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Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
by Robert Phiddian
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Jonathan Swift"s prose has been discussed extensively as satire, but its major structural element, parody, has not received the attention it deserves. Focusing mainly on works before 1714, and especially on A Tale of a Tub, this study explores Swift"s... (read more)

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Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
by Carolyn G Heilbrun
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In the three decades since her revolutionary and seminal article "The Character of Hamlet's Mother," Carolyn Heilbrun has been a prophet in the field of women and literature, gender and culture. This collection of graceful and uncompromising essays... (read more)

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An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
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This anthology contains five of the most important short works of Elizabethan prose fiction: George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J., John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit, Robert Greene's Pandosto: The Triumph of Time, Thomas Nashe's The... (read more)

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The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple
The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple
by Robin Griffith-jones
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The Da Vinci Code, soon to be a major motion picture, continues to fascinate both conspiracy theorists and regular people the world over. Author Robin Griffith-Jones, the Master of the Temple, lives at the hub of this excitement. As Master of the Temple... (read more)

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A Family Guide to the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
A Family Guide to the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by Christin Ditchfield
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Discover the story within the story in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Over the years, readers of C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia have realized that there is much more to these beloved books than talking animals, strange creatures, and powerful... (read more)

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Pushkin's Button
Pushkin's Button
by Serena Vitale
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Pushkin's Button is an astonishing tour de force, a riveting narrative about the four months of Pushkin's life leading up to his death on January 27, 1837. At the same time, the book is an astute, original assessment of Pushkin's literary and national... (read more)

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The Book of American Negro Poetry (Harvest/HBJ Book)
The Book of American Negro Poetry (Harvest/HBJ Book)
by James Weldon Johnson
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A landmark anthology of forty poets that brought serious attention to writers such as Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes. The poetry, the prefaces, and Johnsons critical notes have made this book a classic. Indices.... (read more)

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A Modern Southern Reader: Major Stories, Drama, Poetry, Essays, Interviews, and Reminiscences from the Twentieth-Century South
A Modern Southern Reader: Major Stories, Drama, Poetry, Essays, Interviews, and Reminiscences from the Twentieth-Century South
by Ben Forkner
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From the Fugitives who led the Southern Renaissance in the twenties through Faulkner and O'Connor up to such contemporary talents as Barry Hannah and Dave Smith, Forkner and Samway have assembled a collection that demonstrates the enormous depth and... (read more)

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Victorian Soundscapes
Victorian Soundscapes
by John M Picker
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Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new... (read more)

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The Same River Twice
The Same River Twice
by Alice Walker
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The Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. It includes the never-used screenplay Walker wrote, never-before-seen diary entries and letters, as well as new... (read more)

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George Eliot, Judaism and the Novels: Jewish Myth and Mysticism
George Eliot, Judaism and the Novels: Jewish Myth and Mysticism
by Saleel Nurbhai
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This is the first study to argue that Jewish Mysticism influenced not only her Jewish novel, Daniel Deronda, but all of George Eliot's novels. The reader is left with a very different George Eliot from that assumed by most previous criticism. Though... (read more)

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The Song of Hiawatha (Nonpareil Book)
The Song of Hiawatha (Nonpareil Book)
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In the summer of 1854, Longfellow wrote in his diary" I have at length hit upon a plan for a poem on the American Indians, which seems to me the right one and the only. It is to weave together their beautiful traditions as whole." What emerged the next... (read more)

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Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
by Carmela Ciuraru
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Featuring over 100 of the greatest poems ever written about the experiences, institutions, and landscapes that constitute America, this inspiring anthology celebrates the nation's incredible diversity, spirit, and freedom.... (read more)

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Articulations of Difference: Gender Studies and Writing in French
Articulations of Difference: Gender Studies and Writing in French
by Dominique D Fisher
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This collection of fifteen essays deals with the representations, theories, and problematics of homosexuality in French writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Though focusing on literature, it also includes other self-conscious writing, such... (read more)

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Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
by Nancy Peske
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Because women read books differently than guys do... Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological... (read more)

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Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
by Kathleen Odean
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Landmark books such as Meeting at the Crossroads and the phenomenally successful Reviving Ophelia helped send hundreds of thousands of readers a sobering message: ours is a girl-poisoning culture. Parents may strive to raise strong, confident daughters... (read more)

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The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
by Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric
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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys have woven their spell of teen intrigue over more than 150 million readers, beginning in 1927 and continuing today. With its marvelous text and brilliant design, The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys uncovers... (read more)

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Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture (Critical America)
Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture (Critical America)
by Judith Halberstam
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In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the... (read more)

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Theatrum Mundi: Studies in Honor of Ronald W. Tobin
Theatrum Mundi: Studies in Honor of Ronald W. Tobin
by Claire L Carlin
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"Selected writings of Ronald W. Tobin" / Claire Carlin: p. 23-32. Includes bibliographical references and index.... (read more)

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Secrets of Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
Secrets of Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
by Dan Burstein
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Explore the Vatican's darkest secrets. Enter the closed chambers of the papal selection process. Probe the little-known historical mysteries of Rome and the symbolism of Bernini's architecture and sculpture. Join the debate between religion and science... (read more)

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