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  • Poeby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95

    Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America?s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy.... more...

  • Twain's The Prince and the Pauperby L. David Allen

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1980; US$ 4.95

    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. Take a journey into old London with CliffsNotes on The Prince and the... more...

  • Heretical Fictionsby LAWRENCE I. BERKOVE; Joseph Csicsila

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain?s heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author?s early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain?s ?countertheological?... more...

  • Kate Chopinby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    Initially known for her short stories and articles, Kate Chopin was considered to be little more than a regional writer. Published in 1899, her second novel, "The Awakening," received little attention until the 1950s. Now, Chopin's work is known for its play with narrative styles and its examination into the complexities of women's... more...

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00

    One of American literature's classic coming-of-age tales, this novel chronicles the eponymous hero's often-mischievous adventures. Drawn from Mark Twain's own experiences and the lives of the boys he grew up among, Tom Sawyer is a hybrid creation who, according to his creator, "belongs to the composite order of architecture."... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Jim Dilemmaby Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua

    University Press of Mississippi 1998; US$ 22.00

    Especially in academia, controversy rages over the merits or evils of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , in particular its portrayal of Jim, the runaway slave. Opponents disrupt classes and carry picket signs, objecting with strong emotion that Jim is no fit model for African-American youth of today. In continuing outcries they claim... more...

  • The Awakeningby Kate Chopin; Sheri Metzger

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.99

    In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Awakening offers insight and information into a work considered... more...

  • The Gilded Ageby Judith Freeman Clark

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 96.00

    Illustrates how historical events appeared to those who lived through the Gilded Age. This book includes critical documents as well as capsule biographies of more than 100 key figures. It contains maps, graphs, and charts and each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. more...