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  • Internationalism in Children's Seriesby Karen Sands-O'Connor; Marietta Frank

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Internationalism in Children's Series brings together international children's literature scholars who interpret 'internationalism' through various cultural, historical and theoretical lenses. From imperialism to transnationalism, from Tom Swift to Harry Potter , this book addresses the unique ability of series to introduce children to the world.... more...

  • Reading Green in Early Modern Englandby Leah Knight

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Ranging across contexts from early modern optics and olfaction to horticultural grafting and herbal health care, this book offers a cultural history of a color. It mines many pages from the period-not literally but tropically, metaphorically green-that cultivate a variety of unexpected meanings of green and the atmosphere and powers it exuded in the... more...

  • The Unexpected Professorby John Carey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, John Carey describes in this warm and funny memoir the events that formed him - an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that... more...

  • The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austenby Kylie Mirmohamadi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This is the first scholarly study to explore the ever-expanding world of online Austen fandom and fan fiction writing. Using case studies from the Internet writing community and publisher, Wattpad, as well as dedicated fan websites, it illuminates the literary processes and products that have given Austen multiple afterlives in the digital arena. more...

  • Books that Changed the Worldby Andrew Taylor

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    A tribute to the enduring power of the printed word. more...

  • Good Books Latelyby Ellen Moore; Kira Stevens

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The inside scoop on book groups--from the nation's leading experts! As book group members across the country have discovered, Ellen Moore and Kira Stevens know everything there is to know about book groups, and then some. The founders of the country's first book group consulting company, in Good Books Lately they dish out fun, stimulating advice... more...

  • Subversive Literaturby Martin Mulsow; Dirk Sangmeister

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 32.39

    Im Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution erschienen in Deutschland zahlreiche Bücher, die so freisinnig und andersartig waren, dass ihre Verfasser vorsichtshalber anonym bleiben und die Verleger sich hinter phantasievoll fingierten Maskierungen verstecken mussten, um Zensoren, Häscher und Obrigkeiten zu täuschen. Auffällig viele dieser subversiven,... more...

  • New Directions in the History of the Novelby Patrick Parrinder; Andrew Nash; Nicola Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    New Directions in the History of the Novel challenges received views of literary history and sets out new areas for research. A re-examination of the nature of prose fiction in English and its study from the Renaissance to the 21st century, it will become required reading for teachers and students of the novel and its history. more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revisedby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.50

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide?a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts?that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are... more...

  • Myself and Some Other Beingby Daniel Robinson

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    As a young writer with neither profession nor money, William Wordsworth committed himself to a career as a poet, embracing what he believed was his destiny. But even the ?giant Wordsworth,? as his friend and collaborator Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him, had his doubts. In Myself and Some Other Being , Daniel Robinson presents a young Wordsworth,... more...