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Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories
Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories
Crane, Stephen

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...


Almost Hemingway
Almost Hemingway

The Adventures of Negley Farson, Foreign Correspondent

Bowman, Rex, Santos, Carlos

Would it surprise you to learn that there was a contemporary of Ernest Hemingway’s who, in his romantic questing and hell-or-high-water pursuit of life and his art, was closer...


Women Fight, Women Write
Women Fight, Women Write

Texts on the Algerian War

Mortimer, Mildred

Today, the "fight to write"—the struggle to become the legitimate chronicler of one’s own story—is being waged and won by women across mediums and borders. But such battles of...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

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

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


The Hedgehog Review Reader
The Hedgehog Review Reader

Two Decades of Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture

Tolson, Jay

For twenty years, The Hedgehog Review has offered critical reflections on contemporary cuture: how we shape it, how it shapes us. Published three times a year by the...


Supposing Bleak House
Supposing Bleak House
Jordan, John O.

Supposing "Bleak House" is an extended meditation on what many consider to be Dickens’s and nineteenth-century England’s greatest work of narrative fiction. Focusing on...


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...


From the Temple to the Castle

An Architectural History of British Literature, 1660–1760

Morrissey, Lee

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Victorian Prism
Victorian Prism

Refractions of the Crystal Palace

Buzard, James, Childers, Joseph W., Gillooly, Eileen

From the moment it opened on the first of May in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, the Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the defining events of the Victorian period....


Auden and Documentary in the 1930s
Auden and Documentary in the 1930s
Bryant, Marsha

W.H. Auden established his literary reputation in a decade framed by economic depression and global war. He emerged as the defining literary voice of the 1930s while the...


Reading through the Night
Reading through the Night
Tompkins, Jane

Jane Tompkins, a renowned literature professor and award-winning author, thought she knew what reading was until, struck by a debilitating illness, she finds herself reading...


Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa
Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa

Literature, Orality, Visual Arts

Tissières, Hélène Colette

In this innovative and skillful study, Hélène Tissières investigates the "circulations" or transmigrations at work among multiple francophone African cultural forms, ranging...


The Book of Numbers
The Book of Numbers
Pharr, Robert Deane

In the hardboiled tradition of Chester Himes and Walter Mosely, Robert Deane Pharr's novel tells the tale of two black men, Dave and Blueboy, traveling waiters who establish...


Willa Cather
Willa Cather

The Writer and Her World

Stout, christopher

Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome view of a vanished...


The Life of William Faulkner
The Life of William Faulkner

The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

Rollyson, Carl

William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and...


In the Hollow of the Wave
In the Hollow of the Wave

Virginia Woolf and Modernist Uses of Nature

Scott, Bonnie Kime

Examining the writings and life of Virginia Woolf, In the Hollow of the Wave looks at how Woolf treated "nature" as a deliberate discourse that shaped her way of...


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-...


Vanishing Lives
Vanishing Lives

Style and Self in Tennyson, D. G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Yeats

Richardson, James

One of the characteristic features of Victorian poetry is dimness, a vanishing away-things blur with the motion of their passing, which seems inseparable from the mind's fading...


The Angel out of the House
The Angel out of the House

Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England

Elliott, Dorice Williams

Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman’s work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission...


Violent Adventure
Violent Adventure

Contemporary Fiction by American Men

Wesley, Marilyn C.

As the mother of young sons, Marilyn Wesley became increasingly concerned about the conflicting messages they received in a world where "Han Solo replaced John Wayne as a...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


We Write for Our Own Time
We Write for Our Own Time

Selected Essays from Seventy-Five Years of the Virginia Quarterly Review

Burnham, Alexander

In 1925, Edwin A. Alderman, president of the University of Virginia, fulfilled a long-held dream by establishing a magazine at the institution founded by Thomas Jefferson just...


Culture and Irony
Culture and Irony

Studies in Joseph Conrad's Major Novels

Winner, Anthony

Conrad's major novels- Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes-tell of illusions and betrayals, dreams and lies. Ambiguity, contradiction,...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1890-1894

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

The chief event of the period is the publication of the long-awaited Principles of Psychology, which produced congratulatory and critical letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes,...


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