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  • Negotiating Copyrightby Martin T. Buinicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • On Provenceby Henry James

    Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Miles of Stareby Michelle Kohler

    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...

  • Henry Jamesby Henry James; Frederick Wilcox Dupee

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 88.00 US$ 80.08

    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...

  • Henry James Goes to the Moviesby Susan M. Griffin

    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...

  • Language, Race, and Social Class in Howells's Americaby Elsa Nettels

    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...

  • The Pictorial Modeby Donald A. Ringe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Focusing on style as a means of thematic expression, Donald A. Ringe in this study examines in detail the affinities that exist between the paintings of the Hudson River school and the works of William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, and James Fenimore Cooper. The emphasis on physical description of nature that characterizes the work of these writers,... more...

  • Bound to Respectby Keith Michael Green

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature   In Bound to Respect: Antebellum Narratives of Black Imprisonment, Servitude, and Bondage, 1816?1861 , Keith Michael Green examines key texts that illuminate forms of black bondage and captivity that existed within and alongside slavery. In doing so, he restores to antebellum African... more...

  • Continuing Bonds with the Deadby Harold K. Bush

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Harold K. Bush's Continuing Bonds with the Dead examines the profound transfiguration that the death of a child wrought on the literary work of nineteenth-century American writers. Taking as his subjects Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, and W. E. B. Du Bois, Bush demonstrates how the death of a child became... 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...