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  • Ghosts of James Bayby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 8.99

    Fourteen-year-old Al, spending the summer near James Bay with his father, is startled to see a ship he recognizes as the Discovery , whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson. more...

  • Mistress Bradstreetby Charlotte Gordon

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 14.99

    Though her work is a staple of anthologies of American poetry, Anne Bradstreet has never before been the subject of an accessible, full-scale biography for a general audience. Anne Bradstreet is known for her poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," among others, and through John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." With her first collection,... more...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • Phillis Wheatley and the Romanticsby John C. Shields

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 34.95

     “This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. . . . It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley’s poetry.” —Cedrick May, author of Evangelism... more...

  • New Essays on Phillis Wheatleyby John C. Shields; Eric D. Lamore

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work, let alone influence Romantic-period giants like Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson once declared... more...

  • The Lily Pondby Mike Barnes

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 17.95

    A memoir that explores the author's thirty-plus years of living with bipolar disorder. more...

  • The Poems of Edward Taylor: A Reference Guideby Rosemary Guruswamy

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 65.00

    Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. His widely anthologized work is taught in... more...

  • Complete Writingsby Phillis Wheatley; Vincent Carretta

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 15.00

    In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley . Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the... more...

  • A Companion to American Literature and Cultureby Paul Lauter

    Wiley 2010; US$ 225.95

    This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature... more...

  • Criss Cross, Double Crossby Norma Charles

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 5.99

    Star Girl flies again! Trouble develops in 1949 in B.C. when the teachers go on strike. Will Sophie have to endure as an outcast? Or will she save the day with a daring rescue? more...