Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

    Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

    By John McTavish

    Paperback £15.00

    Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book shows, unlocks his fictional universe and repeatedly breaks open the powerful...

    Irish Political Writings after 1725: A Modest Proposal and Other Works

    By Jonathan Swift

    Hardback £59.98

    The first fully annotated, contextualised, and textually authoritative edition of Swift's Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1738.

    Science Fiction

    Hardback £14.46

    Science fiction SF has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, with a new focus on global reach.

    Reading Austen in America

    By Juliette Wells

    Paperback £15.20

    Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources that have never before come to light, Juliette Wells solves...

    Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

    By Nick Hubble

    Hardback £62.46

    This book argues that British proletarian literature was a politicised form of modernism which culturally transformed Britain.

    The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

    By Stefanie Markovits

    Hardback £50.86

    This volume considers the verse-novel, a much-understudied branch of Victorian literature. It demonstrates that Victorian poets were challenging norms and experimenting with many of the revolutionary formal tactics that we associate with modernism.

    J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography

    By Philip W. Errington

    Paperback £26.46

    Now available in paperback for the first time, this is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to bibliographical details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work,...

    Charles Dickens: Faith, Angels and the Poor

    By Keith Hooper

    Paperback £8.45

    The faith of Charles Dickens, the most influential and popular author of the Victorian era.

    Faulkner's Media Romance

    By Julian Murphet

    Hardback £49.10

    A major new reading of Faulkner's work that scans the major novels for signs of the new media ecology of the 1920s and 30s.

    Cambridge Companions to Literature

    Paperback £19.94

    This book is for students of literature who would like an introduction to the study of erotic texts. In fifteen different chapters, it explores key topics from a variety of national literatures, from antiquity to the present. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field who presents a...

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