Longman Critical Readers

Reading Fin de Siecle Fictions
by Lyn Pykett ~ Paperback / softback

Back CoverGeneral Editor: Stan SmithProfessor of English, University of DundeeThis important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging editorial introduction s...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Laurence Sterne
by Marcus Walsh ~ Paperback / softback

The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Metafiction
by Mark Currie ~ Paperback / softback

This series provides volumes of readings on critical theories. Each volume includes a substantial introduction which explores the theoretical issues and conflicts embodied in the essays selected and locates areas of disagreement between positions. The pluralism of theories has to be put on the agend...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
The Brontes
by Patricia Ingham ~ Paperback / softback

The novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte have become canonical texts for the application of twentieth century literary and cultural theory. Along with the work of their sister, Anne, their texts are regarded as a sources of diversity in themselves, full of conflictual material which different school...

In stock with supplier
$215.00
Modern Genre Theory
by David Duff ~ Paperback / softback

Back CoverLongman Critical ReadersGeneral Editor: Stan SmithResearch Professor in Literary Studies, Nottingham Trent UniversityThis important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Pref...

In stock with supplier
$134.00
Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
by Maud Ellmann ~ Paperback / softback

This collection of essays aims to introduce undergraduate students to Freudian methods of interpretation and to show how these methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. This reader combines an explanatory introducti...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Contemporary Film Theory
by Antony Easthope ~ Paperback / softback

A series which takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Film and the theory of film provides a unique understanding of 20th century life in the West. This volume offers a selection from key work...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Ben Jonson
by Richard Dutton ~ Paperback / softback

This important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging editorial introduction setting the readings in context and exploring the issues they raise, individual v...

In stock with supplier
$196.00
Postcolonial Criticism
by Bart Moore-Gilbert ~ Paperback / softback

Postcolonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations in the study of colonial discourse, neo-colonialism and Commonwealth literature. This reader contains 13 essays focusing on colonial discourse, covering such topics as the decolonization of African ...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
by Maud Ellmann ~ Hardback

This collection of essays provides students of literary critical theory with an introduction to Freudian methods of interpretation, and shows how those methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. It explains how class...

In stock with supplier
$455.00
Tennyson
by Rebecca Stott ~ Paperback / softback

This text covers the most significant areas of recent work on Tennyson, linking feminist and gender studies with deconstructive, psychoanalytic and linguistic attention. The introduction discusses ways in which orthodox critical approaches have dominated readings of Tennyson's poetry and provides a ...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Ideology
by Terry Eagleton ~ Paperback / softback

In his introduction, Terry Eagleton traces the historical evolution of ideology and examines in a more theoretical style the various meanings of the word and their significance. The readings cover writings from the Enlightenment via Hegel and Marx, with particular emphasis on Marx and Engels themsel...

In stock with supplier
$220.00
Readers and Reading
by Andrew Bennett ~ Paperback / softback

This important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collection of key modern readings of major authors, genres, and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging editorial introduction setting the readings in context and exploring the issues they raise, individual v...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Chaucer
Paperback / softback

This book shows how the Canterbury Tales has been radically opened up by modern critical theory. The study presents some of the most important critical work in the field and provides resumes to complex theoretical issues.*A convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer that...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Shakespeare
by Kiernan Ryan ~ Paperback / softback

This text is concerned with Shakespeare's four romances written during his final period of writing - "The Winter's Tale", "Pericles", "Cymbeline" and "The Tempest". It focuses on how the advent of theory has transformed our perception of Shakespearean romance. An introduction traces the modern criti...

In stock with supplier
$202.00
Romanticism
by Cynthia Chase ~ Hardback

The essays in this volume have all been carefully chosen by Cynthia Chase to exemplify the most important strands in contemporary critical thought on Romantic literature, in particular the best of recent feminist, deconstructive, and new historicist writing. They include contributions from critics s...

In stock with supplier
$291.00
New Historicism and Renaissance Drama
by Richard Wilson ~ Paperback / softback

This series takes account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. The books are prefaced by an editorial introduction setting the readings in context and exploring the issues they raise. This collection of essays...

In stock with supplier
$220.00
Andrew Marvell
by Thomas Healy ~ Paperback / softback

Back CoverLongman Critical ReadersGeneral Editor: Stan SmithProfessor of English, University of DundeeThis important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging ed...

