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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling , Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99
Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 popular series, noting how such books reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they were produced. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00
Young adult readers have special needs and concerns, and librarians have become increasingly interested in selecting books suitable for them. This reference provides information about 290 books for young adults. These books received major awards between 1997 and 2001, reflect the voices of 242 different authors, and range from new to familiar themes.||Included... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
Bourassa demonstrates what happens when the set of concepts developed by Deleuze come into contact with the complex and philosophically problematic worlds of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 40.00
In Cross Examinations of Law and Literature Brook Thomas uses legal thought and legal practice as a lens through which to read some of the important fictions of antebellum America. The lens reflects both ways, and we learn as much about the literature in the context of contemporary legal concerns as we do about the legal ideologies that the fiction... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 44.00
This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's connections with Enlightenment and Romantic theories of history; with the rise of literary regionalism; with the ambitions of Romantic writers to revive the epic and romance;... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 29.95
This is a seminal work that discusses the validity of the perception that the new generation of African novelists is remarkably different in vision, style, and worldview from the older generation. The contention is that the older generation novelists who more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 32.00
In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male... more...