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Most popular Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 books

The most popular Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 books currently available. Updated weekly.
Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart
From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love affairs, separated by a hundred and fifty years.
Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'
Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin
The Macdonald sisters - Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa - started life among the ranks of the lower-middle classes. But as wives and mothers they made a single family of the poet Rudyard Kipling, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Poynter, and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. This title presents Macdonald sisters' story.
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?
A leader of the twentieth-century Irish nationalist movement, who eventually became one of the Free States's senators, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is also the greatest poet that nation has yet produced.
Sherlock Unlocked: Little-known Facts About the World's Greatest Detective
In Sherlock Unlocked, Daniel Smith looks behind what we think we know about the well-known sleuth and reveals fascinating little-known facts of which every Sherlock aficionado should be aware.
Oscar: A Life
The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.
Hedda Gabler
Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.
Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Author of The Railway Children
Fitzsimons's eye-opening biography brings new light to the life and works of famed literary icon E. Nesbit, in whom pragmatism and idealism, tradition and modernity worked side-by-side to create a remarkable writer and woman.
Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.
Frankenstein: York Notes for AS & A2
This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.
Charles Dickens
An exuberant and entertaining biography of Charles Dickens that captures the essence of the great novelist.
Oscar Wilde and his Circle
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
Hartly House, Calcutta: Phebe Gibbes
This novel represents a key document in the literary representation of India and the imperial debate, profoundly challenging pre-existent discourses of colonialism. -- .
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
'It was the time when the rush for spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied at last, shamelessly, amid the sound of crumbling neighbourhoods and fortunes made in six months. The city had become an orgy of gold and women.' The Kill (La Curee) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world., Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single, powerful vision the twin themes of lust for money and lust for pleasure. The all-pervading promiscuity of the new Paris is reflected in the dissolute and frenetic lives of an unscrupulous property speculator, Saccard, his neurotic wife Renee, and her dandified lover, Saccard's son Maxime. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe., Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
In Byron's Wake
Selected Writings on Art and Literature
Discusses works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres. This title features writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier.
Lady Windermere's Fan
Holmes & Watson
Daily Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective
Jane Austen, the Secret Radical
An iconoclastic re-evaluation of one English Literature's most celebrated novelists.
Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart
From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love affairs, separated by a hundred and fifty years.
Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "moby-Dick"
Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes
Culture and Anarchy
First published in 1869, Culture and Anarchy debates questions about the nature of culture and society. Arnold asks what good culture can do and how it can best be disseminated. This edition reproduces the first book version and enables readers to appreciate its historical context and its continued importance.
Critical Reader of the Romantic Grand Tour: Tristes Plaisirs
A collection of writings about the Grand Tour that is original and innovative, straying from the usual path of aristocrats and churches. -- .
To See Clearly: Why Ruskin Matters
'To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, religion, all in one' - how the works of John Ruskin can teach us how to see our own world more clearly
Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr
Tomcat Murr is a loveable animal who has written his own autobiography. But a printer's error causes his story to be accidentally mixed with a book about the composer Johannes Kreisler. As the two versions break off, two different characters emerge from the confusion - Murr, the scholar, carouser and brawler, and the hypochondriac genius Kreisler.
Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature
An insightful biography, exploring the lives of the three Bronte sisters, trailblazing female writers of the nineteenth century.
Selling the Story: Transaction and Narrative Value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola
Every writer is a player in the marketplace for literature. Jonathan Paine locates the economics ingrained within the stories themselves, showing how the business of literature affects even storytelling devices such as genre, plot, and repetition. In this new model of criticism, the text is a record of its author's sales pitch.
Charlotte Bronte Revisited: A view from the 21st century
An indispensable guide for students and literature lovers, and emphatically shows why Charlotte is as relevant today as she ever was.
Spies: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti
This work comprises a collection of the poetic works of 19th century poet Christina Rossetti. Rossetti's inner life dominates her poetry, exploring the themes of loss and unattainable hope across subjects ranging from love to the divine.
Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s
A walking companion for fans of the Bronte family and the Yorkshire countryside.
There's Something About Darcy: The curious appeal of Jane Austen's bewitching hero
Selected Poems
A selection that includes poems from various stages of Clare's poetic career, organised by theme, from "Birds and Beasts" to "Madhouses, Prisons and Whorehouses".
Select Short Fiction
Emily Dickinson
Unpublished in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's intensely personal lyrics have much been admired since her death. This is a collection of her work.
Poet and the Murderer: A True Story of Verse, Violence and the Art of Forgery
The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby's in 1997. The author's detective work led him across America to a prison cell in Salt Lake City, where the world's greatest literary forger, Mark Hofmann, is serving a life sentence for double-murder.
Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest
Zofloya: or The Moor
Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion
Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, from Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft
Showing how the Gothic can be read as a complex reaction to Enlightenment methods of historical representation, Sinister histories uncovers hitherto neglected relationships between Gothic texts and prominent works of eighteenth-century history. -- .
Ruskin Revival: 1969-2019
In his day, John Ruskin was revered as an art critic - champion of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites - as well as an artist, educator and campaigner. However, by the mid-20th century, his message was relegated to the footnotes of debate. The Ruskin Revival: 1969-2019 celebrates the world's welcome re-engagement with his radical worldview.
Pursuit of the Well-beloved and the Well-beloved
Features two versions of a strange story set in the weird landscape of Portland. This book features a man who is obsessed both with the search for his ideal woman and with sculpting the perfect figure of Aphrodite.
World's Wife: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr; this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry and essays on feminism, education and the legacy of black women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women's suffrage, temperance and civil rights, but the thematic centre is black women's intellect and personal ambition. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in a world-famous singing group., Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of black women writers be read, remembered and addressed.