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The Sea Lions
The Sea Lions (September 2022)
Or, The Lost Sealers
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Jay Elliott - Historical introduction and text
Lance Schachterle - Historical introduction and text
R. D. Madison - Explanatory notes

An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.

The Sea Lions (1849) is the twelfth and last of Cooper's sea novels, a genre he largely invented. Drawing upon memories from nearly three decades earlier of his own ventures in whaling and his reviews of accounts of exploring and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Toltec Cup
The Toltec Cup (June 2022)
A Novel of Old New York
Nym Crinkle - Author
Erick Kelemen - Introduction

A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.

The Toltec Cup was published in 1890 by Andrew Carpenter Wheeler under the pseudonym of "Nym Crinkle." A tale of conspiracy and love triangles, the novel centers on a mysterious silver cup covered in hieroglyphs that goes missing just days after its owner's death. New ...(Read More)
 
 
Home as Found
Home as Found (February 2022)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Stephen Carl Arch - Historical introduction, notes, and text

A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.

Within months of publishing Homeward Bound, James Fenimore Cooper continued that story in a second, stand-alone novel, Home as Found. One of the most important of his long career, H...(Read More)
 
 
The Water-Witch
The Water-Witch (September 2021)
Or, The Skimmer of the Seas
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by
Marianne Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by

An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.

Chiefly set on the waters and islands of New York Harbor in the early years of the 1700s, James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Water-Witch (1830) paints a vivid picture of life in the little colonial port. It was familiar territory for Cooper, who a century later had served as a junior officer on ...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Feminists
Unruly Catholic Feminists (September 2021)
Prose, Poetry, and the Future of the Faith
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

Third- and fourth-wave feminists write about their experiences with Catholicism and their visions for the future of women in the Church.

A collection of creative pieces, Unruly Catholic Feminists explores how women are coming to terms with their feminism and Catholicism in the twenty-first century. Through short stories, poems, and personal essays, third- and fourth-wave fem...(Read More)
 
 
Sweet Ride
Sweet Ride (August 2021)
Bruce Craven - Author

As the '90s spiral towards the new century, a Manhattan nightlife ingenue and her gritty East Village dive-bar crowd fight long odds to win at love, friendship, and ambition.

Enter the fairy-tale of pre-dawn Fifth Avenue, as '90s nightlife ingenue Lilly Lejeune strolls past Tiffany's. Her plan is to live her own best version of the iconic Manhattan film Breakfast at Tiffany's...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy (May 2021)
New Essays
Mark Alznauer - Editor

Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.

No philosopher has treated the subject of tragedy and comedy in as original and searching a manner as G. W. F. Hegel. His concern with these genres runs throug...(Read More)
 
 
The Immortals
The Immortals (November 2020)
Makenzy Orcel - Author
Nathan H. Dize - Translator

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fal...(Read More)
 
 
In Security
In Security (October 2020)
A Novel
Edward Schwarzschild - Author

Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.

Gary Waldman is a grief-stricken former tennis coach slowly reentering the world after the death of his wife. As he struggles to remain a good father to his six-year-old son, Waldman finds unexpected comfort and stability ...(Read More)
 
 
The Chainbearer
The Chainbearer (September 2020)
Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Lance Schachterle - Editor
James P. Elliott - Editor
Lance Schachterle - Historical introduction
Wesley T. Mott - Historical introduction
John P. McWilliams - Historical introduction
Lance Schachterle - Explanatory notes

Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.

In 1845 and 1846, James Fenimore Cooper published The Littlepage Manuscripts, a trilogy reflecting on ...(Read More)
 
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