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  • On Provenceby Henry James

    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...

  • 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...

  • Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Arthur Riss

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This 2006 book raises controversial questions about the intersections between race, literature and American intellectual history. 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...

  • 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...

  • Scenes of Nature, Signs of Menby Tony Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 52.00

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

  • Scribes of Gastronomyby Isaac Yue; Siufu Tang

    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 Shi’s literary recipe for attaining culinary perfection, lavish textual representations... more...

  • Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830?1860by Maurice S. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    Lee demonstrates how Melville, Emerson and others tried to find rational solutions to the slavery conflict. more...

  • Slavery in American Children's Literature, 1790-2010by Paula T. Connolly

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 42.50

    Long seen by writers as a vital political force of the nation, children?s literature has been an important means not only of mythologizing a certain racialized past but also, because of its intended audience, of promoting a specific racialized future. Stories about slavery for children have served as primers for racial socialization. This first comprehensive... 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...