The New Accents series was launched over 25 years ago, and changed the face of literary studies. It brought the latest in literary theory to students and academics and paved the way for undergraduate teaching on essential new topics and approaches. The New Accents volumes are now firmly established as classic texts and are still widely used by students and teachers. To celebrate this groundbreaking series we are relaunching some of the best selling titles. Each book includes a new chapter and an updated bibliography and Terence Hawkes has written a new Series Editor's preface.