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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 5.99
Travis and his sister, Corey, can?t resist a good trick?so when they learn that their grandmother?s sleepy Vermont inn has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little ?haunting? of their own. Scaring the guests proves to be great fun, and before long, the inn is filled with tourists and ghost hunters eager for a glimpse of the supernatural.... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 7.99
To dispel boredom while waiting for tenth grade to begin, Bobby and his friends create an imaginary kid named Rowan Pohi (that?s IHOP backwards) and apply to the prestigious Whitestone Prep in Rowan?s name. When, surprisingly, Rowan?s application is accepted, Bobby impulsively reinvents himself as Rowan and embarks on an edgy life of deception in... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1964; US$ 36.00
MANY know him, but no one knows very much about him. This might have been said of Ambrose Bierce in his own time, and it can be said with as much justice today. Bierce remains an enigmatic figure; most of what has been recorded about the man mingles fact and legend... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction. Key writers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 40.99
The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of colour in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, "the spirit of the master is abating, that of the slave rising from the dust." This book explores the means by which the very first Black and Indian authors rose up to... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00
The new Research Guide to American Literature is a series of handbooks for students that provides strategies for studying and writing about frequently taught literary topics. Each volume contains dozens of study guides, each of which examines a particular work, author, movement, or theme, providing the necessary background information, suggesting fruitful... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1997; US$ 14.99
An American Requiem is the story of one man's coming of age. But more than that, it is a coming to terms with the conflicts that disrupted many families, inflicting personal wounds that were also social, political, and religious. Carroll grew up in a Catholic family that seemed blessed. His father had abandoned his own dream of becoming a priest... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95
This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” in 1747 to “The Joy Luck Club”. Includes a selection of writers... more...