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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...

  • Letters from the Palazzo Barbaroby Henry James; Rosella Mamoli Zorzi; Leon Edel

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    HENRY JAMES first came to Venice as a tourist and instantly fell in love with the city – particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of this great writer. Includes historical photographs and a foreword... more...

  • Dislocating Race and Nationby Robert S. Levine

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial,... more...

  • The View from the Mastheadby Hester Blum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives more...

  • Henry James: The Young Masterby Sheldon M. Novick

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    Washington Square (on which the play The Heiress i s based) and his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. The Washington Post Book World notes: ?It is no small ambition to write a biography of James that is commensurate with that master, and Sheldon Novick has done it.? ?Splendidly written . . . Novick has aimed to bring James back to life... more...

  • Washington Irvingby Brian Jay Jones

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • The Hemingway Short Storyby Robert Paul Lamb

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers, Robert Paul Lamb delivers a dazzling analysis of the craft of this influential writer. Lamb scrutinizes a selection of Hemingway's exemplary stories to illuminate the author's methods of construction and to show how craft criticism complements and enhances cultural literary studies.... more...

  • Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literatureby Gesa Mackenthun

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00

    This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American... more...

  • Negotiating Copyright: Authorship and the Discourse of Literary Property Rights in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Martin T. Buinicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

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