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19th century

  • Henry James as a Biographerby Willie Tolliver

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Negotiating Copyrightby Martin T. Buinicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Companion to Henry Jamesby Greg W. Zacharias

    Wiley 2013; US$ 235.95

    Written by some of the world's most distinguished Henry James scholars, this innovative collection of essays provides the most up-to-date scholarship on James’s writings available today. Provides an essential, up-to-date reference to the work and scholarship of Henry James Features the writing of a wide range of James scholars Places James’s... more...

  • Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830?1860by Leonardo Buonomo

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2013; US$ 69.99

    This book examines fiction and nonfiction texts from the period 1830 to 1860 to demonstrate how major and minor American writers constructed their country?s identity by contrasting their own characteristics with those of innumerable immigrants. Confronted with newcomers whose cultural and social background made them appear more alien than their predecessors,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Scribes of Gastronomyby Isaac Yue; Siufu Tang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00

    This volume of eight essays examines the scribes of gastronomy - an interesting but vital theme in imperial Chinese literature. From stanzas on food and wine in the Classics of Poetry to the articulation of refined dining in The Dream of the Red Chamber and Su Shi’s literary recipe for attaining culinary perfection, lavish textual representations... more...

  • Incredible Tretchikoffby Boris Gorelik

    Art Books Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    For two decades he was one of the most famous painters in the world. Millions of people in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa flocked to see and buy his exotic pictures. Celebrities queued up to be painted by him and to buy his works. Paintings such as Chinese Girl – the ‘Green Lady? – quickly became iconic... more...

  • Slavery in American Children's Literature, 1790-2010by Paula T. Connolly

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 42.50

    Long seen by writers as a vital political force of the nation, children’s literature has been an important means not only of mythologizing a certain racialized past but also, because of its intended audience, of promoting a specific racialized future. Stories about slavery for children have served as primers for racial socialization. This first... more...

  • You're So Funny . . . Daddyby Comedian Nazareth

    Comedy Crusade, Inc. - Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    "You’re So Funny Daddy!" exhorts readers to use humor to be more than just a father but a great dad as well. Nazareth explains, "A father who can tap into humor and share a real hearty laugh with his children is communicating with his children at a frequency level that tunes directly into the heart of what truly matters to [them]...... more...