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  • Long Before Stonewallby Thomas A. Foster

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude,... more...

  • Sex and the Founding Fathersby Thomas A. Foster

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 28.50

    Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing these commentaries on the Revolutionary Era's major political figures in Sex and the Founding Fathers , Thomas Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal the true character... more...

  • Transformations of Domesticity in Modern Women's Writingby Dr Thomas Foster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    Transformations of Domesticity in Modern Women's Writing makes new connections between feminist criticism of domestic ideology in the nineteenth century, modernist women's experiments with literary form, contemporary feminist debates about the politics of location, and postmodern theories of social space. The book identifies a coherent transition... more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revisedby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.50

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide?a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts?that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are... more...

  • How to Read Novels Like a Professorby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout... more...

  • Twenty-five Books That Shaped Americaby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor , returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important... more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kidsby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids , New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make... more...

  • Travels in Persiaby Thomas Herbert; William Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 230.00

    This book presents a classic text with new clarity and vigour. It gives the only detailed account of the first English embassy to Persia and paints a vivid picture of Persia and the Persians in the early part of the seventeenth century. more...

  • The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkinsby Benjamin Hawkins; Howard Thomas Foster

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    The Collected Works of Benjamin Hawkins provides a comprehensive collection of the most important sources on the late historic Creek Indians and their environment. more...

  • New Menby Thomas A. Foster; Mary Beth Norton; Toby L. Ditz

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    In 1782, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur wrote, “What then, is the American, this new man? He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced.” In casting aside their European mores, these pioneers, de Crèvecoeur implied, were the very... more...