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  • The American Historical Romanceby George Dekker

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

    This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's connections with Enlightenment and Romantic theories of history; with the rise of literary regionalism; with the ambitions of Romantic writers to revive the epic and romance;... more...

  • The Place of Fiction in the Time of Scienceby John Limon

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06

    This 1990 book examines the various ways American authors have approached the writing of fiction in an age increasingly dominated by science. more...

  • Boys at Homeby Ken Parille

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists,... more...

  • Fiktion Wirklichkeitby Constanze Rossmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 33.84

    Beeinflusst das Fernsehen die Realitätswahrnehmung und Einstellungen der Zuschauer? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigt sich die Kultivierungsforschung nun seit gut dreißig Jahren. Wie es zur Entstehung von Kultivierungseffekten kommt, ist allerdings noch weitgehend unklar. Diese Analyse zeichnet die Ursprünge der Kultivierungsforschung nach und systematisiert... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographiesby Bernard Drew

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00

    This book examines 100 of today's top mystery novels and mystery authors hailing from countries such as the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, South Africa, and Australia. Equally valuable to students writing research papers, readers craving new authors or more information about their favorite authors, and teachers seeking specific types... more...

  • The Everything Vampire Bookby Barb Karg; Arjean Spaite

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.08

    From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. Whether it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who appears from the mist, or a handsome, erotic man or woman of mystery, the vampire in all its incarnations is one of the most popular and intriguing characters... more...

  • Shadowing the White Man?s Burdenby Gretchen Murphy

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    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 tension embedded in the... more...

  • The Red Badge of Courage Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • A Companion to the American Novelby Alfred Bendixen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    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...