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Novels 1896 1899

Author : Henry James
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Collects four complete novels of Henry James, depicting murder, jealousy, possessiveness, power, divorce, friendship, and innocence.

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Author : Leah Price
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How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss the Bible? What made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who hid behind the newspaper, ladies who matched their books' binding to their dress, and servants who reduced newspapers to fish 'n' chips wrap? Shedding new light on novels by Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontës, Trollope, and Collins, as well as the urban sociology of Henry Mayhew, Leah Price also uncovers the lives and afterlives of anonymous religious tracts and household manuals. From knickknacks to wastepaper, books mattered to the Victorians in ways that cannot be explained by their printed content alone. And whether displayed, defaced, exchanged, or discarded, printed matter participated, and still participates, in a range of transactions that stretches far beyond reading. Supplementing close readings with a sensitive reconstruction of how Victorians thought and felt about books, Price offers a new model for integrating literary theory with cultural history. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain reshapes our understanding of the interplay between words and objects in the nineteenth century and beyond.

New Woman Fiction 1881 1899 Part II

Author : Carolyn W de la L Oulton
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Covers four texts from the 1890s that helped to crystallize the idea of the 'New Woman' during a period where the role of women was increasingly debated and challenged, not least due to the growth of the suffrage movement.


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Kailyard and Scottish Literature

Author : Andrew Nash
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For more than a century, the word 'Kailyard' has been a focal point of Scottish literary and cultural debate. Originally a term of literary criticism, it has come to be used, often pejoratively, across a whole range of academic and popular discourse. Historians, politicians and critics of Scottish film and media have joined literary scholars in using the term to set out a diagnosis of Scottish culture. This is the first comprehensive study of the subject. Andrew Nash traces the origins of the Kailyard diagnosis in the nineteenth century and considers the critical concerns that gave rise to it. He then provides a full reassessment of the literature most commonly associated with the term – the fiction of J.M. Barrie, S.R. Crockett and Ian Maclaren. Placing this work in more appropriate contexts, he considers the literary, social and religious imperatives that underpinned it and discusses the impact of these writers in the publishing world. These chapters are succeeded by detailed analysis of the various ways in which the term has been used in wider discussions of Scottish literature and culture. Discussing literary criticism, film studies, and political and sociological analyses of Scotland, Nash shows how Kailyard, as a critical term, helps expose some of the key issues in Scottish cultural debate in the twentieth century, including discussions over national representation, popular culture and the parochialism of Scottish culture.

Complete Novels

Author : John Cheever
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The Library of America presents this definitive collection of Cheever's novels: "The Wapshot Chronicle, The Wapshot Scandal, Bullet Park, Falconer," and "Oh What a Paradise It Seems."

Novels and Stories

Author : Shirley Jackson
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An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.

Stephen Crane

Author : Richard M. Weatherford
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This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Novels 1973 1977

Author : Philip Roth
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Includes a farcical celebration of baseball, a story following a tragic marriage of obsessive need, and a tale in which a man ventures into the world of erotic possibilities.

The Open Shelf

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Novels 1956 1964

Author : Saul Bellow
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A second collection of definitive Bellow works includes Seize the Day, in which a failed actor makes a risky investment; Henderson the Rain King, in which a brash adventurer endeavors to come to terms with morality; and Herzog, in which a cuckolded man embarks on a furious letter-writing campaign.

Nineteenth century Literature

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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

Novels 1944 1953

Author : Saul Bellow
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Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of "The Adventures of Augie March," and reflects the mid-twentieth-century's psychological turmoil from more inhibited times in a volume that also includes "The Victim" and "Dangling Man."

Five Novels of the 1960s 70s

Author : Philip K. Dick
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A second collection of signature works offers insight into the author's range within the science-fiction genre, in a volume that includes the titles Martian Time-Slip, Dr. Bloodmoney, Now Wait for Last Year, A Scanner Darkly, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. 25,000 first printing.

Collected Stories and Other Writings

Author : Katherine Anne Porter
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A collection of short works includes speeches, essays, and such stories as "Flowering Judas," "Noon Wine," "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," and "The Days Before."

Collected Stories

Author : Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Presents a collection of sixty-five short stories.

Travel Books and Other Writings 1916 1941

Author : John Dos Passos
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A collection of Dos Passos's paintings, travel publications, and other writings includes Rosinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, and numerous letters, diary entries, and essays.

The New York Times Book Review Index 1896 1970 Subject index

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The Lincoln Anthology

Author : Harold Holzer
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A volume of forefront writings on the sixteenth president includes works of fiction, history, and poetry by figures ranging from Churchill and Grant to Tolstoy and Twain, in a collection that offers insight into the ways in which American history and culture have contributed to the sixteenth president's legendary persona.

American Speeches Political oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War

Author : Edward L. Widmer
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Collects the unabridged texts of important speeches, including Patrick Henry's "liberty or death" speech, women's rights speeches by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Grover Cleveland's address dedicating the Statue of Liberty.