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  • The Fabric of American Literary Realismby Babak Elahi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This critical study traces the connections between the rising economic importance of the garment industry and the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. Examining the works of Henry James, Theodor Dreiser, Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, and Willa Cather and the shifting of the American ideal from the "homespun"... more...

  • Panic Fictionby Mary Templin

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Panic Fiction explores a unique body of antebellum American women’s writing that illuminates women’s relationships to the marketplace and the links between developing ideologies of domesticity and the formation of an American middle class. Between the mid-1830s and the late 1850s, authors such as Hannah Lee, Catharine Sedgwick, Eliza... more...

  • Seventeen Coffinsby Philip Caveney

    Fledgling Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    After his nightmarish adventures in Mary King's Close in Crow Boy, Tom Afflick is drawn back to Edinburgh. At the National Museum of Scotland, he sees the eight tiny coffins that were discovered on Arthur's Seat in 1836 - one of the city's most intriguing mysteries. After a violent confrontation with his stepfather, Tom finds himself spinning back... more...

  • Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuthsby Carolyn Carpan

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 popular series, noting how such books reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they were produced. more...

  • The Twilight Symbolsby Julie-Anne Sykley

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Discover the symbolic magic of the Twilight Saga. more...

  • Invalid Womenby Diane Price Herndl

    The University of North Carolina Press 1993; US$ 29.99

    Invalid Women: Figuring Feminine Illness in American Fiction and Culture, 1840-1940 more...

  • Sensational Modernismby Joseph B. Entin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America more...

  • Sounding Realby Cristina L. Ruotolo

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Examining American realist fiction as it was informed and shaped by the music of the period, Sounding Real sheds new light on the profound musical and cultural change at the turn of the twentieth century.   Sounding Real by Cristina L. Ruotolo examines landmark changes in American musical standards and tastes in the late-nineteenth and... 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...

  • Henry Green at the Limits of Modernismby Marius Hentea

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Providing a theoretically sophisticated and historically nuanced reading of Henry Green?s novels, this work makes the case for his importance in reconsiderations of modernism, late modernism, and postwar realism. An ambitious reassessment of Green?s oeuvre to date, this book argues against the predominant view of Green?s fiction as an autonomous literary... more...