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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929by Philip R. Yannella

    Wiley 2010; US$ 105.95

    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...

  • Henry James: The Young Masterby Sheldon M. Novick

    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...

  • Uncertain Chancesby Maurice S. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 64.99

    The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. New theories of chance sparked religious and philosophical controversies while revolutionizing the sciences as probabilistic methods... 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...

  • Literary Partnerships and the Marketplaceby David Dowling

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    In Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace, David Dowling examines an often overlooked aspect of the history of publishing?relationships, both of a business and a personal nature. The book focuses on a variety of intriguing duos of the nineteenth century, as it explores the economics of literary partnership in a typology of author/publisher, student/mentor,... more...

  • Scenes of Nature, Signs of Menby Tony Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 52.00

    This book is about the relationship of the American writer to his land and language. more...

  • Aesthetic Materialismby Paul Gilmore

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism provides a fresh understanding of American romanticism by examining the use of electrical imagery, science, and technology by writers such as Emerson, Fuller, Whitman, and Melville to re-describe literary aesthetics as a transcendent and material practice mediating among socio-economic structures,... more...

  • American Metempsychosisby John Michael Corrigan

    Fordham University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human. With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology... more...