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  • Dangerous Ambitionby Susan Hertog

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 30.00

    Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. In Dangerous Ambition, Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined journeys of these two... more...

  • Anxiety and Evil in the Writings of Patricia Highsmithby Dr Fiona Peters

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Drawing extensively on the under-explored Highsmith Archive, Peters suggests that the usual generic distinctions-crime fiction, mystery, suspense-have been largely unhelpful in elucidating Patricia Highsmith's novels. Peters adopts a psychoanalytic approach to show that specific disturbances within her text have resulted in Highsmith's writing... more...

  • Reading Laurell K. Hamiltonby Candace Benefiel

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    This exploration of author Laurell K. Hamilton's work examines the many novels of her series and shows how her writing has been a major influence on contemporary visions of the vampire?an ideal reference text for book club leaders. more...

  • Celebrating Katherine Mansfieldby Gerri Kimber; Janet Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A revisionist study of Mansfield as a profoundly colonial yet daringly experimental writer, at the forefront of modernism. The essays in this volume draw on the complete journals, letters and stories, to reveal Mansfield as a modernist who transcended her artistic influences through a supreme understanding of voice, being and subjectivity. more...

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Gardenby Jackie C. Horne; Joe Sutliff Sanders

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden : A Children's Classic at 100 , some of the most respected scholars of children's literature consider Burnett's seminal work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors examine the works and authors that influenced Burnett, identify authors who have drawn on The Secret Garden in their... more...

  • Ethnic Modernismsby Delia Caparoso Konzett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 115.00

    This study explores a new understanding of modernism and ethnicity as put forward in the transnational and diasporic writings of Anzia Yezierska, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jean Rhys. In its selection of three modernists from apparently different cultural backgrounds, it is meant to make us rethink the role of modernism in terms of ethnicity and displacement.... more...

  • The Annotated Emmaby Jane Austen; David M. Shapard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen?s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:   -Explanations of historical context -Citations... more...

  • Colonial Memoryby Sarah De Mul; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen; Sarah de Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the intersections of memory, gender, and the postcolonial, Colonial Memory explores the phenomenon of colonial memory through the specific genre of women?s travel writing. Building on criticism of memory and travel writing, Sarah De Mul seeks to open Dutch literature to postcolonial themes and concepts and to insert the history of the... more...

  • Bloodknotsby Ami Sands Brodoff

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2005; US$ 16.95

    Ferocious stories about family, abandonment, and reunion. more...

  • Jane Austenby Claire Tomalin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    Jane Austen is the celebrated biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 'A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen's final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader' Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph , Books of the Year 'Truly marvellous. I cannot think that a... more...