Publisher : Release Date :1997 ISBN 13:9780786206230 Total Pages :370 pages Rating :4.0/5 (26 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A Long Fatal Love Chase :
Download or Read book A Long Fatal Love Chase written by Louisa May Alcott and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies
Publisher :Infobase Publishing Release Date :2014-05-14 ISBN 13:1438110332 Total Pages :431 pages Rating :4.3/5 (438 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encyclopedia of Women's History in America :
Download or Read book Encyclopedia of Women's History in America written by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2000-04-27 ISBN 13:9780521669504 Total Pages :326 pages Rating :4.6/5 (669 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Stalkers and Their Victims :
Download or Read book Stalkers and Their Victims written by Paul E. Mullen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2000-04-27 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This highly practical, informative account is a must for anyone who deals with stalkers and their victims.
Publisher :Reaktion Books Release Date :2006-11-15 ISBN 13:9781861892898 Total Pages :172 pages Rating :4.9/5 (892 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Stalking :
Download or Read book Stalking written by Bran Nicol and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2006-11-15 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Bran Nicol chronicles the history of stalking, showing how acts of extreme obsession have created a public fixation of their own.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-04-08 ISBN 13:1135593256 Total Pages :496 pages Rating :4.3/5 (135 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION :
Download or Read book LITTLE WOMEN and THE FEMINIST IMAGINATION written by Janice M. Alberghene and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :2001 ISBN 13:9780313308963 Total Pages :448 pages Rating :4.0/5 (38 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia :
Download or Read book The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia written by Gregory Eiselein and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2012-04-23 ISBN 13:113664427X Total Pages :295 pages Rating :4.3/5 (136 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature :
Download or Read book The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature written by Holly Blackford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-04-23 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Nutcracker and Mouse King, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. The story of the young goddess’s separation from her mother and abduction into the underworld is, at root, an expression of ambivalence about female development, expressed in the various Neverlands through which female protagonists cycle and negotiate a partial return to earth. The myth conveys the role of female development in the perpetuation and renewal of humankind, coordinating natural and cultural orders through a hieros gamos (fertility coupling) rite. Meanwhile, popular novels such as Twilight and Coraline are paradoxically fresh because they recycle goddesses from myths as old as the seasons. With this book, Blackford offers a consideration of how literature for the young squares with broader canons, how classics flexibly and uniquely speak through novels that enjoy broad appeal, and how female traditions are embedded in novels by both men and women.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2000-07-01 ISBN 13:1101177047 Total Pages :640 pages Rating :4.0/5 (11 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Portable Louisa May Alcott :
Download or Read book The Portable Louisa May Alcott written by Louisa May Alcott and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2000-07-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Although the publication of Little Women in 1868 earned Louisa May Alcott tremendous popularity, for a long time she was thought of as a writer of children's stories and considered—at best—a minor figure in the American literary canon. Now, at the end of the twentieth century, Alcott's vast body of work is being celebrated alongside the greatest American writers, and this collection shows why. The Portable Louisa May Alcott samples the entire spectrum of Alcott's work: her novels, novellas, children's stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, essays, letters, and journals. Presenting her more daring works, such as Moods and Behind a Mask (both reprinted in their entirety), alongside the familiar heroines of Little Women, this singular collection offers readers a rich and wide-ranging portrait of this talented, prolific, and influential writer.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2015-10-08 ISBN 13:1119210461 Total Pages :880 pages Rating :4.1/5 (119 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Encyclopedia of the Gothic :
Download or Read book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic written by David Punter and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies ... A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.
