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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 American Civil Warby Ian Frederick Finseth

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    This anthology brings together a wide variety of both well-known and more obscure writing from and about the Civil War, along with supplementary appendices to facilitate use in courses. The writing includes short fiction, poetry, public addresses, diary entries, song lyrics, and essays from such figures as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane,... more...

  • Bohemia in America, 1858?1920by Joanna Levin

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    American Bohemias explores the construction and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and culture. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalismby Joel Myerson; Sandra Harbert Petrulionis; Laura Dassow Walls

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism offers an ecclectic, comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the immense cultural impact of the movement that encompassed literature, art, architecture, science, and politics. more...

  • The Fugitive's Propertiesby Stephen M. Best

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this study of literature and law before and since the Civil War, Stephen M. Best shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected. The Fugitive's Properties uncovers a poetics of intangible, personified property emerging out of antebellum laws, circulating through key nineteenth-century... more...