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  • Balzac, Literary Sociologistby Allan H. Pasco

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 96.67

    Melding the fields of literature, sociology, and history, this book develops analyses of the ten novels in Balzac's Scènes de la vie de province . Following the order of the novels projected in La Comédie humaine , Allan H. Pasco investigates how Balzac used art as a tool of social inquiry to obtain startlingly accurate insights into the relationships... more...

  • Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Textby Richard J. Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text explores the genesis, production and the critical appreciation of the illustrations to the fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson is one of the most copied and interpreted authors of the late nineteenth century, especially his novels Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde... more...

  • The Fruits of the Struggle in Diplomacy and Warby A?mad ibn al-Mahdi al-Ghazzal; Travis Landry; Abdulrahman al-Ruwaishan

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This first complete English translation of an eighteenth-century Muslim ambassador’s travelogue about Spain uncovers an early example of modern diplomacy and makes plain the significance of Andalusia for one who saw the region through its Islamic past and his own ancestry. The introduction explains the history of the visit of al-Ghazzāl, draws connections... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Rolvaag's Giants In the Earthby Frank B. Huggins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; Not Available

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil Warby Maryellen Bieder; Roberta Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted conservative forces including the army, the Church, the Falange (fascist party), landowners, and industrial capitalists against the Republic, installed in 1931 and supported by intellectuals, the petite bourgeoisie, many campesinos (farm laborers), and the urban proletariat. Provoking heated passions on both... more...

  • Thomas Mannby Volkmar Hansen

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 7.01

    Thomas Mann kompakt. Die Literaturwissenschaft und eine breite literarische Öffentlichkeit beteiligen sich gleichermaßen am Meinungsbildungsprozess. Im Spannungsfeld dieser Kontroversen liefert Volkmar Hansen eine facettenreiche Einführung in das Leben und Werk Thomas Manns. Durch seine Darstellung alternativer Positionen erscheinen die Sichtweisen... more...

  • Longing to Belongby S. Sasson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 85.92

    An emblematic figure of the 'bourgeois century,' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures. more...

  • Gothic Death 1740-1914by Andrew Smith

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    Drawing on a range of popular Gothic and Victorian novels, poems and short stories, this book provides the first full length study of representations of death and dying in Gothic texts between 1740 and 1914. more...

  • Christina Rossettiby Diane D'amico

    LSU Press 1999; US$ 21.95

    Since Arthur Symons’s declaration in 1895 in the Saturday Review that Christina Rossetti was “among the great poets of the nineteenth century,” Rossetti’s image among critics has undergone permutations as divergent as Victorian culture is from postmodern. Now Diane D’Amico redeems Rossetti from the various one-dimensional castings assigned her across... more...

  • Trobairitzby Angelica Rieger

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 293.00