Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism assembles critical responses to the works of 19th-century authors of all sorts-novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres-from every region of the world.
Each of the more than 300 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers or other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts; many include an author portrait. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume. The series currently covers nearly 600 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Students writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the 19th century will find this a highly useful resource.
Features & Benefits
- Introduction to the author.
- Primary bibliography.
- Annotated criticism.
- Annotated list of further reading sources.
Entries included in this volume: Alessandro Manzoni 1785-1873 (Entry devoted to the novel I promessi sposi, 1825-26), Motoori Norinaga 1730-1801 (Japanese classical scholar, literary theorist, and poet), Mary Robinson 1756/7-1800 (English poet, novelist, essayist, memoirist, and playwright), Author, nationality, topic and title indexes.