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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Poetry and Childhoodby

    Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    The first academic book about the poetry of childhood, this international collection brings together poets including Philip Gross, Andrew Motion and Michael Rosen and distinguished critics to consider key poets writing for children, from John Bunyan to Carol Ann Duffy. Children, poets, parents and teachers describe their responses to poetry. more...

  • Acts of Readingby

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the history of reading and texts for children from an educational perspective. This book explores the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative, whether for pleasure or instruction. It also considers the changing representations of childhood over three centuries and the influence of the visual on the acts of reading. more...

  • In the Words of the Winnersby Assoc. for Library Service to Children (ALSC); Horn Book

    ALA Editions 2011; US$ 40.00

    Winners of the most respected prizes in children?s literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches. more...

  • Welsh Gothicby Jane Aaron

    University of Wales Press 2013; US$ 140.00

    Drawing upon both Welsh- and English-language materials, Welsh Gothic explores the diverse ways in which Wales has been represented in Gothic literature from the late eighteenth century to the present day. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrativeby H. Porter Abbott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 39.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...

  • William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realismby Paul Abeln

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 147.00

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations... more...

  • A Review of English Literatureby Father Abraham

    ABD Publishers 2007; US$ 30.00

    A Review of English Literature English Literature has traversed many stages down from Romanticism to Victorian, Edwardian and Modernism. Modernist literature grew out of a great disillusionment with attitudes of certainty, consercatism and objective truth of early periods. more...

  • H.G. Wellsby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    The early life of Herbert George Wells was filled with poverty, injuries, failed apprenticeships, brief periods of schooling, and the breakdown of his parents' marriage. Yet, somehow, he overcame it all to become one of the world's most famous authors. Today, he is best remembered for such works as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and... more...