Publisher :Main Street Books Release Date :2012-05-30 ISBN 13:0307874532 Total Pages :292 pages Rating :4.0/5 (37 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Old Books, Rare Friends :
Download or Read book Old Books, Rare Friends written by Madeline B. Stern and published by Main Street Books. This book was released on 2012-05-30 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Louisa May Alcott once wrote that she had taken her pen for a bridegroom. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, friends and business partners for fifty years, have in many ways taken up their pens and passion for literature much in the same way. The "Holmes & Watson" of the rare book business, Rostenberg and Stern are renowned for unlocking the hidden secret of Louisa May Alcott's life when they discovered her pseudonym, A.M. Barnard, along with her anonymously published "blood and thunder" stories on subjects like transvestitism, hashish smoking, and feminism. Old Books, Rare Friends describes their mutual passion for books and literary sleuthing as they take us on their earliest European book buying jaunts. Using what they call Finger-spitzengefühl, the art of evaluating antiquarian books by handling, experience, and instinct, we are treated to some of their greatest discoveries amid the mildewed basements of London's booksellers after the Blitz. We experience the thrill of finding one of the earliest known books printed in America between 1617-1619 by the Pilgrim Press and learn about the influential role of publisher-printers from the fifteenth century. Like a precious gem, Old Books, Rare Friends is a book to treasure about the companionship of two rare friends and their shared passion for old books.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-12-05 ISBN 13:1317671783 Total Pages :302 pages Rating :4.1/5 (317 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature :
Download or Read book Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature written by Monika M Elbert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children’s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and literacy. The essays in this collection examine the on-going influence of Romanticism in the long nineteenth century on American thinking about education, as depicted in literary texts, in historical accounts of classroom dynamics, or in pedagogical treatises. They also point out that though this influence was generally progressive, the benefits of this social change did not reach many parts of American society. This book is therefore an important reference for scholars of Romantic studies, American studies, historical pedagogy and education.
Publisher :Libraries Unlimited Release Date :1997 ISBN 13:1563086158 Total Pages :531 pages Rating :4.6/5 (563 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors :
Download or Read book The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors written by Bernard Alger Drew and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading
Publisher :SIU Press Release Date :2009-03-10 ISBN 13:0809386534 Total Pages :262 pages Rating :4.0/5 (89 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Framing Faust :
Download or Read book Framing Faust written by Inez Hedges and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2009-03-10 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this interdisciplinary cultural history that encompasses film, literature, music, and drama, Inez Hedges follows the thread of the Faustian rebel in the major intellectual currents of the last hundred years. She presents Faust and his counterpart Mephistopheles as antagonistic— yet complementary— figures whose productive conflict was integral to such phenomena as the birth of narrative cinema, the rise of modernist avant-gardes before World War II, and feminist critiques of Western cultural traditions. Framing Faust: Twentieth-Century Cultural Struggles pursues a dialectical approach to cultural history. Using the probing lens of cultural studies, Hedges shows how claims to the Faustian legacy permeated the struggle against Nazism in the 1930s while infusing not only the search for socialist utopias in Russia, France, and Germany, but also the quest for legitimacy on both sides of the Cold War divide after 1945. Hedges balances new perspectives on such well-known works as Thomas Mann’ s Dr. Faustus and Jack Kerouac’ s Dr. Sax with discussions of previously overlooked twentieth-century expressions of the Faust myth, including American film noir and the Faust films of Stan Brakhage. She evaluates musical compositions— Hanns Eisler’ s Faust libretto, the opera Votre Faust by Henri Pousseur and Michel Butor, and Alfred Schnittke’ s Faust Cantata— as well as works of fiction and drama in French and German, many of which have heretofore never been discussed outside narrow disciplinary confines. Enhanced by twenty-four illustrations, Framing Faust provides a fascinating and focused narrative of some of the major cultural struggles of the past century as seen through the Faustian prism, and establishes Faust as an important present-day frame of reference.
Publisher :Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Release Date :2021-02-09 ISBN 13:1496434757 Total Pages :432 pages Rating :4.9/5 (496 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Orchard House :
Download or Read book The Orchard House written by Heidi Chiavaroli and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-02-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli transports readers across time and place in this time-slip novel that will appeal to fans of Little Women. Two women, one living in present day Massachusetts and another in Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House soon after the Civil War, overcome their own personal demons and search for a place to belong. 2001 Abandoned by her own family, Taylor is determined not to mess up her chance at joining the home of her best friend, Victoria Bennett. But despite attending summer camp at Louisa May Alcott’s historic Orchard House with Victoria and sharing dreams of becoming famous authors, Taylor struggles to fit in. As she enters college and begins dating, it feels like Taylor is finally finding her place and some stability . . . until Victoria’s betrayal changes everything. 1865 While Louisa May Alcott is off traveling the world, Johanna Suhre accepts a job tending Louisa’s aging parents and their home in Concord. Soon after arriving at Orchard House, Johanna meets Nathan Bancroft and, ignoring Louisa’s words of caution, falls in love and accepts Nathan’s proposal. But before long, Johanna experiences her husband’s dark side, and she can’t hide the bruises that appear. 2019 After receiving news of Lorraine Bennett’s cancer diagnosis, Taylor knows she must return home to see her adoptive mother again. Now a successful author, Taylor is determined to spend little time in Concord. Yet she becomes drawn into the story of a woman who lived there centuries before. And through her story, Taylor may just find forgiveness and a place to belong.
