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Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

ISBN: 978-0-9950291-2-5                                                                                 

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Frankenstein is, arguably, one of the most iconic novels in English literature. With its powerful, unsettling plot, isolated characters, and the wretched Creature at its center, it has become part of the Western cultural fabric. Mary Shelley reminds us that the error of the scientist can only have dreadful consequences if the rest of society proves to be irresponsible. Frankenstein’s one sin is a sin of omission, rather than a sin of commission: he fails to accept the responsibilities of his creativity, and for this he is fearfully punished. But the real villain of the work is all mankind, the social animal that blindly abuses his tools.

Frankenstein is read today in two slightly different versions: the first edition of 1818, written by a very young Mary Shelley; and the edition of 1831, in which irreversible fate is more powerful than human free will. Other, minor, differences between the two texts originate in yet another version of 1823. In the present edition, we have preferred the 1818 original text, more useful for the student of British Romanticism, but we have incorporated all those corrections from 1823 that the novelist chose to preserve in 1831, in the hope of doing justice to the young Mary Shelley, without entirely disregarding the wishes of the mature author.
*Student edition, with an introduction by specialist Sylvia Hunt * Lightly annotated * The unabridged text of a great classic * Academic, easy-to-read format * Comprehensive introduction that helps students navigate Jane Austen’s world, the novel, and the issues relevant for today’s reader.

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Ana Isabel: A Respectable Girl

Antonia Palacios

ISBN: 978-0-9950291-1-8

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 This is the first English translation of one of the key works of 20th-century Venezuelan fiction. Published in 1949, Ana Isabel: A Respectable Girl by Antonia Palacios is a classic coming-of-age story set in Caracas in the 1920s, exploring issues of race, class, and gender and exposing the colonial and patriarchal legacy of the country in the era before urban development and the dependence on an oil economy.
A modern Latin American classic and the Venezuelan counterpart of Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street (1984), Ana Isabel: A Respectable Girl broke with the symbolic realist genre in vogue in Latin American narrative works and inaugurated a new form of expression with poetic overtones.
Without patronizing or writing a manifesto, Antonia Palacios acknowledges the
complexities, evokes the atmosphere and exposes the contradictions of a bygone
era in Caracas.   Maria Gracia Pardo, University of Miami
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 Antonia Palacios (1904-2001) was one of the most important Venezuelan writers of the 20th century. A poet, novelist, essayist and short-story writer, she was also a prominent feminist and civil rights activist.
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RoseAnna Mueller, Professor Emerita at Columbia College Chicago, teaches Latin American Literature and Art. She is the author of Teresa de la Parra: A Literary Life (2012).
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Dracula: A Study of Editorial Practices

ISBN:978-0-9939951-8-7

Dracula A Study of Editorial Practices

Dracula: A Study of Editorial Practices focuses on deconstructing sanctioned Dracula criticism which, for decades, has constructed Transylvania as the land of the vampires. The present study is an unforgiving close look at scholarly editions of Stoker’s novel and shows that the scholarship and the editorial practices are flawed. Following in the Saidian tradition, this study makes the case that the editors of Dracula have misrepresented Transylvania, Romania, and East Central Europe in general, with little regard to the peoples and cultures of the region.

 

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 Dracula: The Postcolonial Edition

Bram Stoker

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-9-4 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-0-9950291-0-1 (hardcover)

Dracula The Postocolonial Edition

This is the first postcolonial edition of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic. For scholars interested in decolonization in literary studies this is a prime example. Jonathan Harker’s colonial adventure and Bram Stoker’s imperialist discourse are restored to their original context of British economic and political involvement in East-Central Europe. This edition relies both on British and Romanian sources and exposes the cultural appropriation and distortion of Romanian history and folklore. Among the many threads the editors have followed is the very significant one related to the superimposition of the vampire onto Romanian beliefs. This edition avoids the misinformation perpetuated by previous editions of Dracula published during the last four decades. It carefully supplies geographical, historical, ethnographical, and cultural information that will help future scholars as well as the general public. In correctly placing Stoker’s novel within British colonial literature, this edition draws attention to the dangers of Othering and of turning a blind eye to Victorian and neo-Victorian practices.

