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  • 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...

  • Misery's Mathematicsby Peter Balaam

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key writers rejected Calvinist and sentimental models of bereavement,... more...

  • William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realismby Paul Abeln

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations... more...

  • The Poetics of National and Racial Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby John D. Kerkering

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasureby Tessa Hadley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    An examination of James's representation of the privileges and pains of turn-of-the-century society. more...

  • Henry James and the Father Questionby Andrew Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Andrew Taylor explores the intellectual relationship between Henry James and his father. more...

  • Henry James and Queer Modernityby Eric Haralson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    Haralson traces the engagement with sexual politics in fiction by Henry James and modernist writers who were influenced by him. more...

  • Henry James and the Abuse of the Pastby Dr Peter Rawlings

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Henry James and the Abuse of the Past explores the complex uses to which James puts his oblique experience of the American Civil War. Why does James use and abuse the past by fabricating and distorting people and events in his autobiographical work? The study integrates four elements: history, the past and problems of narration and representation;... more...

  • American Madonnaby John Gatta

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This book explores a notable if unlikely undercurrent of interest in Mary as mythical Madonna that has persisted in American life and letters from fairly early in the nineteenth century into the later twentieth. This imaginative involvement with the Divine Woman -- verging at times on devotional homage -- is especially intriguing as manifested in... more...