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  • 1. Preface: New Melville

    2. Melville Climbs the Canon—Paul Lauter

    3. Lovers of Human Flesh: Homosexuality and Cannibalism in Melville's Novels—Caleb Crain

    4. The Eden of Saddle Meadows: Landscape and Ideology in Pierre—Samuel Otter

    5. Melville's Handsome Sailor: The Anxiety of Innocence—Nancy Ruttenburg

    6. The Moby-Dick White Elephant—Julian Markels

    7. Herman Melville, Wife Beating, and the Written Page—Elizabeth Renker

    Book Reviews

    8. Sinful Self, Saintly Self: The Puritan Experience of Poetry by Jeffrey A. Hammond–Jane Donahue Eberwein

    9. Female Piety in Puritan New England: The Emergence of Religious Humanism by Amanda Porterfield–Fritz Fleischmann

    10. The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the Early Republic by K. P Van Anglen –David M by Robinson

    11. Reappraising Benjamin Franklin: A Bicentennial Perspective by J. A. Leo Lemay–Daniel E by Williams

    12. William Byrd II and his Lost History: Engravings of the Americas by Margaret Beck Pritchard, Virginia Lascara Sites–Kevin J by Hayes

    13. Forms of Uncertainty: Essays in Historical Criticism by David Levin–Mason Lowance Jr.

    14. A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America by Frank Shuffelton–Barbara C. Ewell

    15. A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the American Reading Public by Ronald J. Zboray–David Paul Nord

    16. Narrating Discovery: The Romantic Explorer in American Literature, 1790-1855 by Bruce Greenfield–William L. Hedges

    17. Lost in the Customhouse: Authorship in the American Renaissance by Jerome Loving–Barton Levi St. Armand

    18. The Private Melville by Philip Young–R. Bruce Bickley Jr.

    19. Faith in a Seed: "The Dispersion of Seeds" and Other Late Natural History Writings by Henry D by Thoreau, Bradley P by Dean–Ronald Wesley Hoag

    20. Jones Very: The Complete Poems by Helen R by Deese–George Monteiro

    21. Walt Whitman and the Citizen's Eye by James Dougherty–Jerome Loving

    22. The Language(s) of Poetry: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins by James Olney–Joan Burbick

    23. The Pluralistic Philosophy of Stephen Crane by

    Patrick K. Dooley, John J by McDermott –William B by Dillingham

    24. Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America by Richard H. Brodhead–Nina Baym

    25. Readers in History: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response by James L. Machor –Timothy H. Scherman

    26. By the Law of Nature: Form and Value in Nineteenth-Century America by Howard Horwitz , American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition by

    Russell B. Goodman–Eric Cheyfitz

    27. To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature by Eric J. Sundquist–William L by Andrews

    28. White Collar Fictions: Class and Social Representation in American Literature, 1885-1925 by Christopher P. Wilson–Amy M. Thomas

    29. Writing their Nations: The Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Women Writers by Diane Lichtenstein–Miriyam Glazer

    30. Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century by Susan Coultrap-McQuinn, Edith Wharton's Women: Friends and Rivals by

    Susan Goodman–Carol J. Singley

    31. The Sexual Education of Edith Wharton by Gloria C. Erlich–Bruce Michelson

    32. The Trial of Curiosity: Henry James, William James, and the Challenge of Modernity by Ross Posnock–Edwin J. Barton

    33. American Salons: Encounters with European Mo

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