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- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95
As if Henry James himself were guiding us, we visit old Calvinist New York in the mid-nineteenth century, and share the coming-of-age of a young man whose boldness of spirit and profound capacity for affection attract both men and women to him. We journey with James through Italy and France, witness his first love affair in Paris, and settle with... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.99
Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99
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 pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue.The novel traces the course of her education and ends with the death of her childhood. It is one of James's finest... more...
- NYU Press 2009; US$ 27.00
Neither Fugitive nor Free draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of the freedom celebrated in the literary and cultural histories of transatlantic abolitionism. Freedom suits involved those enslaved valets, nurses, and maids who accompanied slaveholders... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00
Imperfect Unions examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. Diana Rebekkah Paulin investigates how these representations produced, and were produced by, the black–white binary that informed them in a wide variety of... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95
Eclipse of Empires analyzes the nineteenth-century American fascination with what Patricia Jane Roylance calls ?narratives of imperial eclipse,? texts that depict the surpassing of one great civilization by another. Patricia Jane Roylance?s central claim in Eclipse of Empires is that historical episodes of imperial eclipse, for example Incan... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 62.99
This book recommends best practices for research in the lively and vibrant literature of the American Early Republic. Covering all formats, the volume discusses bibliographies, indexes, research guides, archives and special collections, microform and digital primary text resources, and how they are best exploited for a literary research project. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00
As Matthew A. Taylor?s incisive readings reveal, the heterodox cosmologies of Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Adams, Charles Chesnutt, and Zora Neale Hurston reject the anthropocentric fantasy that sees the universe as a kind of reservoir of self-realization. Taylor shows how posthumanist theory can illuminate American literary texts and how those texts might,... more...