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Daniel Deronda
by George Eliot

A chapter from Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel by Joseph Litvak, who discusses several aspects of the novel but pays attention to how Eliot set her work apart from sensationalist fiction.
A paper by Marina Ludwigs looking at group destiny and Zionism in Daniel Deronda from the perspectives of phenomenology and generative anthropology.
An academic article by Virgil Martin Nemoianu of Loyola Marymount University, which looks at several scenes from Eliot's novel, focusing particularly on the presence of Spinoza's philosopical ideas within the text.
An essay by Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay looking at how Eliot uses suggestion and allusion to explore such 19th century taboos as physical relations and the body.
An academic article by Carl T. Rotenberg which speculates on the influence of George Eliot on Sigmund Freud through an analysis of the relationship between Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda.
In this essay Denise Tischler Millstein of Louisiana State University illustrates how Eliot drew on the work of Lord Byron for subject matter and themes in Danial Deronda.
An essay by Joseph Adamson, a Professor at McMaster University, which draws on psychologist Silvan Tomkins's concept of the "depressive posture" for an extensive analysis of Eliot's last novel.
An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, and also Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Dred.
In this essay, Rosanna Wood looks at the construction of character in Eliot's novel by analyzing several principal characters and critical reactions to them.
An essay by Tim Watson, a Professor at the University of Miami, analyzing this novel and Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical in the context of scientific enquiries into race and descent, with reference to the Morant Bay uprising in Jamaica.

David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens

An essay by Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay looking at the form and function of language in David Copperfield, particularly how Dickens uses language as a tool for retrospection and characterization.
An essay by Clare Pettitt of King's College exploring social, cultural and historical meaning in Dickens' text, as well as "associationist" reading and "thing theory" through an examination of Peggotty's workbox.
A paper by Adam McCune of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which investigates how the themes of idleness and parasitism are juxtaposed with labour and hard work in the novel, with especial attention to the characters of Jack Maldon, Tommy and Sophy Traddles, and Caroline Crewler.
A paper by Margaret Price which examines the character of the hero's aunt, Betsey Trotwood, in Dickens's celebrated semi-autobiographical novel. Price focuses in particular on the notion of the 'masculine female'.
An academic article by George R. Clay challenging the views E.M. Forster expresses in his Aspects of the Novel regarding the role of "flat characterization". Clay looks at the roles of several 'flat characters' in this novel, as well as Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Tolstoy's War and Peace.

The Day of the Triffids
by John Wyndham

An essay by L. J. Hurst featuring a comparativie analysis of this novel and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The Dean's December
by Saul Bellow

An essay by G. Neelakantan of the Indian Institute of Technology analyzing Bellow's novel as an apocalyptic novel text.

Der Steppenwolf
by Hermann Hesse

An academic article by Kurt J. Fickert of Wittenberg University exploring the literary function of epiphany on this novel's narrative and James Joyce's influence on Hesse.

Desirable Daughters
By Bharati Mukherjee

A paper by Abha Shukla Kaushik exploring Mukherjee's treatment of immigration and multiculturalism in regards to the Indian diaspora in North America.

The Devil's Elixirs
by E.T.A. Hoffmann

An academic article by Patrick Labriola looking at the role of the double in this novel and Poe's 'William Wilson', with reference to Freud's essay "The Uncanny".

Die zweite Frau
by Eugenie Marlitt

An essay by Ivonne Defant of the University of Trento exploring the theme of the imprisoned and socially-marginalized woman in this novel and Jane Eyre.

by J.M. Coetzee

An in-depth review of the novel by James Wood for The New Republic.

The Dispossessed
by Ursula K. Le Guin

A paper by Victor Urbanowicz looking at the personal and political in Le Guin's novel, asserting that it depicts a sympathetic understanding of anarchist theory.
In this paper Judah Bierman argues that The Dispossessed explores the difficulties besetting the idea of an anarchist-socialist utopia.

by William McIlvanney

A paper by Carole Jones which examines the theme of the white male as victim and its representation in McIlvanney's novel and Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh.

Dog Years
by Günter Grass

An academic article by Rimvydas Sliazas of Edinboro State College exploring the role of old Prussian mythology in Grass's novel.

