Edward Upward and Left-Wing Literary Culture in Britain by Benjamin Kohlmann

By Benjamin Kohlmann

delivering the 1st book-length attention of Edward Upward (1903-2009), one of many significant British left-wing writers, this assortment positions his lifestyles and works within the altering inventive, social and political contexts of the 20 th and early twenty-first centuries. Upward’s fiction and non-fiction, from the Nineteen Twenties onwards, illustrate the thematic and formal richness of left-wing writing through the twentieth-century age of extremes. while, Upward’s paintings indicates the inherent tensions of a existence devoted immediately to writing and to politics. the complete variety of Upward’s paintings and a wealth of unpublished fabrics are tested, together with his early incredible tales of the Twenties, his Marxist fiction of the Nineteen Thirties, the extreme semi-autobiographical trilogy The Spiral Ascent and his officially and thematically leading edge later tales. The essays accumulated the following reevaluate Upward’s valuable position in twentieth-century British literary tradition and investigate his legacy for the twenty-first century.

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The English Countryside: Representations, Identities, by David Haigron

By David Haigron

This number of essays examines representations of the English geographical region and its mutations, and what they demonstrate a few nation’s, groups’ or contributors’ look for identification – and worry of wasting it. in response to a pluridisciplinary strategy and various media, this publication demanding situations the view that the English geographical region is an apolitical area characterized through permanence and absence of clash. It analyses how the pastoral motif is really subverted to discover liminal areas and temporalities. The authors deconstruct the “rural idyll” fantasy to teach the way it performs a particular and but ambiguous half in defining Englishness/Britishness. A needs to learn for either students and scholars drawn to British rural and cultural historical past, media and literature.

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The Ends of History: Victorians and "the Woman Question" by Christina Crosby

By Christina Crosby

Why have been the Victorians so captivated with "History"?

How did this ardour relate to a different Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a super and provocative examine, Christina Crosby investigates the hyperlinks among the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the character of "women."

Discussing either key novels and non-literary texts – Daniel Deronda and Hegel’s Philosophy of History; Henry Esmond and Macaulay’s History of England; Little Dorrit, Wilkie Collins’ The Frozen Deep, and Mayhew’s survey of "labour and the poor"; Villette, Patrick Fairburn’s The Typology of Scripture and Ruskin’s Modern Painters – she argues that the development of middle-class Victorian "man" because the common topic of background entailed the id of "women" as those people who are ahead of, past, above, or less than historical past. Crosby’s research increases a very important query for today’s feminists – how can one learn traditionally with out replicating the matter of 19th century "history"?

The publication was once first released in 1991.

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Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents by Norbert Schürer

By Norbert Schürer

This quantity compiles and annotates for the 1st time the whole correspondence of the eighteenth-century British writer Charlotte Lennox, top recognized for her novel The woman Quixote. Lennox corresponded with recognized contemporaries from various walks of lifestyles resembling James Boswell, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and she or he interacted with many different influential figures together with her patroness the Countess of Bute, writer Andrew Millar, and the Reverend Thomas Winstanley. as well as Lennox’s and her correspondents’ letters, this publication offers comparable files equivalent to the author’s proposals for subscription variants of her works, her dossier with the Royal Literary Fund, and a sequence of poems and tales supposedly composed by way of her son yet might be written by way of herself. In those rigorously and generally annotated files, Charlotte Lennox lines the vagaries within the occupation of a feminine author within the male-dominated eighteenth-century literary marketplace.

The creation situates Lennox within the context of contemporaneous print tradition and in particular examines the contentious query of the authorship of The girl Quixote, Lennox’s experimentation with quite a few types of e-book, and her appeals for charity to the Royal Literary Fund whilst she used to be impoverished in the direction of the top of her existence. the writer who emerges from Charlotte Lennox was once an energetic, assertive, leading edge, and self sufficient girl searching for her place—and make a literary career—in eighteenth-century Britain. therefore, this quantity makes a huge contribution to the historical past of girl authorship, literary heritage, and eighteenth-century studies.

