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The Shortest Way with Defoe
The Shortest Way with Defoe

Robinson Crusoe, Deism, and the Novel

Prince, Michael B.

A scholarly and imaginative reconstruction of the voyage Daniel Defoe took from the pillory to literary immortality, The Shortest Way with Defoe contends that ...


The Theatre of Death

Rituals of Justice from the English Civil Wars to the Restoration

Klemp, P. J.

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Almost a Girl
Almost a Girl

Male Writers and Female Identification

Williamson, Alan

Gender criticism, Alan Williamson argues, has for too long been shaped and limited by the same dualisms that have defined male versus female literary voices in Western culture...


Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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The Genius of John Ruskin
The Genius of John Ruskin

Selections from His Writings

Rosenberg, John D.

No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900,...


Vernon Lee
Vernon Lee

A Literary Biography

Colby, Vineta

Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the...


Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation
Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation
McHugh, Shannon, Wainwright, Anna

The enduring "black legend" of the Italian Counter-Reformation, which has held sway in both scholarly and popular culture, maintains that the Council of Trent ushered in a...


The Ladder of High Designs
The Ladder of High Designs
Fenoaltea, Doranne, Rubin, David Lee

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...


A Passionate Usefulness
A Passionate Usefulness

The Life and Literary Labors of Hannah Adams

Schmidt, Gary D.

In a literary environment dominated by men, the first American to earn a living as a writer and to establish a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic was, miraculously, a...


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


The Eighteenth Centuries
The Eighteenth Centuries

Global Networks of Enlightenment

Gies, David T., Wall, Cynthia

Today, when "globalization" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at...


Visions of the Maid
Visions of the Maid

Joan of Arc in American Film and Culture

Blaetz, Robin

Representations of Joan of Arc have been used in the United States for the past two hundred years, appearing in advertising, cartoons, popular song, art, criticism, and...


Faulkner
Faulkner

The Return of the Repressed

Fowler, Doreen

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on...


Caribbean Literature and the Environment
Caribbean Literature and the Environment

Between Nature and Culture

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth, Gosson, Renée K., Handley, George B.

Perhaps there is no other region in the world that has been more radically altered in terms of human and botanic migration, transplantation, and settlement than the Caribbean....


The Ghost behind the Masks
The Ghost behind the Masks

The Victorian Poets and Shakespeare

Shaw, W. David

In The Ghost behind the Masks, W. David Shaw traces Shakespeare’s influence on nine Victorian poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Thomas...


Scarecrows of Chivalry
Scarecrows of Chivalry

English Masculinities after Empire

Gopinath, Praseeda

Exploring the fate of the ideal of the English gentleman once the empire he was meant to embody declined, Praseeda Gopinath argues that the stylization of English masculinity...


Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts
Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts

Women's Writing and Decolonization

Renk, Kathleen J.

IN AN ERA of social chaos, religious skepticism, and postrevolutionary fear, the idea of the stable middle-class family acquired a mythical status in nineteenth-century England...


1930
1930

The First Automobile Trip in North America, from Manhattan to Managua

Lyon, Arthur, Lyon, Larry

Imagine setting out on a road trip in a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster, with the stated goal of traveling from Manhattan to Mexico and Central America, after only a week’s worth of...


The Victorian Serial
The Victorian Serial
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

Linda K. Hughes and Michael Lund provide a new approach to the study of installment literature by showing how it embodied a view of life intrinsic to Victorian culture. They...


A Guide to Documentary Editing
A Guide to Documentary Editing
Kline, Mary-Jo, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

For more than twenty years, A Guide to Documentary Editing has proven an invaluable tool for scholarly editors, editors-in-training, readers of documentary editions, and...


Ethnic American Literature
Ethnic American Literature

Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing

Franco, Dean J.

In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J. Franco offers a comparative approach to ethnic literature that begins by...


The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Braxton, Joanne M.

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—...


Spectacular Suffering
Spectacular Suffering

Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Mallipeddi, Ramesh

Spectacular Suffering focuses on commodification and discipline, two key dimensions of Atlantic slavery through which black bodies were turned into things in the...


Gods of Noonday
Gods of Noonday

A White Girl's African Life

Orr, Elaine Neil

The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But...


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