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  • Romantic Suspense Duo/Mission: Cavanaugh Baby/Shielding The Suspectby Marie Ferrarella; C.J. Miller

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Mission: Cavanaugh Baby by Marie Ferrarella The only things Ashley St James has ever allowed herself to love are her dogs. A child of the foster care system, she never even knew her own birthday. When a dog in distress leads her to a brutally butchered woman whose unborn baby was stolen, Ashley has a purpose - so she teams up with cop Shane... more...

  • The Gothic Childby Margarita Georgieva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • Clockwork Rhetoricby Barry Brummett

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the language of the imaginatively styled movement attracts followers to steampunk aesthetic more...

  • Fantasyby Dr Rosemary Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects... more...

  • Romanceby Barbara Fuchs

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Often derided as an inferior form of literature, 'romance' as a literary mode or genre defies satisfactory definition, dividing critics, scholars and readers alike. This useful guidebook traces the myriad transformations of 'romance' from medieval courtly love to Mills and Boon, and claims that its elusive and complex nature serves as a touchstone... more...

  • Hollow Earthby David Standish

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    A remarkable cultural history of what might exist under the Earth?s surface-as reflected in mythology, religion, science, literature, and good old crackpottery more...

  • Voices of the Futureby Etan Thomas

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    NBA star Etan Thomas helps give voice to the poetic and socially conscious ideas of young people. more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives ? their behavior,... more...

  • A Companion to Science Fictionby David Seed

    Wiley 2008; US$ 209.95

    A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues. Essays by an international... more...