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Wordsworth: The Sense of History
Liu, Alan

The imaginative power of Wordsworth’s poetry stems from a denial of history so strong and precise that denial itself – the...

La Pinta: Chicana/o History, Culture, and Politics
Olguín, Ben

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and...

Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature
Andrea, Bernadette

In this innovative study, Bernadette Andrea focuses on the...

Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing
Waid, Candace

In this book, Candace Waid presents an innovative reading of the work...

Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830
Cook, Elizabeth Heckendorn

Trees and tree products have long been central to human...

One World of Literature
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

One World of Literature addresses students' concerns about social relevance in their reading, and their...

The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England
Kearney, James

In the course of the Reformation, artistic representation...