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  • William D. Howellsby William M. Gibson

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 36.00

    William D. Howells - American Writers 63 was first published in 1967. 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...

  • Sarah Orne Jewettby Margaret Farrand Thorp

    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...

  • American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822?1869by Melissa J. Homestead

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    Explores the relationship between copyright laws and women's writing in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Ralph Waldo Emersonby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Student's Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters Setby Matthew J. Bruccoli

    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...

  • Imagining Equality in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Kerry Larson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 33.00

    An exploration of the theme of equality in Stowe, Douglass, Hawthorne, Alcott and others. more...

  • Henry James and the Queerness of Styleby Kevin Ohi

    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...

  • Marsh Islandby Sonya Bates; Kasia Charko

    Orca Book Publishers 2009; US$ 4.99

    Who else roams the woods of Marsh Island? more...

  • Uncertain Chancesby Maurice S. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    Maurice Lee's study illustrates how writers such as Poe, Melville, Douglass, Thoreau, Dickinson, and others participated in a broad intellectual and cultural shift in which Americans increasingly learned to live with the threatening and wonderful possibilities of chance. more...

  • Capital Lettersby David Dowling

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95

    In the 1840s and 1850s, as the market revolution swept the United States, the world of literature confronted for the first time the gaudy glare of commercial culture. Amid growing technological sophistication and growing artistic rejection of the soullessness of materialism, authorship passed from an era of patronage and entered the clamoring free... more...