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  • Unsettled Statesby Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal,... more...

  • Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalismby Jana L. Argersinger; Phyllis Cole

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Traditional histories of the American transcendentalist movement begin in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s terms: describing a rejection of college books and church pulpits in favor of the individual power of "Man Thinking." This essay collection asks how women who lacked the privileges of both college and clergy rose to thought. For them, reading... more...

  • Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticismby Angela Courtney

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Monopolizing the Masterby Michael Anesko

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Eclipse of Empiresby Patricia Jane Roylance

    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,... 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...

  • James' The Ambassadorsby Harvey D. Bea

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. CliffsNotes on James' The Ambassadors offers a close look at perhaps the most widely admired of Henry... more...

  • Labor Painsby Carolyn Maibor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and... more...