Literary Allusion in Harry Potter (Paperback)

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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter (Paperback)


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Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling's series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter's narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling's fictional world. Each chapter of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter consists of an in-depth discussion of the intersection between Harry Potter and a canonical literary work, such as the plays of Shakespeare, the poetry of Homer, Ovid, the Gawain-poet, Chaucer, Milton and Tennyson, and the novels of Austen, Hardy and Dickens. This approach aims to transform the reader's understanding of Rowling's literary achievement as well as to encourage the discovery of works with which they may be less familiar. The aim of this book is to delight Potter fans with a new perspective on their favourite books while harnessing that enthusiasm to increase their wider appreciation of literature.

Beatrice Groves is a Research Lecturer and tutor at Trinity College, Oxford. In addition to teaching at Oxford University, she has published two books on allusion in Renaissance literature and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on the process of literary allusion (including a prize-winning essay in 2013).
Product Details ISBN: 9781138284678
ISBN-10: 113828467X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 19th, 2017
Pages: 196
Language: English