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Mad Travelers
Mad Travelers

Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses

Hacking, Ian

"It all began one morning last July when we noticed a young man of twenty-six crying in his bed in Dr. Pitre's ward. He had just come from a long journey on foot and was...


A Taste for the Foreign

Worldly Knowledge and Literary Pleasure in Early Modern French Fiction

Welch, Ellen R.

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Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Crane, Stephen

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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Capital Offenses
Capital Offenses

The Geography of Class and Crime in Victorian London

Joyce, Simon

As London became the first major city of the nineteenth century, new models of representation emerged in the journalism, poetry, fiction, and social commentary of the period....


Salomé
Salomé

A Tragedy in One Act

Wilde, Oscar

Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue’s new translation of the horrific New Testament story has...


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Critical Edition

FitzGerald, Edward, Decker, Christopher

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, perhaps the most frequently read Victorian poem and certainly one of the most popular poems in the...


The Luxury of Skepticism
The Luxury of Skepticism

Politics, Philosophy,and Dialogue in the English Public Sphere, 1660–1740

Dykstal, Timothy

How is it that a controversy about politics becomes a conversation about philosophy? From Hobbes to Harrington to Shaftesbury to Berkeley, Timothy Dykstal explores the public...


Rational Meaning
Rational Meaning

A New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays

Jackson, Laura, Jackson, Schuyler B.

Existing only in manuscript since the 1940s but enjoying an underground reputation among friends and advocates, this primary document by one of the most original and...


The Modern Portrait Poem
The Modern Portrait Poem

From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound

Dickey, Frances

In The Modern Portrait Poem, Frances Dickey recovers the portrait as a poetic genre from the 1860s through the 1920s. Combining literary and art history, she examines...


Wild Enlightenment
Wild Enlightenment

The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century

Nash, Richard

Wild Enlightenment charts the travels of the figure of the wild man, in each of his guises, through the invented domain of the bourgeois public sphere. We follow him...


Staging Civilization

A Transnational History of French Theater in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Markovits, Rahul

Eighteenth-century France is understood to have been the dominant cultural power on that era’s international scene. Considering the emblematic case of the theater, Rahul...


The Poor Man's Son
The Poor Man's Son
Feraoun, Mouloud

Like the autobiographical hero of this, his classic first novel, Mouloud Feraoun grew up in the rugged Kabyle region of French-controlled Algeria, where the prospects for most...


Character and Mourning
Character and Mourning

Woolf, Faulkner, and the Novel Elegy of the First World War

Penner, Erin

In response to the devastating trauma of World War I, British and American authors wrote about grief. The need to articulate loss inspired moving novels by Virginia Woolf and...


Women Writers of the Beat Era
Women Writers of the Beat Era

Autobiography and Intertextuality

Carden, Mary Paniccia

The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as...


A Small Boy and Others
A Small Boy and Others

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal...


The Mysteries of Paris and London
The Mysteries of Paris and London
Maxwell, Richard

In this ambitious and exciting work Richard Maxwell uses nineteenth century urban fiction- particularly the novels of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens- to define a greater genre...


Only for the Eye of a Friend
Only for the Eye of a Friend

The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton

Mulford, Carla

Known among the Middle Atlantic intelligentsia and literati as a witty and versatile writer, considered by George Washington and the Chevalier de La Luzerne a gracious and...


Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Neelakanta, Vanita

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and...


Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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All That Mighty Heart
All That Mighty Heart

London Poems

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Lisa Russ Spaar has assembled a collection of poems about London to appeal to most anyone: the student abroad for a semester, the armchair traveler, or the most critical reader...


The Pragmatist Turn
The Pragmatist Turn

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the Formation of American Literature

Gunn, Giles

In The Pragmatist Turn, renowned scholar of American literature and thought Giles Gunn offers a new critical history of the way seventeenth-century religion and the...


Reading for the Law
Reading for the Law

British Literary History and Gender Advocacy

Krueger, Christine L.

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the...


Best New Poets 2012
Best New Poets 2012

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Dickman, Matthew

Entering its seventh year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of...


The Private Rod
The Private Rod

Marital Violence, Sensation, and the Law in Victorian Britain

Tromp, Marlene

Sensation novels, a genre characterized by scandalous narratives and emotionally and socially provocative dialogue and plots, had their heyday in England in the 1860s and 1870s...


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