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Levine, Robert S. (Robert Steven) 1953-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 227 publications in 1 language and 11,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Sources  Archives  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS507, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert S Levine
The Cambridge companion to Herman Melville( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's novels are discussed, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction."--Jacket
Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the politics of representative identity by Robert S Levine( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United States by William Wells Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as "property" within the borders of the United States. The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel-fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform
Conspiracy and romance : studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville by Robert S Levine( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin R. Delany : a documentary reader by Martin Robison Delany( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the work of the "Father of Black Nationalism", this title traces the full sweep of Martin R. Delaney's career. It features selections from his early journalism, his emigrationist writing of the 1850s, his 1859-62 novel, "Blake", and his later writings on Reconstruction
Frederick Douglass & Herman Melville : essays in relation by Robert S Levine( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Herman Melville (1819-1891) addressed in their writings a range of issues that continue to resonate in American culture: the reach and limits of democracy; the nature of freedom; the roles of race, gender, and sexuality; and the place of the United States in the world. Yet they are rarely discussed together, perhaps because of their differences in race and social position. Douglass escaped from slavery and tied his well-received nonfiction writing to political activism, becoming a figure of international prominence. Melville was the grandson of Revolutionary War heroes and addressed urgent issues through fiction and poetry, laboring in increasing obscurity. In eighteen original essays, the contributors to this collection explore the convergences and divergences of these two extraordinary literary lives. Developing new perspectives on literature, biography, race, gender, and politics, this volume ultimately raises questions that help rewrite the color line in nineteenth-century studies. - Publisher
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eighth Edition features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition also includes more complete works, much-requested new authors, 170 in-text images, new and re-thought contextual clusters, and other tools that help instructors teach the course they want to teach
Dislocating race & nation : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism by Robert S Levine( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial, and contingent dimensions present in the works of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and African American writers. Conflict and uncertainty, not consensus, Levine argues, helped define American literary nationalism during this period
The house of the seven gables : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent New England family suffering from a 200-year-old curse by a man hanged for witchcraft is plagued by greed, revenge and violent deaths until love finally frees them
Hemispheric American studies( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies
Dred : a tale of the great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written partly in response to the criticisms of Uncle Tom's Cabin by both white Southerners and black abolitionists, Dred (1856) extends the plantation novel to examine, in the words of its author, "the views and reasonings of those who have bowed down to the yoke, and felt the iron enter into their souls." Through the compelling stories of Nina Gordon, the mistress of a slave plantation, and Dred, a black revolutionary, Stowe brings to life the conflicting beliefs about race, the institution of slavery, and the need for the radical action that erupted during the 1850s. Exploring the political and spiritual goals that fuel Dred's rebellion, she creates a figure far different from the acquiescent Christian martyr, Uncle Tom."--Jacket
The works of James M. Whitfield : America and other writings by a nineteenth-century African American poet by James Monroe Whitfield( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levine and Wilson restore James Monroe Whitfield (1822@-71), the African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual, to his rightful place in the arts and politics of the nineteenth-century United States. This volume contains all of Whitfield's extant writings, both poetry and prose, and many pieces are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication
The new Cambridge companion to Herman Melville( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative edition of Melville's only historical novel Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter's fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying "Old Chairs to Mend," Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. This edition of Israel Potter, which reproduces the definitive text, includes selections from Potter's autobiography, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter, the basis for Melville's novel
The heroic slave : a cultural and critical edition by Frederick Douglass( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of fiction based on the true story of Madison Washington, a slave, who in 1841 led a rebellion on the ship, Creole
Companion to American literary studies by Caroline Field Levander( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. Offers up-to-date accounts of major new critical approaches to American literary studies. Presents state-of-the-art essays on a full range of topics central to the field. Essays explore critical and institutional genealogies of the field, increasingly diverse conceptions of American literary study, and unprecedented material changes such as the digital revolution. A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8th edition of 'The Norton Anthology of American Literature' presents complete major works, balancing classic and newly emergent works
The Norton anthology of American literature( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of American literature. B( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of American literature( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Levine, Robert 1953-

Levine, Robert S.

Levine, Robert Steven 1953-

Languages
English (192)

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Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the politics of representative identityClotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United StatesConspiracy and romance : studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and MelvilleMartin R. Delany : a documentary readerFrederick Douglass & Herman Melville : essays in relationThe Norton anthology of American literatureDislocating race & nation : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalismThe house of the seven gables : authoritative text, contexts, criticism