Seems you have not registered as a member of easywebbookmarks.info!

You may have to register before you can download all our books and magazines, click the sign up button below to create a free account.

Sign up

Latin Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Latin Fiction

Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including: * Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis * Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche * The History of Apollonius of Tyre * The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis * The Latin Alexander * Hagiographic fiction * Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance. For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 295

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction

How women and feminism helped to shape science fiction in America.

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 620

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since its inception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ...

Greek Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Greek Fiction

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 305

Science Fiction

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2005-05-06
  • -
  • Publisher: Polity

In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the ver...

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 960

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2012-01-10
  • -
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Science-fiction, the Early Years
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 998

Science-fiction, the Early Years

Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries

Decoding Gender in Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 210

Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Fantasy Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

Fantasy Fiction

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2005-04-13
  • -
  • Publisher: A&C Black

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic. These introductions all share the same nine-part structure: 1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements 2.A timeline of historical developments 3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading 4.Detailed readings of several key texts 5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues 6.Signposts for further study 7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field 8.A glossary of terms 9.An annotated, critical reading list Writers covered in this book include: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 295

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day, and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume.