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  • Henry Jamesby Frederick Wilcox Dupee; Henry James

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 79.50

    Begun when James was sixty-eight years old, it was written at a time when his great critical mind was actively devoted to the understanding of his existence in its complicated wholeness. The reader will come away from the book with a picture of the man within the novelist--the intimate basis of James's themes and methods. Originally published in... more...

  • Hawthorneby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of the period and helped to shape the era's critical sensibility. In this fascinating volume, James focuses his critical lens on Nathaniel Hawthorne,... more...

  • Washington Irving’s Contributions to the Correctorby Martin Roth

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 60.00

    This volume makes available, for the first time in collected form, a series of sketches by Washington Irving which were published anonymously in a political newspaper, The Corrector, in 1804. The Corrector, a short-lived political sheet, was published in more...

  • The Scarlet Letterby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...

  • The House of the Seven Gablesby Nathaniel Hawthorne; Michael Davitt Bell

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 8.99

    In the final years of the seventeenth century in a small New England town, the venerable Colonel Pyncheon decides to erect a ponderously oak-framed and spacious family mansion. It occupies the spot where Matthew Maule, `an obscure man', had lived in a log hut, until his execution for witchcraft. From the scaffold, Maule points his finger at the... more...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 8.99

    What Maisie Knew (1897) represents one of James's finest reflections on the rites of passage from wonder to knowledge, and the question of their finality. The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the... more...

  • Miles of Stareby Michelle Kohler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 54.95

    Miles of Stare explores the problem of nineteenth-century American literary vision: the strange conflation of visible reality and poetic language that emerges repeatedly in the metaphors and literary creations of American transcendentalists. The strangeness of nineteenth-century poetic vision is exemplified most famously by Emerson?s transparent... more...

  • Hawthorne's Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and "Young Goodman Brown"by Marina Boonyaprasop

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 51.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America's most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work "stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness" (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts... more...

  • Passing: An Exploration of African-Americans on their Journey for an Identity along the Colour Lineby Kathleen Wehnert

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.15

    Larsen and other African-American writers, including James Weldon Johnson, explored the intricacies and contradictions of the concept of race at the beginning of the 20th century, in particular by addressing the phenomenon of 'passing'. Passing has many definitions, most often it is associated with the term 'passing for white', which implies the crossing... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamilar Japan, Second Seriesby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the second volume of Lafcadio Hearn's essays on the culture of nineteenth-century Japan, readers are given an firsthand look inside a society that was long cloaked by secrecy and a suspicion of outsiders. These closely observed anecdotes and vignettes will engage fans of top-notch travel writing. more...