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Railton, Stephen 1948-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 7,210 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Railton
Fenimore Cooper : a study of his life and imagination by Stephen Railton( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oddly diverse character of James Fenimore Cooper's writings and activities has led many critics to view his career as fragmentary. Stephen Railton takes a psychoanalytic approach to the novelist's most important works and the most significant events in his life. By showing how the aesthetic struggle to create reflected attempts to reconcile conflicting emotional needs, the author is able to provide a much-needed coherent interpretation of Cooper's achievement. Professor Railton's analysis shows that an awareness of the extent to which Cooper's father dominated his life is central to an understanding of his novels and his often contradictory behavior. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Authorship and audience : literary performance in the American Renaissance by Stephen Railton( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Railton's study of the American Renaissance proposes a fresh way of conceiving the writer as a performing artist and the text as an enactment of the drama of its own performance. Railton focuses on how major prose works of the period are preoccupied with their readers--how they seek to negotiate the conflicted space between the authors, who brought to the act of publication their own anxieties of ambition and identity, and the contemporary American reading public, which, as a growing mass audience in a democracy, had acquired an unprecedented authority over the terms of literary performance. New readings of Emerson's orations, Poe's tales, the sketches of the Southwest Humorists, Walden, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Scarlet Letter, and Moby-Dick relocate American writers in the dramatic context in which they suffered and thrived. The book attends closely to historicist issues, arguing that one of the most profound ways that the culture shaped these texts was also the most immediate--as the audience each writer had to address. Equally concerned with biographical themes, it appreciates each of the major works within the larger pattern of the writer's public career and private needs.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Emerson and his legacy : essays in honor of Quentin Anderson by Quentin Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Mohicans : a narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last of the Mohicans is the second and most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales. Set in 1757 during the fierce French and Indian wars, Cooper's classic novel of adventure follows an adroit scout and his companion as they weave through the lush and spectacular wilderness of upstate New York, fighting to save the beautiful daughters of a fort commander from a treacherous Huron renegade. With its death-defying chases and teeth-clenching suspenes, this historical romance established many archetypes of American frontier fiction: the brave, skillful loner (Hawkeye), who rejects "white" civilization while aiding the settlers who spread it; the "noble savage" (Chingachgook) who becomes his deepest friend: a plot involving chases, epic battles and lovely heroines (Cora and Alice Munro) menaced by an Indian renegade (Magua), and the central role played by the most important "character" of all, the magnificent but dangerous wilderness
Mark Twain : a short introduction by Stephen Railton( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd'nhead Wilson
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
Walt Whitman : Walt Whitman's autograph revision of the analysis of Leaves of grass (for Dr. R.M. Bucke's Walt Whitman) by Richard Maurice Bucke( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its first appearance onward, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been both praised and condemned, enshrined as one of the world's great novels and banned from libraries and classrooms. This new edition is designed to enable modern readers to explore the sources of its greatness, and also to take a fresh, open-minded look at the source of the current controversy about its place in the canon: its representation of race and slavery. Based on the first American edition of 1885, this Broadview Edition includes all 174 original illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Appendices include contemporary reviews, passages deleted from the original manuscript, advertisements for the book, and a range of materials, from newspaper articles to minstrel show scripts to contemporary fiction, showing how race and slavery were depicted in the larger culture at the time."--Publisher's website
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press
Uncle Tom's cabin & American culture : a multi-media archive( )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides access to primary material -- texts, images, songs, 3-D objects, film clips, etc.-- related to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
The life & work of Mark Twain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
The life & work of Mark Twain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works. A series of 24 lectures on a college course level
The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
British bards and American re-viewers : Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and America : an exhibition in the Department of Rare Books, 4 October - 31 December 1987 by Stephen Railton( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life & work of Mark Twain by Stephen Railton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Stephen Railton of the University of Virginia explores the private persona behind the public figure through literary analysis of some of his Mark Twain's most representative works
The psychedelic '60s : literary traditions and social change( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of items from the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature and the Marvin Tatum Collection of Contemporary Literature and shown at the Tracy W. McGregor Room of the Alderman Library, April 1 through September 15, 1998
 
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Mark Twain : a short introduction
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Mark Twain : a short introductionAdventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court