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  • Oliver Wendell Holmesby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known,... more...

  • Byron and John Murrayby Mary O'Connell

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 79.99

    The first comprehensive account of the relationship between Byron and John Murray, the man who published his poetry for over ten years. more...

  • New Directions in Children’s Gothicby Anna Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters have become the heroes, when new monsters have come... more...

  • Island Genres, Genre Islandsby Ralph Crane; Lisa Fletcher

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 34.99

    The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction. more...

  • Fancy & Imaginationby R. L. Brett

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1969, this book provides a concise and helpful introduction to the terms ‘fancy’ and ‘imagination’. Although they are generally associated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the work begins with a discussion the history of these concepts which were also known to Aristotle, the Elizabethans, Hobbes, Locke and Blake. It then goes on to... more...

  • Wilde Discoveriesby Joseph Bristow

    University of Toronto Press 2013; US$ 77.00

    This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Woman’s World , and his fascination with anarchism. more...

  • TransGothic in Literature and Cultureby Jolene Zigarovich

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book contributes to an emerging field of study and provides new perspectives on the ways in which Gothic literature, visual media, and other cultural forms explicitly engage gender, sexuality, form, and genre. The collection is a forum in which the ideas of several well-respected critics converge, producing a breadth of knowledge and a diversity... more...

  • Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Backgroundby Michael Vicario

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’ squarely within the Epicurean tradition of Lucretius, casting... more...

  • The ghost story 1840 -1920by Andrew Smith

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The ghost story 1840-1920: A cultural history examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period.The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth... more...

  • Gothic Renaissanceby Elisabeth Bronfen; Beate Neumeier

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    Collection of essays by experts in Renaissance and Gothic studies tracks the lines of connection between Gothic sensibilities and the discursive network of the Renaissance more...