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Hamlet and Narcissus
Author: John Russell
In this book the author argues that the action of Hamlet, particularly its most puzzling and paradoxical element, Hamlet's delay, can best be understood in terms of Heinz Kohut's concept of narcissism.
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ISBN: 978-0874135336 $75.00

Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1900
Author: Alan R. Young
This book examines the manner in which Shakespeare's Hamlet was perceived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and represented in the available visual media. The more than 2,000 visual images of Hamlet that the author has identified both reflected the critical reception of the play and simultaneously influenced the history of the ever-changing constructed cultural phenomenon that we refer to as Shakespeare.
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ISBN: 978-1611492170 $95.00

The Hamlets: Cues, Qs, and Remembered Texts
Author: Paul Menzer
While differences among the three early printed texts of Hamlet have often been considered in terms of interpretive conequences in performances, The Hamlets instead considers practical issues in the playhouse and acting economy of early modern London. This book examines how Shakespeare's company operated, how it may have treated the authorial text, what the actors' needs might be, and how the three texts may be manifestations of the play's life in the theater.
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ISBN: 978-1611490824 $80.00

Hanging the Moon: The Rollins Rise to Riches
Author: Drury Pifer
Hanging the Moon follows the tumultuous career of John Rollins and his brother Wayne, offering the reader a close view of a great American entrepreneur and insight into how we, as a society, privilege business over all other institutions.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
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ISBN: 978-1611492019 $80.00

H. C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America
Author: David McCarthy
This book examines the antiwar work of one American artist in relation to the cultural history of the Cold War. The study provides new and detailed information on this important artist, while also contributing to the study of masculinity, dissent, art, violence, and war in the last half of the twentieth century.
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ISBN: 978-1611492538 $70.00

Henry Fielding (1707-1754): Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Magistrate: A Double Anniversary Tribute
Editor: Claude Rawson
This collection, to which many of the world's leading authorities on Fielding have contributed, contains papers on all the major aspects of his work and life, as one of the great early masters of the novel, as England's best-known playwright in his day, as a political journalist and activist, and as a social thinker and magistrate. The important new scholarship assembled in this volume is designed as a tribute to Fielding on the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of his death in 1754 and the tercentenary of his birth in 1707.
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ISBN: 978-1611492842 $90.00

Heroes of Empire: The British Imperial Protagonist in America, 1594-1764
Author: Richard Frohock
This book builds on existing work by offering a new focal point: the evolution of the British imperial hero in America from Sir Walter Raleigh's Discoverie of . . . Guiana (1596) to James Grainger's The Sugar Cane (1764). Each individual chapter isolates a distinct type of colonial hero, furnishing examples from a wide variety of narratives, including some nonfiction essays and tracts, but chiefly novels, plays, and poems.
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ISBN: 978-0874138795 $75.00

The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy
Author: James C. Bulman
Shakespeare's idiom is an aggregate of archaic modes of speech and codes of conduct. This book attempts to make that idiom more accessible and, in the process, to illuminate the significance of heroic concepts to a study of Shakespeare's tragedies and histories.
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ISBN: 978-0874132717 $80.00

Heroic Mode and Political Crisis, 1660-1745
Author: Elaine McGirr
This book explores a cultural language, the heroic, that remained consistently powerful through the social, political, and dynastic turbulence of the long eighteenth century. An analysis of this cultural language and its different valence over time not only unpacks the overlap between aesthetic and political debate in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, but also firmly grounds the eighteenth-century's revolution in taste and manners in the ongoing ideological debates about dynastic politics and the foundations of authority.
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ISBN: 978-1611491067 $75.00

Hey Presto! Swift and the Quacks
Author: Hugh Ormsby-Lennon
In this book the author reveals how medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swift’s imagination and inspired his wittiest satiric voices. Swift dubbed these multifaceted traveling entertainments his Stage-itinerant or "Mountebank's Stage." In the course of arguing that the stage-itinerant formed an irresistible model for A Tale of a Tub, Ormsby-Lennon also surmises that the mountebank's stage will disclose that missing link, long sought, which connects the twin objects of Swift's ire: gross corruptions in both religion and learning.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2012
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ISBN: 978-1611490121 $95.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor, 1805-1873
Author: Richard P. Wunder
A detailed account of the life and career of Hiram Powers (1805-73), the first American-born sculptor to win international fame. Drawing mainly on his correspondence, volume one focuses on the artist's life; and volume two consists of a catalogue of his work and contains more than 225 illustrations. Corrects numerous errors of fact that have been perpetuated about Powers. Illustrated.
The Charles C. Eldredge Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Vol. 2. ISBN: 978-0874133103 $100.00

Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century in Honor of Everett Zimmerman
Editors: Lorna Clymer and Robert Mayer
This collection of twelve essays by colleagues, students, and friends of Everett Zimmerman treats four topics that Zimmerman explored during his career: the representation of the self in narratives, the early British novel and related forms, their epistemological and generic borders, and their intellectual and cultural contexts. The contributors investigate epistemological and narrative distinctions between history and fiction as they meet or overlap in the novel's relationship to other forms, whether fictional, historical, or material.
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ISBN: 978-1611492903 $80.00

History of Delaware, Fifth Edition
Author: John A. Munroe
Originally undertaken by the author as a Bicentennial project in 1975, and now the standard history of the state, this volume chronicles the history of Delaware from the early 1600s to the present. John A. Munroe was H. Rodney Sharp Professor of History at the University of Delaware.
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Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611492934 $85.00

Hyperion and the Hobbyhorse: Studies in Carnivalesque Subversion
Author: Arthur Lindley
This book studies the interaction in late medieval and Renaissance English literature of Augustinian theology and the modes of subversive humor Bakhtin calls carnival. This interaction produces a sustained interrogation of public identity which limits medieval culture and its major texts to those of the Renaissance
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ISBN: 978-0874135886 $70.00

Hysteria, Hypnotism, the Spirits, and Pornography: Fin-de-Siècle Cultural Discourses in the Decadent Rachilde
Author: Michael R. Finn
This book explores the life and fiction of the French decadent writer Rachilde (pen name of Marguerite Eymery), using her as a case study to examine the impact late nineteenth-century theories about female hysteria, medical hypnotism, mediums, and spiritualism had on the female creative psyche.
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ISBN: 978-1611491241 $80.00

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