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Victorians on Broadway
Victorians on Broadway

Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical

Weltman, Sharon Aronofsky

Broadway productions of musicals such as The King and I, Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, and Jekyll and Hyde became huge theatrical hits. Remarkably, all were based on one-hundred-year-...


Escaping God's Closet
Escaping God's Closet

The Revelations of a Queer Priest

Mayes, Bernard Duncan

He survived a turbulent childhood in war-torn London, earned degrees with honors from Cambridge University, was ordained in the Church of England, became an Anglican worker-...


Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Murphy, Patrick D.

In the 1990s, the emerging field of ecocriticism—nature-sensitive literary studies—began to establish and define itself. Arguing that the field has matured to the point where...


Lawrence among the Women
Lawrence among the Women

Wavering Boundaries in Women's Literary Traditions

Siegel, Carol

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Mourning El Dorado
Mourning El Dorado

Literature and Extractivism in the Contemporary American Tropics

Rogers, Charlotte

What ever happened to the legend of El Dorado, the tale of the mythical city of gold lost in the Amazon jungle? Charlotte Rogers argues that El Dorado has not been forgotten...


Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
McMillen, Sheila, Garrett, George P.

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-...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years
Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

After a childhood divided between America and Europe, Henry James settled with his family in New England, first in what he regarded as an outpost of Europe, Newport, and later...


Journal of a Residence in Chile during the Year 1822, and a Voyage from Chile to Brazil
Journal of a Residence in Chile during the Year 1822, and a Voyage from Chile to Brazil
Graham, Maria, Hayward, Jennifer

In 1821, Maria Dundas Graham sailed for South America on H.M.S. Doris, a ship sent to protect British mercantile interests in that volatile region. After her husband, the ship’...


The Limits of Hope
The Limits of Hope

An Adoptive Mother's Story

Loux, Ann Kimble

"Adopting a child is an act of love. When that child is no longer an infant but has a history of abuse and neglect, integrating it into an existing family is a challenge. Loux...


Outside the Wire
Outside the Wire

American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan

Leche, Christine Dumaine

A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


Professing Sincerity
Professing Sincerity

Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading

Rosenbaum, Susan B.

Sincerity—the claim that the voice, figure, and experience of a first-person speaker is that of the author—has dominated both the reading and the writing of Anglo-American...


Victorian Women Poets
Victorian Women Poets

Writing Against the Heart

Leighton, Angela

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...


Sifilografía
Sifilografía

A History of the Writerly Pox in the Eighteenth-Century Hispanic World

González Espitia, Juan Carlos

Syphilis was a prevalent affliction in the era of the Americas’ colonization, creating widespread anxiety that is indicated in the period’s literature across numerous fields....


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


The Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

The O'Ruddy

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

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...


Mind over Matter
Mind over Matter

Memory Fiction from Daniel Defoe to Jane Austen

Eron, Sarah

How do we understand memory in the early novel? Departing from traditional empiricist conceptualizations of remembering, Mind over Matter uncovers a social model of...


The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

A History

Seaton, Beverly

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and...


The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Knight, Denise D.

One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935] was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years...


Genre Theory and Historical Change
Genre Theory and Historical Change

Theoretical Essays of Ralph Cohen

Cohen, Ralph, Rowlett, John L.

Ralph Cohen was highly regarded as the visionary founding editor of New Literary History, but his own theoretical essays appeared in such a scattering of publications...


You Come Too
You Come Too

My Journey with Robert Frost

Francis, Lesley Lee

Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several...


Furious Flower
Furious Flower

African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Edited by Joanne V. Gabbin

The Furious Flower Conference of 1994 represented...


A Language of Things
A Language of Things

Emanuel Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination

Zuber, Devin P.

Long overlooked, the natural philosophy and theosophy of the Scandinavian scientist-turned-mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) made a surprising impact in America. Thomas...


The Victorian Illustrated Book
The Victorian Illustrated Book
Maxwell, Richard

Throughout the nineteenth century, but most intensely in the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Scotland produced an unprecedented range of extraordinary illustrated books....


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