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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Universes without Usby Matthew A. Taylor

    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...

  • 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 2004; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Revised Livesby William Pannapacker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 147.00

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Henry James and the Language of Experienceby Collin Meissner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 34.00

    Explores Henry James's attitude to the everyday fact of experience, and its relevance for his aesthetic. more...

  • William Dean Howellsby Susan Goodman; Carl Dawson

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 12.95

    Possibly the most influential figure in the history of American letters, William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was, among other things, a leading novelist in the realist tradition, a formative influence on many of America's finest writers, and an outspoken opponent of social injustice. This biography, the first comprehensive work on Howells in fifty years,... more...

  • Letters, Fictions, Livesby Michael Anesko

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 144.99

    This volume attempts to determine the early influence shared between William Dean Howells and Henry James by reconstructing and evaluating documentary evidence of their literary cross-fertilization. The 151 letters included represent each writer's most significant criticism of the other. more...

  • The Culture of Sentimentby Shirley Samuels

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 124.99

    This collection of critical essays endeavours to give fuller body and scope to the subject of 19th-century American sentimentality by examining it in light of the so-called "women's culture" and the issue of race. more...