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The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1897-1910

William James. Edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis and Elizabeth M. Berkeley

The third and final volume of the correspondence between William and Henry James begins in 1897 and concludes with William's death in 1910.

John Henry Ingram's Poe Collection at the University of Virginia

John E. Reilly, ed.

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Nietzsche and The Feminine

Peter J. Burgard, ed.

In this innovative and wide-ranging volume, Peter Burgard has brought together new studies by outstanding scholars in philosophy, feminism, comparative literature, and German studies.

Form and Fable in American Fiction

Daniel Hoffman

Combining the disciplines of folklore and literary criticism in his perceptive readings of works by Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, and Mark Twain, Daniel Hoffman demonstrates how these authors transformed materials from both high and popular culture, from their European past and their American... More

Autobiographical Quests

Augustine, Montaigne, Rousseau and Wordsworth

Elizabeth de Mijolla

How reliable is the history that human memory produces? Does the self, creating for others, become other? Elizabeth de Mijolla approaches these questions using a descriptive, nonprescriptive approach to the writings of four famous autobiographers: the early Church Father Augustine, the Renaissance... More

Famous Last Words

Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Alison Booth, ed. Afterword by U. C. Knoepflmacher

Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and fallen women die, to the more open alternatives of twentieth-century fiction, which sometimes permit the independent female... More

Margins and Marginality

The Printed Page in Early Modern England

Evelyn B. Tribble

Increasing interest is being shown in the intersections between literary and cultural history and in the material dimensions of the text. Evelyn B. Tribble argues that far from being extratextual, as many scholars have contended, marginal commentary and text fuse together to form the page's... More

Elizabeth Bishop

The Geography of Gender

Marilyn May Lombardi

This book brings together the work of pioneering scholars in the field- critics who are exploring the psychosexual tensions within Bishop's vision and the uncanny way her poetics of dislocation challenges our assumptions about placement and orientation. These scholars argue that Bishop's "sense of... More

Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

Susan Morgan, ed.

Marianne North was a Victorian figure of some consequence. An amateur botanist and painter, she journeyed to the world's farthest reaches, to its ancient and new civilizations. She also wrote one of the major travel accounts of the Victorian period. Written after she retired from travel because of... More

The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1885-1896

William James. Edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis and Elizabeth M. Berkeley

The second volume of letters between William and Henry James covers 1885-1896.

Aging and Gender in Literature

Studies in Creativity

Anne M. Wyatt-Brown and Janice Rossen, eds.

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development and to examine how individual writing careers begin to change in middle age.

The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Joanne M. Braxton, ed.

This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—and now out of print—Complete Poems. Sixteen of these were found in manuscript form.Paul Laurence Dunbar's work achieved... More

The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Lewis Carroll. Edited by Edward Wakeling

Between 1860 and 1897 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known to the ages as Lewis Carroll, produced over 180 booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, and instruction manuals. Varying radically in length and subject matter, they testify to Dodgson's unparalleled creativity and eclecticism. This volume, first in a... More

Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers

The Hogarth Press, 1917–41

John H. Willis

Has any couple in twentieth-century intellectual life so captured and held attention as have Leonard and Virginia Woolf? The have proved endlessly interesting as individuals, partners, writers, modernists, and as the central players in the absorbing drama of Bloomsbury. Yet surprisingly scant... More

Victorian Women Poets

Writing Against the Heart

Angela Leighton

This book recovers and explores an important tradition of nineteenth-century women's poetry from Felicia Hemans to Charlotte Mew. Angela Leighton not only discusses the work of neglected poets such as Augusta Webster and "Michael Field," but also charts the development of women's poetry from... More

Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints, 1764 - 1864

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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Hostile Humor in Renaissance France

Bruce Hayes

In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile. In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France, Bruce Hayes investigates this period leading up to the French Wars of Religion, when a deliberately harmful and destructive form of... More

Journal of Emily Shore

Barbara Timm Gates, ed.

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before her death from consumption, Margaret Emily Shore recorded her reactions to the world around her. She wrote of political... More

Lawrence among the Women

Wavering Boundaries in Women's Literary Traditions

Carol Siegel

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The Romance of the Harem

Anna Leonowens. Edited with an Introduction by Susan Morgan

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The Ladder of High Designs

Edited by Doranne Fenoaltea and David Lee Rubin

This collection of essays on the structure and interpretation of the French lyric squence marks a number of tentative signposts for future travlers along this relatively unmarked path. It explores the means of seeing how harmony and greater meaning, concordia discors, arises from the organization... More

Long Black Song

Essays in Black American Literature and Culture

Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Houston Baker maintains that black American culture, grounded in a unique historical experience, is distinct from any other, and that it has produced a body of literature that is equally and demonstrably unique in its sources, values, and modes of expression. He argues that black American... More

Myth and Metaphor

Selected Essays 1974-1988 Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye. Edited by Robert D. Denham

This collection of twenty-four of Northrop Frye's essays, nine of which have never been published and several of which have appeared only in obscure sources, focuses on the fundamental themes that have dominated Frye's career and made him one of the world's most influential critics.

Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review

Sheila McMillen and George P. Garrett, eds.

This collection presents some of the best fiction published in the Virginia Quarterly Review- or anywhere- during the past twenty-five years. The stories, written by well-established names as well as recent discoveries, are national, even international, in setting and appeal.Together this... More

James Madison

A Biography

Ralph Ketcham

The best one volume biography of Madison’s life, Ketcham’s biography not only traces Madison’s career, it gives readers a sense of the man. As Madison said of his early years in Virginia under the study of Donald Robertson, who introduced him to thinkers like Montaigne and Montesquieu, "all that I... More