This is George Gissing's best known and his first novel, standing alongside his classic New Grub Street. It is a distinctive, polemical, dramatic work focused on urban social problems. Gissing deals with the ineluctable evils of poverty, cultural deprivation, `class', the `tyranny of money`, and the place of women in society.
Women's Human Rights in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture sheds light on women's rights advancements in the nineteenth century and early twentieth-century through explorations of literature and culture from this time period.
Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927 recovers the names and works of hundreds of women who wrote about the American West during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some of them long forgotten and others better known novelists, poets, memoirists, and historians such as Willa Cather and Mary Austin Holley. Nina Baym mined literary ......
Washington Irving's Critique of American Culture argues that Irving offers not only a critique of a culture losing rootedness, but also positive multi-cultural vision of world citizenship in the new Republic. American Romantic art contemporary to Irving sheds light on his critique and positive vision of what America could be.
The Literary Identities of the 19th century poet and novelist
This is the first book-length study of the important poet and political writer Violet Fane (Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, nee Lamb, 1843-1905). It recovers Fane's work to a central position in the literary canon. / Fane is shown as a relevant figure in the literary history of the nineteenth century.
This is a detective story about what happened next in the past. It prompts us to ask how we might know what we don't know we don't know. It is illustrated with 150 illustrations in colour. The work is focused on people and their inclinations, as book buyers and not only as book borrowers.
This is a detective story about what happened next in the past. It prompts us to ask how we might know what we don't know we don't know. It is illustrated with 150 illustrations in colour.The work is focused on people and their inclinations, as book buyers and not only as book borrowers.
Imagination and Belief in Nineteenth-Century England
The author explores the ways in which Victorian writers used non-realistic techniques - nonsense, dreams, visions, and the creation of other worlds - to extend our understanding of this world, and the creation of this world.