Melvil Decimal System: 813.4093
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Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
American And Canadian
Spanish And Portuguese
Greek and other Classical languages
American Wit and Humor
Authors, American and American Miscellany
Anthologies And Criticism
Middle 19th Century 1830-1861
Later 19th Century 1861-1900
Works under MDS 813.4093
- A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature by Bill Brown
- American Local Color Writing, 1880-1920 by Elizabeth Ammons
- At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930 (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies) by Betsy Klimasmith
- Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850-1925 by Katherine V. Snyder
- The Color of Sex : Whiteness, Heterosexuality, and the Fictions of White Supremacy (New Americanists) by Mason Stokes
- Intimate Communities: Representation and Social Transformation in Women's College Fiction, 1895-1910 by Sherrie A. Inness
- Panic!: Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction (Cultural Studies of the United States) by David A. Zimmerman
- Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction by Axel Nissen
- Affecting fictions : mind, body, and emotion in American literary realism by Jane F. Thrailkill
- The Descent of Love: Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926 by Bert Bender
- Disciplining Girls: Understanding the Origins of the Classic Orphan Girl Story by Joe Sutliff Sanders
- Women on the Color Line: Evolving Stereotypes and the Writings of George Washington Cable, Grace King, Kate Chopin by Anna Shannon Elfenbein
- Talking Shop: The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption by Peter Betjemann
- Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line (America and the Long 19th Century) by Gretchen Murphy
- Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction by Mark C. Jerng
- Boys at Home: Discipline, Masculinity, and "The Boy-Problem" in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Ken Parille
- The figure of consciousness: William James, Henry James and Edith Wharton by Jill M. Kress
- Touched with fire? : two Philadelphia novelists remember the Civil War by J. Matthew Gallman
- Constance Fenimore Woolson and Edith Wharton: Perspectives on Landscape and Art by Sharon L. Dean
- Beyond Practical Virtue: A Defense of Liberal Democracy Through Literature by Joel A. Johnson
- Being a Boy Again: Autobiography and the American Boy Book by Marcia Jacobson
- Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920 by Leslie Petty
- Reconstituting Authority: American Fiction in the Province of the Law, by William E. Moddelmog
- The literature of labor and the labors of literature : allegory in nineteenth-century American fiction by Cindy Weinstein
- Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955: Jim Crow Era Authors and Their Characters by Bernard A. Drew
- Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria by Evelyne Ender
- a question of character: scientific racism and the genres of american fiction, 1892-1912 by Catherine Boeckmann
- Generous mistakes: incidents of error in Henry James by Michael Anesko
- Healing the nation : literature, progress, and Christian science by L. Ashley Squires
- Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton (Contributions in Women's Studies) by Mary E. Papke
- White collar fictions : class and social representation in American literature, 1885-1925 by Christopher P. Wilson
- The genius of democracy : fictions of gender and citizenship in the United States, 1860-1945 by Victoria Olwell
- Language and Gender in American Fiction: Howells, James, Wharton and Cather by Elsa Nettels
- The economic novel in America by Walter Fuller Taylor
- The Black nation novel : imaginging homeplaces in early African American literature by Adenike Marie Davidson
- From Biography to History: Historical Imagination and American Fiction, 1880-1940 by Lois Hughson
- Religion in the American Novel by Leo F. O'Connor
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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