(eds. Cristina Artenie and Dragos Moraru)

 

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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

ISBN 978-0-9939951-7-0

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 *Student edition, with an introduction by Jane Austen specialist Sylvia Hunt * Lightly annotated * The unabridged text of a great classic * Academic, easy-to-read format, aimed primarily at undergraduate and AP English courses  * Comprehensive introduction that helps students navigate Jane Austen’s world, the novel, and the issues relevant for today’s reader.

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

  John Cleland

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-6-3

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

This is a scholarly edition addressing different expectations of the readership, by including both the original text and an updated version. In the former, today’s readers can follow the unadulterated voice of the narrator, Fanny Hill, with all the lexical and grammatical blunders of a “country girl.” In the latter, the spelling and the punctuation have been corrected, but strictly according to eighteenth-century standards, so that nothing of the tone and flavour of the original text is lost. This is the most extensively annotated edition of Cleland’s novel, with over 300 explanatory notes.

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Gothic and Racism

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-4-9

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*Collection of essays analyzing the various manifestations of racism in Gothic narratives: literature, film, TV, architecture * Essays range from traditional topics and interpretations of Gothic as vehicle for racism to Gothic as subversion and resistance to white, heteronormative privilege.

Contributors: Avishek Parui, Meital Orr, Joanna Wilson, Jessica E. Birch, Mark Henderson, Monalesia Earlr, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni, Mariana Zarate, Patricia Vazquez, Lance Hanson, Cristina Artenie, Ipshita Nath, Anubhav Pradhan.

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Histopias: From the Bible to Cloud Atlas 

 Dragos Moraru

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-5-6

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*Histopias are fictional retelling of the history of the world * They inquire into the remote past and/or future of mankind * History as narrated by histopias is unity in fragmentariness * Authors of histopias include Julian Barnes, David Mitchell, Bernard Shaw, Roberto Calasso, Carlos Fuentes, Jorge Luis Borges.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-3-2

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 *Student edition * Lightly annotated * The final version of Oscar Wilde’s classic with a new introduction by specialist Avishek Parui * Academic, easy-to-read format, aimed primarily at undergraduate and AP English courses * Comprehensive introduction that helps students navigate Oscar Wilde’s universe, the novel, and the issues relevant for today’s reader.

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Dracula Invades England

Cristina Artenie  

ISBN: 978-0-9939951-0-1                                                                                               

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 *A long overdue study of the social, political and cultural context of Bram Stoker’s Dracula * A welcome addition to Dracula studies, using British and Romanian sources * A postcolonial look at Dracula * The book argues that Stoker was at least in part inspired by the marriage of Vlad Tepes’ descendant, Mary of Teck, to the future king George V.      

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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
ISBN: 978-0-9939951-1-8 
 
                                                                                                                                                                          

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 *Student edition, with an introduction by Jane Austen specialist Sylvia Hunt * Lightly annotated * The unabridged text of a great classic * Academic, easy-to-read format * Comprehensive introduction that helps students navigate Jane Austen’s world, the novel, and the issues relevant for today’s reader

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 My Own Land’s Sins: An Anthology of Victorian Poetry

ISBN: 978-0-993-9951-2-5

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*Versatile selection of 90 poets in 200 pages * More poets in fewer pages than any other anthology * Prepared for an undergraduate course of Victorian poetry or Victorian literature * Poems arranged in chronological order, covering the entire reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) * Includes a wide range of significant poems: major, controversial, socially involved, militant, satirical, children’s verse * The selection reflects the changing poetical taste, favouring shorter, more modern poems instead of the longer ones, reminiscent of the Romantic tradition.

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