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  • Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasureby Tessa Hadley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    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

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

  • American Madonnaby John Gatta

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Machine and Metaphorby Jennifer Carol Cook

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 65.00

    American literary realism burgeoned during a period of tremendous technological innovation. Because the realists evinced not only a fascination with this new technology but also an ethos that seems to align itself with science, many have paired the two fields rather unproblematically. But this book demonstrates that many realist writers, from Mark... more...

  • Transnationalism and American Literatureby Colleen G. Boggs

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the spaces and temporalities of the transatlantic. Boggs demonstrates... more...

  • Intimacy in Americaby Peter Coviello

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Reading seminal works by Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman, Peter Coviello traces these writers' ambivalences about the idea of an intimate nationality, revealing how race and sexuality were used as vehicles for an assumed coherence. Intimacy in America gives us a new perspective on the... more...

  • Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Centuryby Theo Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    A fresh account of the emergence of an American national literature which reconsiders the importance of form in literary studies. more...

  • A Companion to Henry Jamesby Greg W. Zacharias

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    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 James’s... more...

  • American Romanticism and the Marketplaceby Michael T. Gilmore

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    "This book can take its place on the shelf beside Henry Nash Smith's Virgin Land and Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden ."—Choice "[Gilmore] demonstrates the profound, sustained, engagement with society embodied in the works of Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Melville. In effect, he relocates the American Renaissance where it properly... more...

  • The Illustration of the Masterby Amy Tucker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    The Illustration of the Master examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. more...