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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...

  • 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 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...

  • American Hungersby Gavin Jones

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Social anxiety about poverty surfaces with startling frequency in American literature. Yet, as Gavin Jones argues, poverty has been denied its due as a critical and ideological framework in its own right, despite recent interest in representations of the lower classes and the marginalized. These insights lay the groundwork for American Hungers ,... more...

  • The War on Wordsby Michael T. Gilmore

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    How did slavery and race impact American literature in the nineteenth century? In this ambitious book, Michael T. Gilmore argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen Crane wrestled with the demands for silence and circumspection that accompanied the antebellum fear of disunion and the... more...