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Ingrid Horrocks reveals the significance of representations of women wanderers in the Romantic period, particularly in the work of women writers. She explores works by Wollstonecraft, Burney, Radcliffe, and others, and in doing so shifts understandings of the history of mobility and social sympathy.
Concise and illuminating articles explore the context within which Wilde's life and art took shape, proposing not one but many Oscar Wildes. Contributors discuss the ongoing influence and reception of Wilde and his work, from performance history to film and operatic adaptations, providing an enriched understanding of this complex individualist.
In this book, newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer insights into the diversity, range and impact of the newspaper and periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. As digitisation of historical media opens up new avenues of research, contributors discuss journalists and journals, technological innovation, and the global dimension of the...
By Robert Mayer
Robert Mayer presents a study of correspondences between Walter Scott and socially and culturally diverse readers of his work in the English-speaking world in the early nineteenth century. He explores Scott's original constructions of authorship, reading strategies, and versions of fame in these revealing letters.
`Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ... Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer - was one of the most eminent men of his generation. His mother - poet, journalist, translator - hosted an influential salon at 1 Merrion...
Disraeli vividly depicts the appalling conditions of the poor-their pitiful wages, their miserably overcrowded tenements, and their exploitation by the new breed of powerful industrialists-as an indirect plea for social and political reform and for the fulfilment of his dream of a new, more democratic England.
The first book to examine how Romantic writers revised and transformed poetic collections to reach new audiences and manipulate their public presence. Far from naive or unworldly, Romantic writers were consciously concerned with the image they portrayed and with questions of authorized repackaging, intellectual property, profit, and loss.
By David Bellos
'Never mind those self-help manuals urging that some classic novel may change your life; in this sparkling study of the birth, growth and afterlife of Hugo's evergreen blockbuster, David Bellos argues that Les Miserables already has' Boyd Tonkin, Economist'Any reader who hasn't yet embarked on Hugo's book might be converted...
This Companion provides a critical reappraisal of the hugely influential French realist writer Honore de Balzac, focusing on the key narrative and thematic features of his writing. Twelve chapters by world-leading Balzac specialists offer an essential reference point for study of his work.