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  • The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissanceby Arthur Versluis

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99

    In this work, Arthur Versluis shows that many writers of the so-called American Renaissance were inspired by Western esoteric currents. Before offering his analysis of the esoteric elements in the writings of figures from the American Renaissance, Versluis offers an overview of esotericism in Europe and its offshoots in colonial America. more...

  • 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...

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellowby Edward Hirsh

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

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

  • Dislocating Race and Nationby Robert S. Levine

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial,... 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...

  • Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865by Eric J. Sundquist

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00

    The flourishing of pre-Civil War literature known as the American Renaissance occurred in a volatile context of national expansion and sectional strife. Canonical writers such as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as those more recently acclaimed, such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, emerged... more...

  • Imagining Equality in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Kerry Larson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

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