Most widely held works by Gary Scharnhorst
Selected letters of Bret Harte by Bret Harte ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
The lost life of Horatio Alger, Jr by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
American realism and the canon ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"This collection of twelve essays focuses on a variety of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century texts to illustrate the unprecedented flexibility of the realist mode in American fiction and poetry. As the volume demonstrates, the realist era was hospitable to a multitude of writers - including Mark Twain, W. D. Howells, and Bret Harte, as well as such newly canonized figures as Marietta Holly, Abraham Cahan, Frances Ellen Harper, Sui Sin Far, and Zitkala-Sa - who voiced the most urgent concerns of race and ethnicity, gender, class, and region. In all, these essays not only participate in the ongoing recanonization of American literature but reconstruct the literary history of the period by raising theoretical questions, addressing social and ideological issues, and revaluing literary tradition."--BOOK JACKET.
Horatio Alger, Jr by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Horatio Alger, Jr.
Bret Harte by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Bret Harte.
The Critical response to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain : the complete interviews by Mark Twain ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard Shaw, Tennyson, Longfellow, Kipling, Hawthorne, Dickens, Bret Harte, among others).
Bret Harte : opening the American literary West by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Mainly the truth : interviews with Mark Twain by Mark Twain ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on The adventures of Tom Sawyer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Nathaniel Hawthorne : an annotated bibliography of comment and criticism before 1900 by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a bibliography by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
American history through literature, 1870-1920 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Designed for the general reader, this new three-volume set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is ``new historicist'' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialsim, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction (``Billy Budd, '' ``The Theory of the Leisure Class''); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered.
Kate Field : the many lives of a nineteenth-century American journalist by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Henry David Thoreau : a case study in canonization by Gary Scharnhorst ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde in America : the interviews ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive and authoritative collection of Oscar Wilde's American interviews affords readers a fresh look at the making of a literary legend. Better known in 1882 as a cultural icon than a serious writer (at twenty-six years old, he had by then published just one volume of poems), Wilde was brought to North America for a major lecture tour on Aestheticism and the decorative arts that was organized to publicize a touring opera, Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, which lampooned him and satirized the Aesthetic "movement" he had been imported to represent." "In this year-long series of broadly distributed and eagerly read newspaper interviews, Wilde excelled as a master of self-promotion. He visited major cities from New York to San Francisco but also small railroad towns along the way, granting interviews to newspapers wherever asked. With characteristic aplomb, he adopted the role as the ambassador of Aestheticism, and reporters noted that he was dressed for the part. He wooed and flattered his hosts everywhere, pronouncing Miss Alsatia Allen of Montgomery, Alabama, the most beautiful young lady he had seen in the United States, adding, "This is a remark, my dear fellow, I supposed I have made of some lady in every city I have visited in this country. It could be appropriately made. American women are very beautiful."".
Bret Harte's California : letters to the Springfield Republican and Christian register, 1866-67 by Bret Harte ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The wayward bus by John Steinbeck ( Book )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
The ambitions, dreams, failings, and innermost thoughts of a diverse group of passengers are revealed as they travel aboard a bus along the backroads of California.
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Plunged into the brutality of war, Henry Fleming, a young Union soldier, must struggle with the principles of courage, patriotism, and survival, in a collection that also includes other stories and poems.
Adultery Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain, Mark) Adventure stories, American Alger, Horatio,--1832-1899 American Civil War (1861-1865) American literature American literature--Minority authors American literature--Women authors Art Authors, American Authors, American--Homes and haunts Bibliography Biography Boys California Canon (Literature) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Encyclopedias Ethnic groups Fiction Field, Kate,--1838-1896 Gilman, Charlotte Perkins,--1860-1935 Harte, Bret,--1836-1902 Hawthorne, Nathaniel,--1804-1864 Historiography History History Interviews Journalists Literature Literature and history Massachusetts Minorities Minorities--Intellectual life Mothers and daughters Puritans Realism Records and correspondence Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) Scarlet letter (Hawthorne, Nathaniel) Thoreau, Henry David,--1817-1862 Travel Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States West (U.S.) Western stories Western stories--Authorship Women Women and literature Women--Intellectual life
Scharnhorst, Gary F.
Scharnhorst, Gary Francis 1950-....