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CliffsNotes on Malamud's The Assistant

by Mordecai Marcus

This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.


The True Tails of Baker and Taylor

by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak

"Not since George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the 'someone' in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature...


Cold War Friendships

Repetition and Race

Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

by Rowland Hughes & Magdalen King-Hall

First published in 1944, Magdalen King-Hall's Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton is a historical novel set in late-seventeenth-century England. It tells the story of Barbara Skelton, a well-born young...


The Adventure of the Human Intellect: Self, Society, and the Divine in Ancient World Cultures

by Kurt A. Raaflaub

The Adventure of the Human Intellect presents the latest scholarship on the beginnings of intellectual history on a broad scope, encompassing ten eminent ancient or early civilizations from both the Old and...


Art & War: Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction

by Lavie Tidhar & Shimon Adaf

Shimon Adaf and Lavie Tidhar are two of Israel’s most subversive and politically outspoken writers.  Growing up on opposite sides of the Israeli  spectrum – Tidhar in the north of Israel in the Zion-ist,...


Mockingbird

by Charles J. Shields

An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman

To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth...


Sex with Shakespeare

by Jillian Keenan

A provocative, moving, kinky, and often absurdly funny memoir about Shakespeare, love, obsession, and spanking

When it came to understanding love, a teenage Jillian Keenan had nothing to guide her—until a production...


The Poetry of Walt Whitman

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1924 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Poetry of Walt Whitman' is an essay about the life and works...


Robert Browning: How to Know Him

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Robert Browning: How to Know Him' is a biography...


The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1918)

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century' is an...


Wordsworth and the Green Romantics: Affect and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century

by Lisa Ottum & Seth T. Reno

Ecocritical approaches to affect in the works of Wordsworth and other Romantic writers


The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

by M. A. Orthofer

For more than a decade, the Complete Review has been an essential and popular site for readers interested in learning about new books in translation and developments in global literature. Expanding upon the...


The Gothic Condition: Terror, History and the Psyche

by David Punter

This is a book of fourteen essays on themes within the Gothic, from the eighteenth century to the present day, by the best-known and most highly reputed current scholar of the Gothic.


Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil

by Bethany Hicok

When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de Macedo Soares and with the country...


The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Christopher González

From the influential work of Los Bros Hernandez in Love & Rockets, to comic strips and political cartoons, to traditional superheroes made nontraditional by means of racial and sexual identity (e.g., Miles Morales/Spider-Man),...


Shakespeare, Court Dramatist

Shakespeare's Money