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  • The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novelby Robin Gilmour

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society?s preoccupation with the ?notion of the gentleman? and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle... more...

  • A Theory of the Classical Novelby Everett Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1969, this book asserts that two concepts, structure and praxis, make it impractical for scholars to ignore the necessity of a theory of the novel ? with the term ?classical novel? used to cover western fiction. The author argues that the novel is fundamentally an ?enterprise? ? an aspect of the praxis of a particular social class... more...

  • The Journey Of Female Characters In The Work Of Edith Nesbit, Enid Blyton, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, Joss Whedon, And Rockne S. O’bannonby Lesley-Ann Colgan; Eugene O'Brien

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    This work aims to take a chronological view of the changing limitations imposed on female characters, within various genres, using the work of writers/creators whose work has inspired a degree of public as well as critical interest. It provides the reader with a new and broader understanding of the evolution of gender representation within various... more...

  • Familiar Studies of Men and Booksby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...

  • Experience Of Readingby Philip Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Leave Me Alone, I'm Readingby Maureen Corrigan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    ?It?s not that I don?t like people,? writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I?m Reading . ?It?s just that there always comes a moment when I?m in the company of others?even my nearest and dearest?when I?d rather be reading a book.? In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life?from... more...

  • Recovering Your Storyby Arnold Weinstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95

    ?Great art discovers for us who we are,? writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House, has spent a lifetime guiding students... more...

  • Joy of Readingby Charles Van Doren

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 24.95

    Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. more...

  • Why We Read What We Readby John Heath; Lisa Adams

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.99

    What do weight loss, evil emperors and tales of redemption have in common? more...

  • Creationistsby E.L. Doctorow

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March . Now here are Doctorow?s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists , Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis... more...