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- University of Minnesota Press 1964; US$ 36.00
This pamphlet series has been hailed by critics, teachers, and librarians as an ideals means of introducing both students and general readers to American writers of all periods. Choice has commented: "For the small library this series offers at small cost introuctions by reputable critics o dozens of significant authors, and the larger the library... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 36.00
Sarah Orne Jewett - American Writers 61 was first published in 1966. 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52
Explores the relationship between copyright laws and women's writing in nineteenth-century America. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 54.00
Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers. His essay, "Nature" is considered to be the founding document for the Transcendentalism movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and countless others. This is a guide on the 19th-century essayist and philosopher. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 408.00
The new Student's Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters is a comprehensive four-volume set designed to help students approach American literature in what is often the most appealing way--through the most memorable characters of the greatest works. Approximately 900 in-depth character entries, ranging from about 1,000 to 1,400 words each,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
An exploration of the theme of equality in Stowe, Douglass, Hawthorne, Alcott and others. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
Kevin Ohi begins this energetic book with the proposition that to read Henry Jamesùparticularly the late textsùis to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary life. In contrast to other recent critics, Ohi asserts that James's queerness is to be found neither in the homoerotic thematics of the texts, however... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 109.95 US$ 95.29
This book places major literary works within the context of the topics that engaged a great number of American writers in the period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression Topics include Civil War memory, the virtual re-enslavement of African-Americans after Reconstruction, and radical social movements Draws on... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
Washington Square (on which the play The Heiress i s based) and his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. The Washington Post Book World notes: ?It is no small ambition to write a biography of James that is commensurate with that master, and Sheldon Novick has done it.? ?Splendidly written . . . Novick has aimed to bring James back to life... more...