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Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Bibliography
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|January 1, 1985

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New in Paperback! Gilman (1860-1935), best known today for "The Yellow Wall-paper" and Women and Economics and a prolific writer, was virtually forgotten until the 1970s. Even now her publications are still largle inaccessible, and this first comprehensive…
Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Annotated Bibliography of Comment and Criticism Before 1900

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Approximately 2600 entries, including reviews, news reports, a selection of obituaries, and reviews of all 19th-century book-length studies of Hawthorne's life and literary career.
Bret Harte: A Bibliography
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|November 14, 1995

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The prototype of the modern man of letters as a man of business, Harte epitomized the professional writer in America immediately after the Civil War. Nor was his career short-lived. His collected writings run to twenty-five volumes, and his tales were regularly…
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman's Place in America
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|February 7, 2017

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman’s Place in America is a pioneering collection that probes how depictions of space, confinement, and liberation establish both the difficulty and necessity of female empowerment. Turning Victorian notions of propriety and a…
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Writings

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Bret Harte was at the forefront of western American literature, paving the way for other writers, including Mark Twain. For the first time in one volume, The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Writings brings together not only Harte's best-known pieces including "The…
Mark Twain at Home: How Family Shaped Twain's Fiction
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|June 15, 2016

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Twain scholar Michael J. Kiskis opens this fascinating new exploration of Twain with the observation that most readers have no idea that Samuel Clemens was the father of four and that he lived through the deaths of three of his children as well as his wife. In…
Owen Wister and the West
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|March 16, 2015

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Westerns are rarely only about the West. From the works of James Fenimore Cooper to Gary Cooper, stories set in the American West have served as vehicles for topical commentary. More than any other pioneer of the genre, Owen Wister turned the Western into a form…
Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secessions to Loyalty

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More panoramic in scope and more realistic in its details than Crane's Red Badge of Courage , this is one of the first and best novels ever written about the American Civil War Drawing on his own combat experience with the Union forces, John W. De Forest crafted…
Julian Hawthorne: The Life of a Prodigal Son
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|April 15, 2014

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Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934), Nathaniel Hawthorne's only son, lived a long and influential life marked by bad circumstances and worse choices. Raised among luminaries such as Thoreau, Emerson, and the Beecher family, Julian became a promising novelist in his…
It Can't Happen Here
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|January 7, 2014

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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt , and Arrowsmith . A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is…
Sinclair Lewis Remembered
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|October 5, 2012

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Sinclair Lewis Remembered is a collection of reminiscences and memoirs by contemporaries, friends, and associates of Lewis that offers a revealing and intimate portrait of this complex and significant Nobel Prize–winning American writer. After a troubled career…