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The Rainbow
by D.H. Lawrence

A paper by Barbara Schapiro of Rhode Island College looking at specific scenes from this novel and Sons and Lovers. It is written from a very psychological perspective with a focus on Winnicott's notion of transitional experience.

Rappaccini's Daughter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne

An essay by Laura Stallman providing a critical overview of various interpretations of Hawthorn's short story.
An essay by Clifford J. Kurkowski examining the relationships of this novel's principal characters from a largely feminist perspective.

Ratner's Star
by Don DeLillo

A paper by Glen Scott Allen of Towson State University investigating the role of terrorism in this novel.

The Razor's Edge
by W. Somerset Maugham

An essay by Shirley Galloway featuring analysis of many sections in this novel.

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
by Vladimir Nabokov

An academic article by Irina Marchesini which explores how Nabokov uses various narrative devices to depict himself within his first English novel.

by Daphne Du Maurier

An essay by Marta Miquel-Baldellou of the University of Lleida which approaches this novel "as a neo-Victorian adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre". With reference to Gilbert and Gubar's seminal The Madwoman in the Attic.
An essay by Patricia Gott, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, discussing female captivity and empowerment in relation to Rebecca, as well as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

by Charles Baudelaire

A close reading of this sonnet by Reuven Tsur, analyzing the effects of organising principles, such as Baudelaire's use of contrasts, symmetries and patterns, with reference to the ideas of literary critic Maud Bodkin and comparisons with Coleridge.

by Sir Walter Scott

An essay by Rick Incorvati of Wittenberg University investigating the notion that the character of Darsie Latimer was a homosexual, as well as reassessing the Foucaultian contention that the homosexual was a late-nineteenth-century invention.

The Red and the Black
by Stendhal

The text of a lecture delivered by Ian Johnston analyzing what the term 'Romantic' means in relation to prose fiction and Stendhal's novel.
An in-depth review of the novel by Allen Barra for The New Republic.

The Reef
by Edith Wharton

An academic article by Pat Menon, arguing that in this novel Wharton was able to harmonize two contrasting approaches to life: the 'pragmatic' and the 'idealist'.

The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro

A scholarly article by Bo G. Ekelund of Stockholm University exploring issues of guilt and regret, and their correspondence with narrative forms and structure.

Remembrance of Things Past
by Marcel Proust

An academic article by Richard Kearney, a professor at Boston College, on the depiction and function of epiphanies in this novel and Joyce's Ulysses.

Renegade or Halo2
By Timothy Mo

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, which sets out, through an extensive analysis of Mo's novel, to illustrate the connection between literary mode and thematic concern.

Return from the Stars
by Stanislaw Lem

A thesis by Michael Richard Lopez exploring, through a comparitive analysis, the literary Utopias of this novel and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

The Riddle of the Sands
by Erskine Childers

A paper by Matthew Graves of the University of Provence which applies a spatial approach to the study of this novel, focusing on the role of maps in its narrative.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In this essay L. Michelle Baker of The Catholic University of America provides an analysis of both The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Byron's Don Juan.
A scholarly article by Margaret Sonmez of the Middle East Technical University of Turkey investigating Coleridge's application of 'archaisms', literary devices that imbue a work with impressions of the distant past.

The Rising Village
by Oliver Goldsmith

In-depth analysis of the poem by Kenneth J. Hughes with several close readings.

The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

An essay by R.A. Goodrich of Deakin University which applies the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Maurice Merleau-Ponty in an analysis of the correlative hypothesis, and the relationship between fictional narrative and reader experience.
An academic article by Anthony Warde of The University of Sheffield analyzing this novel from a spatial perspective, with an emphasis on the role of the map and it's association with the postmodern order of simulacra.
An essay by Jason Park examining some of this novel's narrative strategies.

Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

An essay by Walter Coppedge of Virginia Commonwealth University examining a variety of critical responses to Defoe's famous novel as well as a discussion of several cinematic adaptations.

The Robber Bride
by Margaret Atwood

An academic article by Ellen McCarthy which considers the role of multiple identities in Atwood's novel and the challenge they present to the notion of national identity.

by George Eliot

An essay by Peggy Fitzhugh Johnstone examining the relationships between fathers and daughters in this novel with reference to the theories of psychoanalysts Otto F. Kernberg and John Bowlby, and also a discussion of Eliot's own upbringing.
A scholarly article by Julia Straub of the University of Berne arguing that Romola is a deconstructive novel and analzying various aspects of the text.

by Daniel Defoe

A chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750, by William B. Warner. It provides an extensive discussion of Defoe's novel and the cultural context from which it emerged.

Rushing to Paradise
by J.G. Ballard

An essay by Lucy McAllister of the University of Otago focusing mainly on the novel's central character and how factors of the narrative relate to each other.