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  • Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865by Shirley Samuels

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76

    Reading the American Novel 1780-1865  provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. Offers an overview of early fictional genres and... more...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Vom Gesellschaftsvertragby Karlfriedrich Herb; Reinhard Brandt

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 35.00

    Bescheiden im Umfang, revolutionär in der Wirkung, kontrovers in der Deutung: Rousseaus Schrift "Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder die Prinzipien des Staatsrechts" (1762) gehört bis heute zu den unangefochtenen Klassikern der Politischen Philosophie der Moderne. Der Gesellschaftsvertrag, der Umschlagort von Naturzustand und Staat, ist paradox; er soll... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Persian Lettersby Montesquieu; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    A classic work of the European Enlightenment--and one of the most popular, if scandalous, in its day--the Persian Letters captures, in an engaging epistolary format, the transformational spirit of the era. Amid an ongoing tale rife with sex, violence, and wit, the work addresses a diverse range of topics from human nature and the origins of society,... more...

  • Story, Myth, and Celebration in Old French Narrative Poetry, 1050-1200by Karl D. Uitti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36

    Twelfth-century France has been described as the key to many of the most important developments of medieval civilization. Nowhere is this description more accurate than in the domain of poetic invention. The years 1050 to 1200 witnessed the development of a brilliant body of vernacular narrative that not only expressed the complexity of its own time... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sadeby Timo Airaksinen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette , and the 120 Days of Sodom . Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade , a distinguished philosopher provides... more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • Sadeby Marcel Hénaff; Xavier Callahan

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 90.00

    Decried as a misogynist and pornographer, imprisoned for debauchery and for his writings, there is scarcely a cultural figure as flamboyant and controversial as the Marquis de Sade, the father of the new libertine body. But this is not the only way to see Sade. In this long-awaited English translation, Hénaff says that Sade should be discussed less... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...