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To find books on any topic, begin at the Library Home Page. Choose the Books link. In the search box use topic keywords, i.e., Mary Shelley. If you want titles written by Mary Shelley, use the drop down arrow and limit to author. If you want to see what is physically on the shelf in the SXU Library, go to the right hand column on the display page. Scroll down to Location and choose Print Books.
If you know the title of a book, type it in the search box. If you do not find the title you are looking for, use the drop down arrow and select I-Share Libraries. One of the I-Share libraries may own the title and will lend it to you.
Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works by
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
When Prince Oroonokoâe's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam. Oroonokoâe's noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction.
Julian of Norwich, Showings by
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
Here are witty and startling perceptions of the feminine nature of God by one of the greatest of all English mystics. Julian (1342-c.1423) was an anchoress who lived in solitude in Norwich, England.
The Romance of the Forest by
Call Number: E-book: Read Online
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
After being abandoned by the man she believes to be her father, Adeline St. Pierre finds precarious refuge with Pierre de la Motte and his family. Although La Motte is himself fleeing Paris to escape imprisonment, he agrees to take Adeline with them. Circumstances force them to settle in a remote, desolate abbey within the depths of the forest of Fontanville. Their initial relief is disturbed by the arrival of the Marquis de Montalt. While Adeline is haunted by terrifying dreams, La Motte becomes entangled in the corrupt schemes of his new-found benefactor.
Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Mary Shelley's tale of moral transfiguration. In a vivid sequence of woodcuts, the reader witnesses the birth of the "monster" as Moser shapes him from darkness and gives him a form simultaneously ghastly in its malice and transfixing in its suffering.
Mary Wollstonecraft by
Publication Date: 2000-08-15
A biography of Mary Wollstonecraft, it argues that it is her life and letters that are her most lasting legacy. It shows how she strove to reconcile integrity and sexual desire, the duties and needs of a woman, motherhood and intellectual life, domesticity and fame.
A Room of One's Own by
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley by
Publication Date: 1989-12-14
This collection restores the work of Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), the first African-American to publish a book of poetry, to its proper place in America's literary heritage.
Carol Ann Duffy by
Publication Date: 2010-12-30
In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy became the first female Poet Laureate to much public acclaim. This study looks at Duffy's work from her early development and involvement with the Liverpool poets in the 1970s, through to her most recent collection. It concentrates on the way in which Duffy develops her use of the dramatic monologue and the love poem and traces her interest in surrealism and a tradition of European modernism.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks by
Publication Date: 2005-11-17
"If you wanted a poem," wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window.
Even the Stars Look Lonesome by
Publication Date: 1997-08-05
The renowned author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman imparts compelling wisdom learned during a remarkable lifetime in Even the Stars Look Lonesome--a glorious continuation of Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now.
Loose Woman by
Publication Date: 1994-04-26
Seductive, earthy, at times confessional, Sandra Cisneros's vibrant new collection of poetry celebrates the female aspects of love.