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

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00

    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$ 49.95

    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...

  • The Everything Vampire Bookby Barb Karg; Arjean Spaite

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00

    Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. 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$ 221.95

    “As a consolidation of prior scholarship and a spur to further investigation, [this book] makes a meaningful and substantial contribution to the ongoing scholarly conversation about the American novel.”  ( Review 19 , 1 April 2013). 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...