In stock with supplier
$196.00
Virginia Woolf
by Rachel Bowlby ~ Paperback / softback

This series takes up the challenge of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of seminal modern readings of key authors, genres and critical approaches. Rachel Bowlby's anthology of aricles on Virginia Woolf covers a range of approaches and main issues of debate on this significant and c...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Christopher Marlowe
by Richard Wilson ~ Paperback / softback

Provides a critical account of the life and works of Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe is studied as a man who staged the birth of the modern author, and for his representations of sexuality and homosexuality. This text portrays a wide range of critical approaches (including Gay Studies, Cultural Materia...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Byron
by Jane Stabler ~ Paperback / softback

Bringing together recent work on Byron by leading British and American scholars and critics, this collection guides the reader through the different ways in which new literary theory has enriched readings of Byron's work, and shows how his poetry offers a rewarding focus for questions about the rela...

In stock with supplier
$196.00
Feminist Literary Criticism
Hardback

Looks at the work of a range of critics, including Elaine Showalter, Kate Millett, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and the French feminists. The critical approaches encompass Marxist feminism and contemporary critical theory as well as other forms of discourse. It also provides an overview of the develop...

In stock with supplier
$442.00
John Milton
by Annabel M. Patterson ~ Paperback / softback

This series takes up the challenge of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of seminal modern readings of key authors, genres and critical approaches. Volumes are prefaced by a wide-ranging Editorial Introduction setting the readings in context and exploring the issues they raise. Milt...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Shakespearean Tragedy
by John Drakakis ~ Paperback / softback

This series takes up the challenge of contemporary literary theory providing collections of seminal modern readings of key authors, genres and critical approaches. This volume brings together a range of work on aspects of Shakesperean Tragedy. Each excerpt focuses on one aspect of a range of critica...

In stock with supplier
$215.00
Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism
by Francis Mulhern ~ Paperback / softback

This series takes up the challenge of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of seminal modern readings of key authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging editorial introduction setting the readings in context and exploring the issues they raise. Marxism has had ...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Jonathan Swift
by Nigel Wood ~ Paperback / softback

This collection of critical thinking situates the satire of Jonathan Swift within both its eighteenth-century contexts and our modern anxieties about personal identity and communication. The critics chosen for this volume demonstrate the complexity of Swift's work. Its four sections explore matters ...

In stock with supplier
$196.00
Feminist Literary Criticism
Paperback / softback

This series aims to take full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by an editorial introduction, individual volumes in the series offer the student a guide to theoretically-informed critical w...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
English Novel, Vol II, The
Paperback / softback

Back CoverLongman Critical ReadersGeneral Editor: Stan SmithProfessor of English, University of DundeeThis important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Prefaced by a wide-ranging ed...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
William Blake
by John Lucas ~ Paperback / softback

This collection of critical essays on William Blake covers a wide range to include Marxist, new historicist, feminist and psychological approaches. Between them, the essays explore the most significant areas and moments of his career as poet and also print maker, illustrator and visionary artist. Th...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Charles Dickens
by Steven Connor ~ Paperback / softback

Dickens is second only to Shakespeare in the range and intensity of critical discussion which his work has provoked. His writing is central to literature and culture across the English-speaking world. In this important new anthology, Steven Connor gathers together representative examples of the rang...

In stock with supplier
$210.00
Samuel Beckett
by Jennifer Birkett ~ Paperback / softback

Back CoverLongman Critical ReadersGeneral Editor: Stan SmithResearch Professor in Literary Studies, Nottingham Trent UniversityThis important series takes full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors, genres and critical approaches. Pref...

In stock with supplier
$207.00
Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism
by Francis Mulhern ~ Hardback

Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an intro...

In stock with supplier
$455.00
Postcolonial Criticism
by Bart Moore-Gilbert ~ Hardback

Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and aims to present a clear overview of, and introduction to, one of the most exciting and rap...

In stock with supplier
$455.00
Joseph Conrad
by Andrew Michael Roberts ~ Hardback

Joseph Conrad is a key figure in modernist fiction, whose innovative work engages with many of the crucial philosophical, moral and political concerns of the twentieth century. This collection of major critical readings of his work is arranged according to the issues which each critic addresses, iss...

In stock with supplier
$455.00