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  • Savage Beautyby Nancy Milford

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda , Nancy Milford returns with a stunning second act. Savage Beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed American ever as she tormented herself. If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her... more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain?s work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and Asian Americans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness , Hsuan Hsu examines... more...

  • Mark Twain and the Bibleby Allison Ensor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Mark Twain enthusiasts will welcome this study of the great writer's attitude toward the Bible -- and of the influence of Holy Writ upon both the man and the artist. While the theological beliefs of Twain have been well documented, Mr. Ensor's study is the first to consider only his familiarity with the Bible and the extensive use of it in his writings.... more...

  • The Awakeningby Maureen Kelly

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Awakening you experience one woman’s... more...

  • Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Robert Bruce

    Wiley 2000; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Huckleberry Finn, you follow the Mississippi River... more...

  • Sherwood Andersonby Brom Weber

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 36.00

    Sherwood Anderson - American Writers 43 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • The Writing Lifeby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood ; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living ; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek . A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. more...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • Auntiesby Ingrid Sturgis

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    An aunt is not just another mother?and aunts defy any sort of archetypal image. Like humanity, they span the spectrum, from down-home Auntie Em to the uninhibited Auntie Mame. Some aunts are smart, others are crazy. Some act bravely, others downright foolish. Now in Ingrid Sturgis?s marvelous Aunties , she gives these extraordinary women their due,... more...

  • Mark Twain and the Riverby Sterling North

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 6.99

    Tom Sawyer is among the best-known, most-loved characters in American fiction. As everyone remembers, he and Huck Finn camped on an island, got lost in a cave, and visited an old graveyard at midnight. These adventures were based upon the author's real boyhood experiences along the Mississippi River. Trace Mark Twain's life from 1835, when his birth... more...