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  • Men Beyond Desireby David Greven

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book makes the case that American men want neither marriage nor male friendship but only to be left alone, emotionally and sexually inviolate. more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...

  • Intimacy in Americaby Peter Coviello

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.00

    Reading seminal works by Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman, Peter Coviello traces these writers' ambivalences about the idea of an intimate nationality, revealing how race and sexuality were used as vehicles for an assumed coherence. Intimacy in America gives us a new perspective on the... more...

  • Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Centuryby Theo Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    A fresh account of the emergence of an American national literature which reconsiders the importance of form in literary studies. more...

  • Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guideby Denise Knight

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 87.00

    The American literary canon has undergone revision and expansion in recent years, and our notions of the 19th-century renaissance have been reevaluated. Mainstream anthologies have been revised to reflect the expanding literary canon, yet resources for readers have remained widely scattered. This book expands earlier definitions of the 19th-century... more...

  • The Illustration of the Masterby Amy Tucker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    The Illustration of the Master examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. more...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James

    Random House 2010; US$ 5.99

    Caught in the crossfire of her parents' acrimonious divorce, witness to their battles, intrigues and affairs, neglected and exploited, Maisie is a child who knows too much about the world of adults. James's portrait of a little girl who maintains her goodness and dignity in the face of the bitterness and profligacy of her warring parents is both thought-provoking... more...

  • Henry James and the Philosophical Novelby Merle A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    Henry James and the Philosophical Novel examines James's unique position as a philosophical novelist. more...

  • Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terrorby Matthew J. A. Green; Piya Pal-Lapinski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Henry James: The Young Masterby Sheldon M. Novick

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.98

    As if Henry James himself were guiding us, we visit old Calvinist New York in the mid-nineteenth century, and share the coming-of-age of a young man whose boldness of spirit and profound capacity for affection attract both men and women to him. We journey with James through Italy and France, witness his first love affair in Paris, and settle with... more...