• Heart: a school-boy's journal

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  • Letters of Edward Lear to Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, and Frances, Countess Waldegrave

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  • Life on the Mississippi

    "The first copies contained a plate at p. 441 showing Mark Twain in flames. This was omitted from later issues at the request of the author'swife. Some of the first edition sheets, containing this plate at p. 441,were later found and turned over to Webster & Co. who issued them with their own t.p. and substituted their name for that of Osgood at the base of the spine." Cf. Merle Johnson. A bibliography of Mark Twain, 1935, p. 42.

  • Moods

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  • The iron hunter

    Originally published in 1919, The Iron Hunter is the autobiography of one of Michigan's most influential and flamboyant historical figures: the reporter, publisher, explorer, politician, and twenty-seventh governor of Michigan, Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949). Making unprecedented use of the automobile in his 1910 campaign, Osborn ran a memorable campaign that was followed by an even more remarkable term as governor. In two years he eliminated Michigan's deficit, ended corruption, and produced t…

  • Constructing modern identities: Jewish university students in Germany, 1815-1914

    The emergence of Jewish student associations in 1881 provided a forum for Jews to openly proclaim their religious heritage. By examining the lives and social dynamics of Jewish university students, Keith Pickus shows how German Jews rearranged their self-images and redefined what it meant to be Jewish. Not only did the identities crafted by these students enable them to actively participate in German society, they also left an indelible imprint on contemporary Jewish culture. Pickus's portrayal …

  • The shaping of Jewish identity in nineteenth-century France

    Nineteenth-century French Jewry was a community struggling to meet the challenges of emancipation and modernity. This struggle, with its origins in the founding of the French nation, constitutes the core of modern Jewish identity. With the Revolution of 1789 came the collapse of the social, political, and philosophical foundations of exclusiveness, forcing French society and the Jews to come to terms with the meaning of emancipation. Over time, the enormous challenge that emancipation posed for …

  • The origin of the modern jewish woman writer: romance and reform in Victorian England

    Between 1830 and 1880, the Jewish community flourished in England. During this time, known as haskalah, or the Anglo-Jewish Enlightenment, Jewish women in England became the first Jewish women anywhere to publish novels, histories, periodicals, theological tracts, and conduct manuals. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer analyzes this critical but forgotten period in the development of Jewish women's writing in relation to Victorian literary history, women's cultural history, and Jewish …

  • The angel over the right shoulder: or, The beginning of a new year

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  • The playfellow: a series of tales to be published quarterly. The settlers at home

    v. 1. The settlers at home.--v. 2. The peasant and the prince.--v.3. Feats on the fiord.--v. 4. The Crofton boys.