Rob Roy (Afterward)
Deborah D. Rogers and Walter Scott
From its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognized as containing some of Scott's finest writing and most engaging, fully realized characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was already a legendary, disputed figure by the time Scott wrote a heroic Scottish Robin Hood to some, an over-glamorized, unprincipled predator to others. Scott approaches Rob Roy indirectly, through the adventures of his fictional hero, Frank Osbaldistone, amid the political turmoil of England and Scotland in 1715. With characteristic care Scott reconstructs the period and settings so as to place Rob Roy and the Scotland he inhabits amid conflicting moral, economic and historical forces. This edition features, besides a new critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, an essay outlining clearly the novels historical context and a glossary of Scottish words and phrases used by Scott's colorful, vernacular characters.
Persisting Traditions: Artisan Work and Culture in Bangor, Maine, 1820-1860
Carol N. Toner
This book is about the work and culture of artisans in Bangor, Maine, during the decades of early industrialization. The central question posed here is how did these artisans, these highly skilled housewrights and shipwrights, tinsmiths and blacksmiths, carriage makers and cabinet makers, coopers and cordwainers, iron founders and other skilled workers, respond to the emerging industrial system?
Critical Response to Ann Radcliffe
Deborah D. Rogers Editor
Ann Radcliffe was one of the most influential women writers of the 18th century. Best known as the author of The Italian and The Mysteries of Udolpho, she contributed to the rise of the English novel and the development of the female gothic. This book brings together, for the first time, almost one hundred documents on her work, including contemporary reviews, letters, diary entries, the most important critical assessments, and several new pieces. The volume begins with an extensive introductory essay on Radcliffe's work and the critical reception of it. The chapters that follow consist of chronologically arranged critical analyses of particular works by Radcliffe. Several chapters then present general critical responses to her writings. The book concludes with a bibliography of selected additional readings.
Bookseller as Rogue: John Almon and the Politics of Eighteenth-Century Publishing
Deborah D. Rogers
Based on archival research, this fascinating new work represents the first full-length biography of John Almon, the most important political bookseller of the second half of the eighteenth century. Using Almon as a case study, Deborah Rogers examines the way in which political pressure on booksellers affected the literature of the period. Bookseller as Rogue chronicles Almon's relationships with such important politicians as Richard Grenville (Earl Temple), John Wilkes, John Calcraft, Edmund Burke, and Benjamin Franklin. Rogers also analyzes Almon's libel trials, his fight for freedom of the press, and his efforts on behalf of the American Revolution. A valuable appendix catalogues works issued under Almon's imprint.
Disorders of War: The Revolution in South Carolina
Jerome J. Nadelhaft
Perhaps historians neglected South Carolina because the more populous Massachusetts and Virginia seemed more active in precipitating the Revolution and because they produced men who became presidents and vice presidents. Perhaps they were wooed by the published collections of revolutionary era documents and the massive unpublished private papers. By comparison, few of South Carolina's records have been published and few private papers have survived. There is little personal material for Christopher Gadsden, less still for John Rutledge, and less still for Alexander Gillon. This book is an attempt to help redress the old imbalance, to describe the consequences of American Independence and the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.
Basic Processes in Adult Developmental Psychology
Merrill F. Elias Editor, Penelope K. Elias, and Jeffrey W. Elias
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