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- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00
In the antebellum years, the Western world?s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. In Antebellum at Sea , Jason Berger explores the roles that early nineteenth-century maritime narratives played in conceptualizing economic and social transitions in the... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99
Brian Jay Jones crafts a deft biography of the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? and Rip van Winkle?: quintessential New Yorker, presidential confidant, diplomat, lawyer, and fascinating charmer. The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-six. In 1809 he published... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00
This volume of eight essays examines the scribes of gastronomy - an interesting but vital theme in imperial Chinese literature. From stanzas on food and wine in the Classics of Poetry to the articulation of refined dining in The Dream of the Red Chamber and Su Shis literary recipe for attaining culinary perfection, lavish textual representations... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 7.28
Meander through Provence in the company of Henry James experiencing the sights, culture and sounds of late nineteenth-century Southern France in this new book in Hesperus's bestselling 'On' series. In 1882, a year after the publication of his wildly successful The Portrait of a Lady, which dealt with the difficulties faced by American expatriate Daisy... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 54.95
Miles of Stare explores the problem of nineteenth-century American literary vision: the strange conflation of visible reality and poetic language that emerges repeatedly in the metaphors and literary creations of American transcendentalists. The strangeness of nineteenth-century poetic vision is exemplified most famously by Emerson?s transparent... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 88.00
Originally written as three complete books, this one-volume edition includes A Small Boy and Others , Notes of a Son and Brother , and The Middle Years . Begun when James was sixty-eight years old, it was written at a time when his great critical mind was actively devoted to the understanding of his existence in its complicated wholeness. The reader... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Why has a nineteenth-century author with an elitist reputation proved so popular with directors as varied as William Wyler, François Truffaut, and James Ivory? A partial answer lies in the way many of Henry James's recurring themes still haunt us: the workings of power, the position of women in society, the complexities of sexuality and desire. Susan... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
No other American novelist has written so fully about language -- grammar, diction, the place of colloquialism and dialect in literary English, the relation between speech and writing -- as William Dean Howells. The power of language to create social, political, and racial identity was of central concern to Americans in the nineteenth century, and... more...