Dombey and Son
by Charles Dickens

A chapter from Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience by Audrey Jaffe examining the author's narrative techniques in conveying the public and private spheres of the novel's characters to the reader.
An essay by Kebir Sandy, looking at the correspondence between Dickens's novel and Hablot Browne's accompanying illustrations, with reference to the work of Michael Steig, Q.D. Leavis, and others.

Don Juan
by George Gordon Byron

An essay by Cynthia Whissel examining structure and development in Byron's epic.
An academic article by Emma Peacocke of Carleton University exploring the evolution of the Byronic hero and the initial reception of Don Juan in England.
An essay by Tracey Colvin of the University of Maryland which considers the physical beauty of the titular character as a type of disability before investigating some of the dramatic, social and political effects of these character attributes.
In this essay L. Michelle Baker of The Catholic University of America provides an analysis of both Don Juan and Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
An essay by Timothy Feng-shan Tsai featuring an in-depth reading of the poem.

by Iain Sinclair

In this paper Nick Bentley of Staffordshire University assesses the representation of urban environments in both this novel and Salman Rusdie's The Satanic Verses.

by Bram Stoker

A paper by Marius Crisan of West University, presenting a reading of Stoker's famous novel from a mythical standpoint, with an overview of other critical assessments, including those of Elizabeth Miller and Stephen Arata, in regards to the relationship between Western and Eastern Europe in the narrative.
A substantial extract from the book Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow, edited by Elizabeth Miller, which assesses the extent to which Stoker was influenced by the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler in the creation of his famous Count.
A scholarly article by Maria Parsons asserting that "the nineteenth-century lunar influenced, fanged-vampire exploits age-old links between serpents, female sexuality and menstruation". Parsons focuses on the character of Lucy Westenra.
An essay by Elizabeth Miller, Professor Emerita at Memorial University, assessing a variety of readings regarding the sexological content of Stoker's novel.
An essay by Kristy Butler, University of Limerick, which explores the constructions of 'self' and 'other' in Stoker's novel, with reference to Žižek's notion of parallax, Edward Said’s seminal Orientialist critiques, and Freud's theories of the uncanny'.
An academic article by Gill Davies of Edge Hill College of Higher Education emphasizing the importance of location in Dracula's narrative, and how this corresponds with imperial and national anxieties.
An essay by Diane Long Hoeveler of Marquette University examining the literary manifestions of scientific ideologies, including physiognomy, criminology, and sexology, in Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm. The essay references work by Havelock Ellis, Cesare Lombroso, W. B. Carpenter, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
An essay by Eszter Muskovits of Eötvös Loránd University investigating the presence of homosexuality, fetishism, sadism and masochism in Stoker's novel.
A chapter from Another Kind of Love: Male Homosexual Desire in English Discourse, 1850-1920 by Christopher Craft, which explores, with reference to various theorists and several close readings, inversion and paranoia in Dracula.
In this essay Eleni Coundouriotis analyzes Stoker's narrative from a historical perspective, particularly the role of the Ottoman empire in Eastern European history and the hybrid indentification of Count Dracula.
A paper by Lars Kleberg discussing the implications of a constructivist analysis to Dracula, with reference to the work of Edward Said and others.

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

An essay by Monika Müller, University of Cologne, examining issues of race, gender and identity - both individual and social - in this novel, as well as the same author's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and George Eliot's Daniel Deronda.

Dr. Bloodmoney
by Philip K. Dick

An academic article by Fredric Jameson examining some of this novel's themes.

by Frank Herbert

An essay by Lorenzo DiTommaso examining the complex relationship between the novel's plots and themes, as well as a discussion of the 'Vitality struggle'.
An essay by Kevin Williams exploring the relationship between democracy, capitalism, imperialism and globalization, and how they are represented in Herbert's Dune novels. With reference to the work of Gregory Bateson.

Dusty Answer
by Rosamond Lehmann

An essay by Dr Sophie Blanch of the University of Surrey exploring several aspects of this novel, particularly its socio-historical context through a consideration of Lehmann's relationship with twentieth-century modernism and the Victorian past.