase of behavior literature and the didactic novel over the process the eighteenth century, this ebook explores how British girls used the didactic novel style to interact in political debate in the course of and instantly after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. even if didactic novels have been often traditional in constitution, they supplied a venue for girls to uphold, to undermine, to interrogate, yet most significantly, to jot down approximately applicable social codes and values. The essays talk about the multifaceted ways that didacticism and women’s writing have been hooked up and display the reforming power of this female and ostensibly constricting style. concentrating on works by means of novelists from Jane West to Susan Ferrier, the gathering argues that didactic novels inside of those a long time have been quite female; that they have been one of the few applicable methods during which ladies may perform public political debate; and they usually blurred political and ideological obstacles. the 1st half addresses either conservative and radical texts of the 1790s to teach their shared specialise in institutional reform and indebtedness to Mary Wollstonecraft, regardless of their huge ideological diversity. within the moment half, the tips of Hannah extra impact the methods authors after the French revolution frequently associated the didactic with household development and nationwide harmony. The essays show the skill through which the didactic style works as a corrective not only on a private and person point, yet on the political point via its specialize in concerns comparable to inheritance, slavery, the jobs of girls and youngsters, the bounds of the unconventional, and English and Scottish nationalism. This e-book bargains a entire and wide-ranging photograph of ways girls with a number of ideological and academic foundations have been excited about British political discourse in the course of a time of radical partisanship and social change.
By Patrick O'Donnell
Written for a large constituency of readers of latest literature, A transitority destiny: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's major concerns-including these of identification, heritage, language, imperialism, youth, the surroundings, and ethnicity-across the six novels released thus far, in addition to his protean skill to write down in a number of and various genres. It locations Mitchell within the culture of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works discover narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism.
Patrick O'Donnell strains the through-lines of Mitchell's paintings from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a bankruptcy on all the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.
By Pramod K. Nayar
This booklet explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India via a interpreting of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 interval.
Arguing that colonial discourse frequently trusted aesthetic units that allows you to describe and assert a level of narrative keep an eye on over Indian panorama, Pramod Nayar demonstrates how aesthetics supplied a vocabulary and representational modes for the British to build specific photographs of India.
Looking particularly on the aesthetic modes of the marvellous, the massive, the chic, the picturesque and the luxuriant, Nayar marks the shift within the rhetoric – from the exploration narratives from the age of mercantile exploration to that of the ‘shikar’ memoirs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s severe unique. English Writing and India presents an enormous new examine of colonial aesthetics, while it extends present scholarship at the modes of early British representations of latest lands and cultures.
By Norbert Schürer
The advent situates Lennox within the context of contemporaneous print tradition and in particular examines the contentious query of the authorship of The lady Quixote, Lennox’s experimentation with numerous types of booklet, and her appeals for charity to the Royal Literary Fund whilst she was once impoverished in the direction of the top of her existence. the writer who emerges from Charlotte Lennox used to be an lively, assertive, leading edge, and self reliant girl looking for her place—and make a literary career—in eighteenth-century Britain. hence, this quantity makes a major contribution to the heritage of girl authorship, literary heritage, and eighteenth-century studies.