Routledge Guides to Literature are clear introductions to authors and texts most frequently studied by undergraduate students of literature. Each book explores texts, contexts and criticism, highlighting the critical views and contextual factors that students must consider in advanced studies of literary works. Each guide presents a variety of approaches and interpretations, encouraging readers to think critically about 'standard' views and to make independent readings of literary texts. Alongside general guides to texts and authors, the series includes 'sourcebooks', which incorporate extracts from key contextual and critical materials as well as annotated passages from the primary text.
The Bookshelf application offers access: Online — Access your eBooks using the links emailed to you on your Routledge. On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion.
Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of…. Ian McEwan is one of Britain's most inventive and important contemporary writers.
Also adapted as a film, his novel Enduring Love is a tale of obsession that has both troubled and enthralled readers around the world. Renowned author Peter Childs explores the intricacies of this haunting…. Controversial and compelling, its account of crime and racism remain the source of profound disagreement both within African-American culture and throughout the world. Lord Byron was a poet and satirist, as famous in his time for his love affairs and questionable morals as he was for his poetry.
Looking beyond the scandal, Byron leaves us a body of work that proved crucial to the development of English poetry and provides a fascinating counterpoint to…. The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies.
This guide to his compelling work presents: Edited by Roger D. Edited by Sean McEvoy. William Shakespeare's Hamlet c.
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It has been in almost constant production in Britain and throughout the world since it was first performed, fascinating generations of audiences and critics alike. Edited by Ruth Glancy. A Tale of Two Cities blends a moving love story with the familiar figures of the Revolution—Bastille prisoners, a…. Edited by Alice Jenkins. Edited by Alexander Leggatt. Edited by Juliet John.
Jane Austen is one of England's most enduringly popular authors, renowned for her subtle observations of the provincial middle classes of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England.
This guide to Austen's much-loved work offers: Edited by Robert Morrison. Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the film adaptation.
Extensive introductory comment and annotation…. Edited by Scott McEathron. This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: Edited by Margaret Kean.
John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost is a literary landmark. His reworking of Biblical tales of the loss of Eden constitutes not only a gripping literary work, but a significant musing on fundamental human concerns ranging from freedom and fate to conscience and consciousness.
Edited by Ezra Greenspan. This sourcebook includes the full text of Song of Myself. Since , Walt Whitman's Song of Myself has been enjoyed, debated, parodied and imitated by readers, critics and artists crossing national and linguistic boundaries. Many argue that it is the most influential poem ever written by an…. Edited by Catherine J.
In , Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her landmark work, The Yellow Wall-Paper, generating spirited debates in literary and political circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Today this story of a young wife and mother succumbing to madness is hailed both as a feminist classic and a key text in…. Edited by Paula Byrne. Emma is widely regarded as Jane Austen's most perfectly constructed novel. At once a comedy of misunderstanding, a razor-sharp analysis of the English class-system, a classic tale of moral growth, and a romance that combines sense with sensibility, it has appealed to readers of every generation and….
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Edited by Janice M. With its sustained social criticism and complex construction, Charles Dickens's Bleak House is considered by many critics to be Dickens's most remarkable novel. Edited by Janet Beer , Elizabeth Nolan. Damned upon publication for engaging with the taboo issues of female sexuality and infidelity, Kate Chopin's The Awakening is now hailed as a key early feminist text and an important work of American literature.
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This sourcebook combines accessible commentary with reprinted documents to…. With Shylock's pound of flesh and Portia's golden ring,The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most controversial, disturbing and unforgettable plays. Combining accessible commentary with a range of reprinted materials, S. Edited by Richard J. This guidebook offers the ideal introduction to one of the most enduringly popular works of the nineteenth century. Dunn first places David Copperfield in its social, biographical and literary contexts, touching upon such fascinating issues as autobiography and Victorian social….
Edited by Michael O'Neill. Deeply involved with Irish culture and history, W. Yeats is one of the greatest poets writing in the last two centuries. This sourcebook provides essential help for readers who wish to learn more about his powerful, haunting poems. Considering Yeats's early, dreamily evocative poems…. Edited by Debra J. First published in book form in , Uncle Tom's Cabin quickly became a bestseller, recognised as a powerful contribution to anti-slavery debates. After more than years, it remains one of the most widely discussed works of American literature.
Edited by Michael J. First published it , it still speaks powerfully to readers today. Combining reprinted documents with clear introductions for student readers, this volume examines the…. Edited by Christopher Innes. Since Hedda Gabler exploded on to European and American stages in the s, the play and its title character have troubled and transfixed audiences, performers and critics the world over. In this sourcebook, Christopher Innes balances essential reprinted texts with clear, incisive commentary to: Edited by John Strachan. This sourcebook offers the ideal introduction to the work of John Keats, a central figure in English Romanticism and one of the most popular poets in the literary canon.
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The sourcebook is arranged in four sections: Edited by Grace Ioppolo. This sourcebook clearly introduces the many critical issues surrounding this complex and haunting play. Ioppolo examines sources, from Holinshed to Spencer, and in the Interpretations section looks at critical readings and notable performances of the play. These range from early critical responses…. Thomas Hardy was the foremost novelist of his time, as well as an established poet. Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century England.
This guide provides students with a…. Edited by Andrew Hadfield. William Shakespeare's Othello has delighted and disturbed theatre audiences for the past four centuries, and remains one of the most frequently performed and widely studied of his plays. This volume is a broad-ranging guide to Othello, providing an introduction to: