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18768. Edgar Allen Poe’S Gothic Influences. This paper is about the gothic elements in the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. It is argued that Poe explored psychological states of mind, particularly as they pertained to feelings of fear. References are made to various works, with an emphasis on “Ligeia” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” TAGS: Poe, gothic literature, paranormal, horror, psychology, Poe. MLA Style. 11 pages, 33 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources. 2,753 pages.   $77
18111. Dramatization of a Scene From Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky." This paper first presents a dramatic version of the climatic scene from Stephen Crane's short story. Then, in first person, the choices made in creating this dramatization are discussed. Issues include theme, point of view, characterization, dramatic tension, the use of dialogue and actions, and the role of collaboration in creating a work for the stage. Certain aspects of the original story were impossible to recreate in a dramatic version, and it is noted that an effort was made to compensate for this fact. KEYWORDS: literature drama Stephen Crane. MLA Style. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,614 words.   $42
17324. Images of Motherhood. This paper compares Julian of Norwich’s image of God as mother (as contained in chapters 59-61 of A Book of Showings) with Frances W. Harper’s image of mother in her poem “The Slave Mother.” Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth century Englishwoman and religious writer, claims that God is mother as well as father. Frances W. Harper, a nineteenth century African American woman, was an advocate for both civil rights and women’s rights. In her poem “The Slave Mother,” Harper, like Julian of Norwich, indicates that the primary quality of motherhood is all-encompassing love. KEYWORDS: motherhood maternal images. Written 2005 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1,467 words.   $42
15904. "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton (Book Review) . This paper argues that the character Lily Bart is a victim of “self-sabotage.” She fails in her effort to attain high social standing and an extravagant lifestyle because of her addiction to gambling, her indecision regarding potential marriage partners, and her run-in with the socially powerful Bertha Dorset. 6 pages; 21 footnotes; 1 bibliographic source.   $42
15896. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Book Review). This paper provides an overview and analysis of Stowe’s novel which illustrates the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery. Some of the characters in the novel provide justifications for slavery and others express their reasons for opposing it. Stowe’s novel also demonstrates how slaves were kept disunited and powerless, and how some slaves acted to resist authority. Stowe’s personal views on the issue are also revealed in the novel, as well as the role of lawmakers and the church in allowing slavery to persist. 13 pages; 24 footnotes; 1 bibliographic sources.   $91
15861. Harriet Beecher Stowe. This paper provides an overview of the life and work of the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Includes a discussion of Stowe's views on 'moderate feminism,' and the ways in which her work is still relevant to contemporary women. 13 pages; 32 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources.   $91
15708. The Writings of Captain John Smith and William Bradford. A comparison of the works of these two figures of American history. Both writers used a "plain style" and emphasized the opportunities to be "self-made" in the New World, yet the style and content of their writings also differ because Smith was an adventurer and Bradford was a religious refugee and settler. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
15551. "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" (Edgar Allan Poe). A comparison of these two stories, both of which are concerned with narrators with psychological problems who are overconfident they will be able to get away with their terrible crimes. The narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" is obviously mad; the narrator of "The Black Cat" blames his problems on supernatural forces, but he is also "unreliable" because he is an alcoholic. 8 pages, 24 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
15128. The American Character in Four 19th Century Novels. Examines the uniquely American aspects in the protagonists of four master works of 19th Century literature: Captain Ahab, Hester Prynne, Huckleberry Finn, and Isabel Archer. The American character is seen defined by the quest for independence, and its opposition to the native tendency of repression of freedom. 20 pages, 19 footnotes, 9 bibliographic references.   $133
15045. The Prairie (James Fenimore Cooper). How three of the novel's characters represent three ways of humans interacting with nature: Ishmael Bush (the effort to conquer nature through force), Dr. Obed Bat (the effort to tame nature through science), and Natty Bumppo (the effort to live in harmony with nature). 7 pages, 26 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $49
14048. The Life and Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Comprehensive portrayal of the life and works of this fascinating 19th Century writer. Includes a biographical sketch which considers how the solitude and loneliness in Hawthorne's personal life affected his work. Discusses Hawthorne's marriage and his experience with communal living. Profiles Hawthorne's relationships with other writers of the era. Discusses his major works, and provides an expanded analysis of a few of his more popular works such as The Scarlet Letter. 17 pages, 45 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $119
13736. "Rappacini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Examines the use of symbolism in Hawthorne's short story, looking especially at symbols taken from nature and science to describe the beauty and curse of the Italian daughter. 4 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
13653. The American by Henry James. Explores James' characterization of the American and European society and personality as depicted in the novel. Argues that the author's viewpoint was relentlessly American in terms of morality and character judgment. 4 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
13317. Epic Journeys in "Huckleberry Finn" and "Grapes of Wrath". Compares the physical and symbolic odysseys of the protagonists in the novels by Mark Twain and John Steinbeck. Huck's journey is seen as an escape and liberation that leads to maturity, while the Joad's westward trek is seen as a desperate struggle for survival. 9 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $63
13276. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe). Discusses the purpose of the book, the role of religion, how the characters embody Northern and Southern attitudes, and the Christlike qualities of Tom. Concludes that, although the book is melodramatic, it was important in its time for clarifying the issues of the slavery debate. 6 pages, 23 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
13223. The Problem of Evil. Discusses the problem as presented in works by Goya ("Saturn Devouring His Children"), Poe (Fall of the House of Usher) and Voltaire (Candide). Argues that Goya's view is too pessimistic and Poe's is too fantastic. Of the three, Voltaire's position is the one most useful in everyday life. 7 pages, 14 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $49
13216. The Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Discusses the circumstances of Poe's last days and considers the theories relating to the cause of his death. Although the evidence supports rabies (more than alcoholism, brain disease or exposure), the mystery of Poe's death may never be conclusively solved. 10 pages, 41 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
13018. Setting and Characterization in Five Short Stories. Compares stories by Fitzgerald, Poe, Harte, London and Porter in terms of the places and people they project. The social significance of a human, passionate connection is seen as paramount in all five American writers. 9 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $63
12610. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass. Compares and contrasts the emotional, melodramatic style of Uncle Tom's Cabin with the calm realism of Douglass' autobiographical writings. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
12217. Emotions and Environment in Twain's "Huckleberry Finn". Analyzes Twain's novel as a study of human nature in a variety of settings. Examines Huck's changing feelings as he encounters new people in unfamiliar surroundings and as he confronts the reality of man's inhumanity to man. Huck's exposure to a broad and varied physical environment is seen as a metaphor for his growing understanding of human nature. 10., 19f., 1b.   $70
12129. Religious Symbolism in Melville's Moby Dick. Discusses the novel as a spiritual journey and analyzes such symbols as the sea, the great white whale and the pulpit shaped like the front of a ship. Also considers Biblical references in the novel and contrasts Ishmael's open-minded attitude toward religion to Captain Ahab's limited vision. 8 pages, 27 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
12044. Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Contrasts the Christ-like innocence of the character Billy Budd with the serpent-like evil of John Claggart. Claims that the central conflict of the story is with Captain Vere's need to choose between his duty to the law and his love for Billy Budd. Also discusses the unique narrative technique used by Melville in the story. 4 pages, 19 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
11938. The Pioneers by James Fenimoore Cooper. Contrasts the roles of Natty Bumpo and Leatherstocking in describing the mixed merits of progress in a developing 19th century America. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11873. "Huckleberry Finn" and American Culture. Summarizes Mark Twain's book, following the moral development of Huckleberry Finn. Explores themes relevant to late 19th century American culture. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $70
11620. The Scarlet Letter. Evaluates Hawthorne's novel in terms of what it tells and fails to tell the modern reader about Puritan society in early Massachusetts. Concludes that while the novel does not reveal the everyday life of the society, it does tell the modern reader quite a bit about the psychological and moral structure of that society. 5 pages, 76 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $35
11619. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Analyzes Stowe's novel in terms of its depiction of the operation and brutality of the Southern slavery system. Concludes that Stowe's message was that slavery brutalized all components of the society in which it was permitted to exist. 5 pages, 71 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11550. Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter. Contemporary dissection of this novel, answering three questions on Hester, women in Puritan society, and the male characters. Finds the book an almost static portrait dominated by the narrator, Hester inexplicably stronger than humanly possible, Chillingsworth motiveless, and Dimmesdale "miserable and ineffective." 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
11549. Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Convincing Argument Against Slavery. Answers the question of what made this book an effective argument against slavery, detailing how Stowe uses all aspects of the book, from major and minor plot incidents through her constant focus on the separation of families and the un-Christian nature of slavery, to make a compelling argument against the practice of slavery. 7 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
11420. The Theme of Twinning in Two Stories by Poe. Critical essay on the theme of twinning in Poe's "Ligeia" and his "The Fall of the House of Usher." In each story, the idea of doubling is carried beyond the surface elements into deeper, subtler comparisons and contrasts, and in both cases ending up by questioning the narrator/protagonist's identity and/or sanity. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $63
11117. Kate Chopin's "The Awakening". A critique of the turn of the century novel of a married woman's awakening to sexuality and infidelity. Edna's strengths and weaknesses are seen as realism in character portrayal. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
11087. Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter". Images of Hawthorne's home town of Salem, Massachusetts in his novel of Puritan guilt and redemption are analyzed, with people and buildings cited. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
11046. Nathanial Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown". Hawthorne's short story about a night of temptation and devil worship in old New England is analyzed in terms of symbolic names and images. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10411. Symbolism and Imagery in Frank Norris' "Mcteague". Frank Norris' realistic novel of greed and murder in 19th Century California is examined for its symbolism and imagery. Gold, the caged canary, and brute animalism are analyzed. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09985. The Portrayal of Race in Huckleberry Finn. An analysis of Twain's depiction of race and racial characteristics in the novel. Twain's personal experiences are compared with the changing attitude of Huck Finn toward his companion Jim as their river voyage progresses. 17 pages, 38 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $119
09809. Upton Sinclair's the Jungle. Summary and evaluation of the major themes in Sinclair's novel about working class life in Chicago. Argues that while Sinclair's arguments in favor of socialism seemed ineffective, the author did an admirable job of bringing the issues of unsanitary food preparation, the need for unemployment insurance, and stricter child labor laws into focus. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09800. Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle". Considers the major ideas in Sinclair's novel about the struggles and tragedies in the lives of an immigrant family in turn-of-the-century Chicago. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09592. Money for Love: Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country". An analysis of the theme of exchanging love for money as exemplified through the protagonist in Wharton's novel. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
09502. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn: Partners in Crime. Compares and contrasts Twain's heroes, focusing on the different ways in which they relate to society. While both are seen as social outcasts, Tom appears to be far more concerned about social mores and social judgments. 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
09483. Spiritual Pilgrimage in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". Considers the theme of spiritual pilgrimage (sin and redemption) in Hawthorne's allegory, as evidenced through the characters hester and Dimmesdale. 15 pages, 33 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $105
09165. "Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain. Focus on the character of Roxy in Twain's short novel, including Roxy's relationship to Pudd'nhead. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, l bibliographic source.   $42
09034. Elements of Folklore in Washington Irving. Irving's use of folk tales and legend in Rip Van Winkle and other stories is analyzed; his mixture of Indian, Dutch and original folklore is noted. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
08932. Thoreau's Journal. The author's powers of observation and solitary philosophy are examining through excerpts from his journal. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, l bibliographic source.   $35
08665. A Comparative Analysis of Twain's a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Addams' Twenty Years at Hull House. Compares the treatment of social reform and human nature in these two works, to see how Twain the satirist and Hull the reformer arrive at their iconoclastic positions. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $49
08560. Crime and Punishment in Melville's "Billy Budd". An eloquent analysis of the theme of crime and punishment portrayed through Herman Melville's character Billy Budd. Focuses upon Billy Budd's character, the crime itself, and on the execution. 5 pages, 4 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
08534. Crime and Punishment in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". Considers the theme of crime and punishment in "The Scarlet Letter" as portrayed through the character Hester. Her crime is analyzed as an offense against God. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
08375. '"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (A Review). Discusses the moral lessons in Hawthorne's novel and the struggle between good and evil as embodied in the main characters. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
07803. Herman Melville's Billy Budd. A brief critique of Melville's story of a young seaman who is hanged for mutiny; focuses on innocence and evil in the novel's allegory. 4 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
07733. Contrast in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". An examination of Nathaniel Hawthorne's use of light and dark imagery in "The Scarlet Letter." 4 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
07343. Isolation and Society in Moby Dick and Huckleberry Finn. The social and cultural isolation of Melville's protagonist Captain Ahab is compared to the human involvement of Twain's Huck Finn. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1,183 words.   $35
07215. Jack London's Alcoholism. The adventure novelist's lifelong struggle with alcoholism is examined from the standpoint of his confessional tract John Barleycorn. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
07196. "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville (A Review). Perceptive review and summary of Melville's short novel about a Christ-like sailor and his fate. Focuses on the characterization and symbolism of the major characters: Budd, Claggert, Capt. Vere. Finds the novel "an almost purely symbolic and moral drama." 10 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.   $70
07187. A Critical Comparison: Red Badge of Courage and a Farewell to Arms. Focuses on similarities and differences in themes, imagery, religious symbolism and the common moral that there is absolutely no glory in war. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $56
06556. "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. The background and personality of Huck Finn, the protagonist of Twain's novel, are analyzed in this brilliant timeless novel by Mark Twain. Huck is seen as a decent boy who rebels against all the strictures of society. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.   $35
06555. "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain (A Review). The character of Huck's companion, the runaway slave Jim, is examined in this study. Jim is seen as a natural spirit who must have freedom. 4 pages, footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
06251. "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (A Review). This moral fable and its potential psychological and psychoanalytical interpretations are considered in this paper. 6 pages, 1 footnote, 1 BIB. Notes in text.   $42
05766. Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The role of the river in Mark Twain's novel is examined together with what it symbolizes in relation to the land. 4 pages, 4 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $28
05764. Natural and Social Law in Huckleberry Finn and the Mysterious Stranger. The author describes the development of morality in Huck Finn as Huck deals with freedom and slavery for himself as well as his friend Jim. Next is a synopsis of morality in Twain's The Mysterious Stranger, and a brief comparison of the two books. Outline is included. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $49
05013. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. A character study of the protagonist of Twain's novel, with attention to the author's treatment of the world of children. Tom and Huck are seen as aspects of Twain's own personality, reflected in the romatic legend of the opening American West. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
04802. Values in the Work of Henry David Thoreau. Henry David Thoreau's search for new values in life are examined, and hypothetical reactions of the philosopher to modern events are postulated. His ideas are then compared to a modern pro-technologist's. 5 pages, footnotes in text, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
04618. Benito Cereno and the Confidence Man. The use of Satanic symbolism of evil in Melville's short story and novel is studied in this essay. Changes of identity by the devil, symbolism of black and white, and other literary devices are noted and criticized in the larger context of the works. Evil is seen as distinct from wild nature in itself. 13 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $91
04614. The Function of the River in Huckleberry Finn. The symbolism and strategic use of the Mississippi river as an avenue of escape in Clemens novel is exsmined. The code of values Huck learns on the river is contrasted with that of the town life he suffered through. The problem of justice, in the case of runaway Jim, and of morality, in the swindlers the King and the Duke, are commented on. 12 pages, 16 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
04613. Mark Twain (Aka: Samuel Clemens). An examination of Samuel Clemens' nom-de-plume (Mark Twain) in light of his relation to the Gilded Age. Twains' view on humor, hypocrisy, government and the literary community of New England are studied, and the personal history of Twain and his family is looked, into in detail. 10 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 biblographic sources.   $70
04553. Dame Shirley. Good complete study of the life and works of Dame Shirley, a New England woman whose writings on the California gold rush stimulated the work of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
04431. "Black Thunder" by Arna Wendell Bontemps. Book summary and review of Bontemps' novel of a black slave revolt written in 1936 which is found to be dramatic and well-rounded. 4 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
03557. Devil Images in the "Scarlett Letter", "Young Goodman Brown", "Moby Dick" and "Billy Budd". The nature of evil and the image of the devil is examined as portrayed in four works of 19th century American literature. Hawthorne is seen as depicting the devil in man, while Melville is said to have viewed evil as an inhuman and natural phenomenon. 11 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $77
03382. The Question of State Power in Marx, Engels and Lenin. The power of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the Marxist state is seen as unifying the thought of these three on the violent class struggle of the Communist revolution. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $42
03198. Twain's Huck Finn and Faulkner's Young Ike as Provincial Heroes. A comparison of the protagonists of Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" and Faulkner's "The Bear" for their views of rural and cosmopolitan experience. The innocence of the rustic is viewed as a reflection of American values. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
03034. Growing Awareness in Henry James’ “the Ambassadors”. The Jamesian theme of the American in Europe is considered as the encounter of the New World consciousness with the awareness of evil. Uses "Portrait of a Lady" and "The American" plus other works as comparisons. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
03033. Hamlin Garland and Stephen Crane. Garland's "The Return of the Private" and Crane's "The Blue Hotel" are analyzed for flaws of moralizing, overly didactic comment and sentimentality. 3p., Of., Ob.   $21
03032. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane. the background and mood of Crane's novel is set in the context of the naturalist writings and thinking of the writer's day. 3p., Of., Ob.   $21
02586. Pearl - the Symbol of Nature in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. The symbolism of Hester Frynne's daughter as the spirit of wildness and nature is reviewed, and her relationship to the natural world is examined. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
02509. Moby Dick by Herman Melville. A short history of the publication and reception of Melville's novel is presented, and a look is taken at the themes and motifs as allegorical and many-levelled in their complexity. 5p., Of., 5b.   $35
02485. Hiring the Handicapped. Very good, thorough study of why firms do or do not hire the handicapped; includes definitions, statistics, reasons of cost, good discussion of relation between "handicapped are good workers" and "handicapped are forced to compensate more to gain acceptance." 3p., tables 12 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $21
02458. Pearl as a Manifestation of the Medieval Cult of the Virgin. Very good examination of cult of Mary, in two parts; an overview of Women's roles in late Medieval times with positive and negative archetypes. The second part delineates the imagery of the Virgin in the Medieval poem "Pearl." 12 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
02216. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau's concept of the pond as a transcendent entity is examined in this paper. The transition of the pond from a mere body of water to a god image is observed. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
02213. Thoreau's Walden: "The Poet and Hermit." Critical analysis of the dialogue between the poet and the hermit in Walden. 5p. 6f. lb.   $35
02190. Four Novels. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Martin Eden, The Ambassadors and Huckleberry Finn are compared and contrasted as works of social criticism. The dehumanizing forces of society are examined as portrayed in each work, and the moral postures of leading characters analysed. 16p., Of., Ob.   $112
02187. "The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville. The author's use of allegory and satire in his study of human weaknesses is pointed out, and the cruelties of human nature examined. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliography.   $35
02182. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Characters. The writers fictional creations, are interpreted as explorations of the conflict between resson and imagination; thorough character analyses of each subject are provided, and an in-depth look at the concepts of sin and spiritual truth in Hawthorne's work included. 21p., Of., Ob.   $133
02181. Bret Harte's Three Major Stories. A look at the metamorphic similes and metaphors in "The Luck of Roaring Camp", "The Outcasts" and "The Tennessee Partner", situation, tone, ideas and characters are discussed. llp., Of., Ob.   $77
01941. The "Death of God" in O'connor and Hawthorne. The modern theological concept is applied to short stories by the two authors, Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" and O'Connors "Good Country People"; elements of religious belief and disbelief in each story are compared. 5p., Of., Ob.   $35
01191. Mark Twain's Literary Style. The American novelist's work is examined for stylistic elements of dialect and imagery. A short biography of the writer is included. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
00841. The Myth of John Henry. The story of the steel-driving man is examined in light of its geographical, socio-economic and religious origins. 7p., Of., Ob.   $49
00795. "Walking" With Thoreau. the American philosopher's views on society and the individual are reviewed. Passages from the essay "Walking" are used to illuminate the life and thought behind Thoreau's quest for freedom. lOp., 9f., 2b.   $70
00788. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana. The picture of California in 1835 found in Dana's novel is examined, and descriptions of the economy, social structures and clothing of the Californians of that day are discussed. 7p., Of., Ob.   $49
00771. Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Dana's novel is looked at as an introduction to California life under the Mexican governors; California history and civilization are discussed knowledgeably. 8p., Of., 2b.   $56
00760. Walden, of Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau. A look at Thoreau's book at a description of an experiment in simplified living. The ideals and goals of the author are said to be basic and profound in terms of happiness and self-fulfillment. lOp., Of., Ob.   $70
00755. The Narrator of Billy Budd. Hermann Melville's narrative technique in his short novel of summary justice at sea are examined; the author's philosophy and the true nature of the characters are seen as revealed through the technique of Inside Narrative. 6p., Of., lb.   $42
00591. "My Kinsman Major Molineux" and "Young Goodman Brown." Two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne are analyzed for their themes of evil and moral responsibility. 6 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
00484. Four Tales by Hawthorne. "Young Goodman Brown", "My Kinsman, Major Molineux", "Ethan Brand" and "The Minister's Black Veil". are reviewed as moral and religions lessons. 4p., Of., Ob.   $35
00314. Stephen Crane as an Existentialist. The American realist writer is compared to Sartre and the existentialists, with his short story "The Open Boat" seen as an existential treatment of the problem of death, similar in many ways to Sartre's "The wall". Freedom and possibility are considered as existential themes in Crane's work. 9 pages, 17 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $63
00221. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The nineteenth century novel of Puritan morality and its effect on the lives of Hester Prynne and her lover Arthur Dimmsdale is reviewed; the secret relationship of the main characters is discussed. 5p., 11f., lb.   $35
00183. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane. A comprehensive examination of Crane's work on a downfallen girl's life, setting the book in the main currents of nineteeth century realism; the naturalism of the book is seen as a revolution in pessimistic and ironic literature. The emphasis is on Crane's Social Philosophy. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
00181. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Setting, plot and characterization in Crane's Civil War novel arc analyzed and criticized; an ambivalent review, praising the style and down-grading the theory of bravery. 8p., Of., Ob.   $56
00086. George Washington Harris. The nineteenth.century writer of Western humor is examined at length; forms of dialect and misspelling of spoken language are commented on, and slapstick and other comic techniques reviewed. lOp.; Of.; Ob.   $70
00077. Realism in Mark Twain's Work. A study of Twain's revolt against romantic literary and social tradition through realism, looking at the plot development and style in his epic novel, "Huckleberry Finn", noting the contract of Tom the romantic and Huck the realist. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
00060. Melville's Mysterious Blackness. The role of the opposition of white and black in "Bartleby the Scrivener" and Benito Cereno" is discussed. 4p.; Ob.; Ob.   $28
00013. Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno." Racial conflict and the normal order of the world are examined in Melville's short story. Spiritual values are linked with the weakness of the Church and the failure of the white man's moral systems. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $49
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