Publisher :JHU Press Release Date :2005-01-02 ISBN 13:9780801881701 Total Pages :286 pages Rating :4.8/5 (881 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Kiddie Lit :
Download or Read book Kiddie Lit written by Beverly Lyon Clark and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2005-01-02 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Honor Book for the 2005 Book Award given by the Children's Literature Association The popularity of the Harry Potter books among adults and the critical acclaim these young adult fantasies have received may seem like a novel literary phenomenon. In the nineteenth century, however, readers considered both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as works of literature equally for children and adults; only later was the former relegated to the category of "boys' books" while the latter, even as it was canonized, came frequently to be regarded as unsuitable for young readers. Adults—women and men—wept over Little Women. And America's most prestigious literary journals regularly reviewed books written for both children and their parents. This egalitarian approach to children's literature changed with the emergence of literary studies as a scholarly discipline at the turn of the twentieth century. Academics considered children's books an inferior literature and beneath serious consideration. In Kiddie Lit, Beverly Lyon Clark explores the marginalization of children's literature in America—and its recent possible reintegration—both within the academy and by the mainstream critical establishment. Tracing the reception of works by Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, L. Frank Baum, Walt Disney, and J. K. Rowling, Clark reveals fundamental shifts in the assessment of the literary worth of books beloved by both children and adults, whether written for boys or girls. While uncovering the institutional underpinnings of this transition, Clark also attributes it to changing American attitudes toward childhood itself, a cultural resistance to the intrinsic value of childhood expressed through sentimentality, condescension, and moralizing. Clark's engaging and enlightening study of the critical disregard for children's books since the end of the nineteenth century—which draws on recent scholarship in gender, cultural, and literary studies— offers provocative new insights into the history of both children's literature and American literature in general, and forcefully argues that the books our children read and love demand greater respect.
Publisher :Camden House Release Date :1998 ISBN 13:9781571131768 Total Pages :238 pages Rating :4.3/5 (131 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Trumpet of Reform :
Download or Read book The Trumpet of Reform written by Sigrid Bauschinger and published by Camden House. This book was released on 1998 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The influence of German literature and philosophy on American intellectuals in 19th-century New England. German literature played an important part in the formation of the minds and imaginations of progressive nineteenth-century New England intellectuals; this study looks especially at the Transcendentalists of the Concord circle, presenting five portraits of authors and their worlds -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott -- showing that each had a peculiarly productive relationship with the literature and intellectual traditions of Germany. The two main chapters of this study are devoted to Emerson and Fuller. Emerson learned German in order to read Goethe, even taking Goethe's Italienische Reise with him as hisvade mecum when he made his own Italian pilgrimage. Margaret Fuller's extraordinary knowledge of Goethe served her well in her position as editor of the Dial from 1840 to 1842, during which time she translated fromGerman and wrote essays on German subjects. The attention Bauschinger devotes to this journal clarifies the extent of the intellectual engagement Americans enjoyed with German thought and letters in its pages. The three shorter chapters on Thoreau and the Alcotts (father and daughter) concentrate on the inspirational role German literature played in various times of their lives. Sigrid Bauschinger teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst; Thomas S. Hansen is professor of German at Wellesley College.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2013-02-01 ISBN 13:1135068100 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.3/5 (135 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes :
Download or Read book Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes written by Larry E Sullivan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Despite efforts of contemporary reformers to curb the availability of dime novels, series books, and paperbacks, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes reveals how many readers used them as means of resistance and how fictional characters became models for self-empowerment. These literary genres, whose value has long been underestimated, provide fascinating insight into the formation of American popular culture and identity. Through these mass-produced, widely read books, Deadwood Dick, Old Sleuth, and Jessie James became popular heroes that fed the public’s imagination for the last western frontier, detective tales, and the myth of the outlaw. Women, particularly those who were poor and endured hard lives, used the literature as means of escape from the social, economic, and cultural suppression they experienced in the nineteenth century. In addition to the insight this book provides into texts such as “The Bride of the Tomb,” the Nick Carter Series, and Edward Stratemeyer’s rendition of the Lizzie Borden case, readers will find interesting information about: the roles of illustrations and covers in consumer culture Bowling Green’s endeavor to digitize paperback and pulp magazine covers bibliographical problems in collecting and controlling series books the effects of mass market fiction on young girls Louisa May Alcott’s pseudonym and authorship of three dime novels special collections competition among publishers A collection of work presented at a symposium held by the Library of Congress, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes makes an outstanding contribution to redefining the role of popular fiction in American life.