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  • Delicate Pursuitby Jessica Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sentimental Bodiesby Bruce Burgett

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 99.95

    Sentimentalism, sex, the construction of the modern body, and the origins of American liberalism all come under scrutiny in this rich discussion of political life in the early republic. Here Bruce Burgett enters into debates over the "public sphere," a concept introduced by Jurgen Habermas that has led theorists to grapple with such polarities as... more...