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  • 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authorsby Bernard A. Drew

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00

    Who doesn't love a good mystery novel? Mystery titles frequently top best-seller lists and appeal to a wide range of readers. For enthusiastic fans of this genre, the backgrounds of the authors of today's best mystery and crime books can be just as engrossing as the stories they tell. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    The story of the western is told in the Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literature through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors such as Owen Wister, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Clarence Mulford, Ernest Haycox, Luke Short, Dorothy Johnson, Louis L'Amour, and Cormac McCarthy. more...

  • The Red Badge of Courage Study Guideby Stephen Crane

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • Shadowing the White Man’s Burdenby Gretchen Murphy

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 79.00

    During the height of 19th century imperialism, Rudyard Kipling published his famous poem “The White Man’s Burden.” While some of his American readers argued that the poem served as justification for imperialist practices, others saw Kipling’s satirical talents at work and read it as condemnation. Gretchen Murphy explores this... more...

  • A Companion to the American Novelby Alfred Bendixen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 199.95

    Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available... more...

  • Critical Childrenby Richard Locke

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In Critical Children , Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Storyby Blanche H. Gelfant

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories," and part 2 contains more than one hundred... more...

  • Burnin' Down the Houseby Valerie Sweeney Prince

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    -- Cheryl A. Wall, Rutgers University more...

  • Ecocritical Theologyby Joan Anderson Ashford

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The literary field of ecocriticism appraises texts from the perspective of the natural world, its biosystems, its animals (human and otherwise), and its ecological interconnections. Exploring a range of contemporary American novelists whose narratives resonate with numerous ecological challenges, this work examines humankind's relationship with... more...

  • Hip Figuresby Michael Szalay

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party. Fascinated by jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, novelists such as Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Joan Didion turned to hip culture to negotiate the voter... more...