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- NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95
For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein , there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States. In Black Frankenstein , Elizabeth Young identifies and interprets the figure of a black American Frankenstein monster as... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99
This book examines the presentation of spiritual issues in young adult fiction. It looks at how religious ideas, and those matters that are defined more broadly as spiritual, are represented. YA novels are selected by the authors, who then explain how these pieces of literature can appear as metaphors or as more direct theological references. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99
This book resituates some familiar nineteenth-century texts within the context of public debates about the place of American Indians in the civil and cultural institutions of the new American nation. Rereading texts by Melville, Hawthorne, Child, Sedgwick, Thoreau, Fuller, and Parkman, Maddox demonstrates the pervasiveness of the anxieties produced... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99
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. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1975; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Emerson’s Essays explores the influential writings of a gifted scholar and humanitarian. Covering six of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s major works, this study guide provides critical commentaries on the content of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00
Esteve examines crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum era to the early twentieth century. more...
- University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Now Robert D. Richardson Jr. brings to life an Emerson very different from the old stereotype... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 114.99
In the late nineteenth century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for the purpose of national renewal. The emergence of this stereotype in American culture and literature during and after Reconstruction was related to the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00
These essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing. more...