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Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820 by Hilary Havens

By Hilary Havens

Tracing the increase of behavior literature and the didactic novel over the process the eighteenth century, this e-book explores how British ladies used the didactic novel style to have interaction in political debate in the course of and instantly after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. even though didactic novels have been often traditional in constitution, they supplied a venue for ladies to uphold, to undermine, to interrogate, yet most significantly, to put in writing approximately applicable social codes and values. The essays speak about the multifaceted ways that didacticism and women’s writing have been hooked up and show the reforming power of this female and ostensibly constricting style. targeting works through novelists from Jane West to Susan Ferrier, the gathering argues that didactic novels inside those many years have been relatively female; that they have been one of the few appropriate methods in which girls might perform public political debate; and they frequently blurred political and ideological obstacles. the 1st half addresses either conservative and radical texts of the 1790s to teach their shared concentrate on institutional reform and indebtedness to Mary Wollstonecraft, regardless of their huge ideological variety. within the moment half, the guidelines of Hannah extra impact the methods authors after the French revolution usually associated the didactic with household development and nationwide harmony. The essays display the potential through which the didactic style works as a corrective not only on a private and person point, yet on the political point via its concentrate on concerns equivalent to inheritance, slavery, the jobs of girls and kids, the bounds of the unconventional, and English and Scottish nationalism. This publication bargains a complete and wide-ranging photograph of ways ladies with quite a few ideological and academic foundations have been excited about British political discourse in the course of a time of radical partisanship and social change.

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Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe by Claire Jowitt,Daniel Carey

By Claire Jowitt,Daniel Carey

Richard Hakluyt and commute Writing in Early smooth Europe is an interdisciplinary choice of 24 essays which brings jointly best foreign scholarship on Hakluyt and his paintings. top referred to as editor of The relevant Navigations (1589; increased 1598-1600), Hakluyt used to be a key determine in selling English colonial and advertisement enlargement within the early smooth interval. He additionally translated significant eu go back and forth texts, championed English cost in North the United States, and promoted international exchange and exploration through a Northeast and Northwest Passage. His paintings spanned each region of English task and aspiration, from Muscovy to the US, from Africa to the close to East, and India to China and Japan, supplying up to date details and setting up an ideological framework for English rivalries with Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands. This quantity resituates Hakluyt within the political, financial, and highbrow context of his time. The style of the trip assortment to which he contributed emerged from Continental humanist literary tradition. Hakluyt tailored this practice for nationalistic reasons via finding a purported heritage of 'English' company that stretched way back to he may well cross in getting better antiquarian documents. The essays during this assortment increase the learn of Hakluyt's literary and historic assets, his foreign connections, and his rhetorical and editorial perform. the amount is split into five sections: 'Hakluyt's Contexts'; 'Early smooth go back and forth Writing Collections'; 'Editorial Practice'; 'Allegiances and Ideologies: Politics, faith, Nation'; and 'Hakluyt: Rhetoric and Writing'. the quantity concludes with an account of the formation and ethos of the Hakluyt Society, based in 1846, which has persisted his undertaking to edit commute debts of exchange, exploration, and adventure.

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Culture, Capital and Representation by R. Balfour

By R. Balfour

With contributions ranging over three centuries, tradition, Capital and illustration explores how literature, cultural stories and the visible arts symbolize, engage with, and convey principles approximately capital, even if in its early levels (the development of inventory markets) or in its past due section (global speculative capital).

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Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the by John O'Brien

By John O'Brien

Long prior to Citizens United and sleek debates over companies as humans, such organisations already stood among the private and non-private as either autos for trade and imaginitive constructs in accordance with teams of people. during this ebook, John O’Brien explores how this courting performed out in economics and literature, fields that received prominence within the comparable era.

Examining British and American essays, poems, novels, and tales from the 17th throughout the 19th centuries, O’Brien pursues the assumption of incorporation as a trope discernible in a variety of texts. Key authors contain John Locke, Eliza Haywood, Harriet Martineau, and Edgar Allan Poe, and every bankruptcy is orientated round one of those company mirrored of their works, resembling insurance firms or banks. In exploring concerns resembling even if sentimental curiosity is equal to fiscal curiosity, those works undergo witness to capitalism’s impression on heritage and human exertions, wish, and reminiscence. This period’s inventive writing, O’Brien argues, is the place the unconscious of that technique left its mark. by means of revealing the complicated ties among literary types and fiscal options, Literature Incorporated indicates us how the enterprise company has formed our realizing of our social global and ourselves.

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The Interpretation of Samuel Johnson (Studies in Modern by J. Clark,H. Erskine-Hill

By J. Clark,H. Erskine-Hill

an immense educational controversy has raged in recent times over the research of the political and spiritual commitments of Samuel Johnson, the main commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This booklet, certainly one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that discuss to a decisive end, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'

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