Best Sellers: Literature, October 3, 2013

December 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Plautus: Stichus; Three-Dollar Day; Truculentus; The Tale of a Traveling-Bag; Fragments
    de Melo, Wolfgang
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674996816. $24
  2. The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers
    Lamb, Robert Paul
    Louisiana State University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780807147429. $45
  3. American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
    Rollyson, Carl
    St. Martin’s
    2013. ISBN 9780312640248. $29.99
  4. The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
    Cather, Willa
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2013. ISBN 9780307959300. $37.50
  5. Hawthorne’s Habitations: A Literary Life
    Milder, Robert
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199917259. $39.95
  6. Mom & Me & Mom
    Angelou, Maya
    Random House
    2013. ISBN 9781400066117. $22
  7. The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece
    Montillo, Roseanne
    William Morrow
    2013. ISBN 9780062025814. $26.99
  8. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists
    Hoenselaars, Ton
    Cambridge University Press
    2012. ISBN 9780521767545. $90
  9. The Cambridge Introduction to Toni Morrison
    Roynon, Tessa
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107003910. $75
  10. How To Read Literature
    Eagleton, Terry
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300190960. $26
  11. Truth’s Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
    Gura, Philip F.
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    2013. ISBN 9780809094455. $30
  12. Understanding Sam Shepard
    Crank, James A.
    University of South Carolina Press
    2012. ISBN 9781611171068. $39.95
  13. Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide
    Roskies, David G.
    Brandeis University Press
    2012. ISBN 9781611683578. $85
  14. Dead Women Talking: Figures of Injustice in American Literature
    Norman, Brian
    Johns Hopkins University
    2013. ISBN 9781421407524. $45
  15. Jane Austen, Game Theorist
    Chwe, Michael Suk-Young
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691155760. $35
  16. Alone in America: The Stories That Matter
    Ferguson, Robert A.
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674066762. $27.95
  17. The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
    Byrne, Paula
    2013. ISBN 9780061999093. $29.99
  18. To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War
    Barrett, Faith
    University of Massachusetts
    2012. ISBN 9781558499621. $80
  19. Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures
    Barkan, Leonard
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691141831. $22.95
  20. The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists
    Parrish, Timothy
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107013131. $99
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