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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nationby Ben Railton

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Fables of American history embodied in Gilded Age literature In this study of Gilded Age literature and culture, Ben Railton proposes that in the years after Reconstruction, America?s identity was often contested through distinct and competing conceptions of the nation?s history. He argues that the United States moved toward unifying and univocal... more...

  • Loyal Subjectsby Elizabeth Duquette

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    When one nation becomes two, or when two nations become one, what does national affiliation mean or require? Loyal Subjects answers this question by demonstrating how loyalty was used during the U.S. Civil War to define proper allegiance to the Union. Through an analysis of literary works written during and after the conflict, Elizabeth Duquette... more...

  • Sites Unseenby William A. Gleason

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics,... more...

  • Chang and Eng Reconnectedby Cynthia Wu

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker have fascinated the world since the nineteenth century. In her captivating book, Chang and Eng Reconnected , Cynthia Wu traces the “Original Siamese Twins” through the terrain of American culture, showing how their inseparability underscored tensions between individuality and collectivity in the American... 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...