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  • A Philosophy of Luxury

    1st Edition

    By Lambert Wiesing

    According to the sociologist Max Weber, luxury is the product "of a refusal of utilitarian orientation toward use", whilst Theodor Adorno claimed that luxury is a "longing to escape the slavery of goals". In this thought-provoking book Lambert Wiesing asks simply: What is luxury? He also considers…

    Paperback – 2019-06-26 
    Routledge

  • Herman Melville

    1st Edition

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    In this fascinating and revealing book, first published in 1968, Maxwell examines the life and work of Herman Melville. By dividing extracts of Melville’s work in chronological order, the sections clearly illustrate the various facets of Melville’s technique and thought as it evolves. This title is…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Figures of Division

    William Faulkner's Major Novels, 1st Edition

    By James A. Snead

    Originally published in 1986. William Faulkner’s major novels represent one of the earliest American explorations into the paradoxes inherent in both literary discourse and racial segregation in the American South. Figures of Division demonstrates that these works reject conventional divisions and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The American Dream and the Popular Novel

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Long

    This title, originally published in 1985, examines conceptions of success and the good life expressed in bestselling novels – ranging from historical sagas and spy thrillers to more serious works by Updike, Bellows, Steinbeck and Mailer – published from 1945 to 1975. Using these popular books as…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Huckleberry Finn

    1st Edition

    By Harold Beaver

    Originally published in 1987. Popular from its first publication, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains at the centre of heated controversy. Is it an adult novel or juvenile fiction? Is Huck a new model hero from the West or just another amoral prankster? Harold Beaver reconciles these divergent…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • William Faulkner's Characters

    An Index to the Published and Unpublished Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Dasher

    Originally published in 1981. This index to characters and names in the published and unpublished fiction of William Faulkner is in two parts. The first, divided into novels, short stories, and unpublished fiction, lists the characters within each individual work. The second is an index of all…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • James Fenimore Cooper the Novelist

    1st Edition

    By George Dekker

    Originally published in 1967. In this critical survey of the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper, George Dekker devotes a good deal of attention to Cooper’s politics. He also explores the assimilation and development of the historical novel as first perfected by Sir Walter Scott. Cooper’s major formal…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • American Fiction

    The Intellectual Background, 1st Edition

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    Originally published in 1963. The ‘Americanness’ of the American novel is as readily apparent as it is elusive of definition. It is the purpose of this study not to discover the reluctant formula, the comprehensive statement of national identity, but to examine the evidences of this identity in the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Mark Twain's Humor

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by David E. E. Sloane

    Originally published in 1993. The purpose of this volume is to lay out documents which give an estimate of Mark Twain as a humourist in both historical scope and in the analysis of modern scholars. The emphasis in this collection is on how Twain developed from a contemporary humourist among many…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The Assimilation Experience of Five American White Ethnic Novelists of the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    By Betty Ann Burch

    This title, originally published in 1990, is a contribution to the social and literary history of ethnic groups in America. Its sources are the writings – chiefly novels – of five authors of Eastern and Southern European descent, chosen because they depict the acculturation of their people, the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Grim Phantasms

    Fear in Poe's Short Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Michael L. Burduck

    This title, originally published in 1992, presents an assessment of Poe’s short stories that treat horror, and more specifically how he manipulated the conventions of that horror to register subtly on the fears and phobias of his reading audiences. Short-stories examined include The Black Cat,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Dickinson Scholarship

    An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1985, 1st Edition

    By Karen Dandurand

    This bibliography, first published in 1988, is intended to make more readily accessible the wealth of Dickinson criticism and scholarship that appeared from 1969 through 1985. During the 17 years that are covered in this bibliography nearly 800 books, articles and dissertations have appeared. The…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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