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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


The Providence of Wit
Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts Martin C. Battestin

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Paradigm and Parody
Images of Creativity in French Romanticism - Vigny, Hugo, Balzac, Gautier, Musset Henry F. Majewski

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Pyramid of Bone
Thylias Moss

Although many of Moss’s poems discuss race and gender, these subjects are, explains scholar Langdon Hammer, simply "starting points for her work…her poetry makes such facts of identity seem unfamiliar, their meanings not to be predicted, unavailable to the naked eye." Known for startling metaphors... More


Unmentionable Cuisine
Calvin W. Schwabe

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The Providence of Wit
Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts Martin C. Battestin

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the 'Augustan mode' in literature in arts. Before what Pope envisioned as the apocalypse of modernism occurred, artists and... More


The Third Violet and Active Service
Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Volume III of The Works of Stephen Crane presents two of Crane's novels, The Third Violet and Active Service.


The Works of Stephen Crane
Poems and Literary Remains Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

The tenth and last volume of The Works of Stephen Cranecontains all of his known poetry and all of his known independent unfinished manuscripts, including the poetry collections The Black Riders and Other Lines and War is Kind,uncollected poems, and literary remains.


The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

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The Works of Stephen Crane
Tales, Sketches, and Reports Stephen Crane. Introduction by Edwin H. Cady

Volume VIII of The Works of Stephen Crane brings togther all of Crane's stories and sketches not printed in Volumes V, VI, and VII, together with all his journalism not printed in Volume IX. This completes the publication of Crane's shorter works, estabished or attributed, that were not left... More


The Works of Stephen Crane
Reports of War Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

Volume IX of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's known newspaper war dispatches from Greece, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and England, and to these appends the series "Great Battles of the World" first printed in Lippincot's Magazine and posthumously published in collected book... More


The Works of Stephen Crane
The O'Ruddy Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Volume IV of The Works of Stephen Crane presents the romance The O'Ruddy, the work written by Crane but left unfinished at his death and completed b Robert Barr.


The Works of Stephen Crane
Tales of War Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

Volume VI of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's published short stories concerned with war, except "Death and the Child" (inlcuded in Volume V of this series). The stories are arranged in chronological order of their collected publication. Contents: The Little Regiment, "An... More


Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories
Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Stephen Crane's tales of Whilomville range in form from his last great short novel "The Monster" to some of the simplest sketches he ever wrote. But as the stories began to accumulate, Crane saw them as constituting a single group. Volume VII of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together "The... More


Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

The first volume in The Works of Stephen Crane contains Crane's Bowery Tales, including Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and George's Mother.


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