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  • The Trial of Curiosityby Ross Posnock

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 99.99

    In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of both brothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of... more...

  • Uncertain Chancesby Maurice S. Lee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • Washington Irvingby Brian Jay Jones

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 6.99

    What Maisie Knew (1897) represents one of James's finest reflections on the rites of passage from wonder to knowledge, and the question of their finality. The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the... more...

  • William D. Howellsby William M. Gibson

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 36.00

    William D. Howells - American Writers 63 was first published in 1967. 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...

  • American Madonnaby John Gatta

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terrorby Matthew J. A. Green; Piya Pal-Lapinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-first century. more...

  • A Companion to Henry Jamesby Greg W. Zacharias

    Wiley 2013; US$ 243.95

    Written by some of the world's most distinguished Henry James scholars, this innovative collection of essays provides the most up-to-date scholarship on James’s writings available today. Provides an essential, up-to-date reference to the work and scholarship of Henry James Features the writing of a wide range of James scholars Places... more...

  • Correspondence and American Literature, 1770?1865by Elizabeth Hewitt

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Elizabeth Hewitt uncovers the centrality of letter-writing to antebellum American literature. more...

  • Delicate Pursuitby Jessica Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...