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Table of Contents
About the Series
About This Volume
PART I. HOWARDS END: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [1973 Abinger Edition]
PART II. HOWARDS END: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of Howards End
Psychoanalytic Criticism and Howards End
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
J. H. Stape, Picturing the Self as Other: Howards End as Psychobiography
Cultural Criticism and Howards End
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultural Perspective:
Peter Widdowson, Howards End: Fiction as History
Feminist and Gender Criticism and Howards End
What Are Feminist and Gender Criticism?
Feminist and Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist and Gender Perspective:
Elizabeth Langland, Gesturing toward an Open Space: Gender, Form, and Language in Howards End
Marxist Criticism and Howards End
What Is Marxist Criticism?
Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Marxist Perspective:
Judith Weissman, Howards End: Gasoline and Goddesses
Deconstruction and Howards End
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstuctive Perspective:
J. Hillis Miller, Just Reading Howards End
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors