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Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel

by Nancy Armstrong

A foundational work of literary criticism dealing with the Victorian novel, sexuality, and the rise of the middle class.

Field Guide to Gestures

by Nancy Armstrong Melissa Wagner

Finally, a field guide to interpreting more than 100 international gestures, from the wave to the finger, from the shrug to the nod. Here's easy access to the essential information about common (and some not-so-common) gestures you may encounter at home or abroad. Field Guide to Gestures is organized into handy sections for quick reference when time is of the essence and interpretation is everything. If a man bends his torso forward when meeting you, turn to the "Arrival/Departure" chapter to learn more about the bowing gesture. When the woman at the end of the bar flips her hair and looks your way, turn to the "Mating" chapter to learn just what she's trying to say. And if your friend has intertwined his index finger and middle fingers as the night's lottery numbers are being read, go to "No Words Needed" to learn more about the crossed fingers gesture. This practical guide includes more than 100 full-color photographs of the world's most common gestures, plus cross-referenced descriptions throughout, including historical background and common usage. Helpful step-by-step directions and detailed line drawings teach you how to perform each gesture correctly.

Field Guide to Stains

by Nancy Armstrong Melissa Wagner Virginia M. Friedman

At last, a field guide to identifying and doing battle with more than 100 stains, from tomato juice to tar, from avocado to urine! Field Guide to Stains is divided into handy sections for easy access to information when time is of the essence: Fruits and Vegetables, Meat and Protein, Household Items, Garage and Yard, and more. Readers will learn more than just removal techniques--details include general descriptions and likely seasons, times, and areas of occurrence. Did you know that a yogurt stain is more likely to occur in January (when New Year's resolutions demand more healthy eating), and that correction fluid stains are more prevalent in April (when the pressure to complete your taxes on time is at a high)? Includes more than 100 full-color photographs of stains, each one cross-referenced to its description and step-by-step removal advice. Quick-reference icons guide the reader to the most essential information in each entry. This guide has a sturdy, stain-proof exterior--making it a necessity for every cubicle, glove compartment, and college dorm. Field Guide to Stains is a must-have for everyone about to venture out into the wild, to the kitchen, or to a night on the town!

How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism from 1719-1900

by Nancy Armstrong

A renowned literary scholar offers a striking account of how the novel created the modern individual.

Navajo Long Walk

by Nancy Armstrong

Knowing the Navajos would not go voluntarily, Colonel Kit Carson was sent to wage a campaign that would force them to surrender. It included the destruction of crops, livestock and hogans. The campaign was helped considerably by Col. Carson's successful march through Canyon de Chelly in the bitter winter of 1863-64. Although some escaped capture by hiding in the inaccessible caves and canyons of Navajoland, more and more Navajos surrendered in 1864, and about 8000 made the "Long Walk" to Bosque Redondo. The forced march of 300 miles from Arizona into New Mexico and four years of confinement at Fort Sumner is remembered bitterly to this day. A peace treaty signed on June 1, 1868 between the United States government and the Navajo returned to them a portion of their homeland--3.5 million acres set aside along the New Mexico-Arizona border. The story of these difficult years, the Long Walk and four-year confinement, is told through the eyes of Kee, a Navajo boy, and his family. The family's love for each other and their animals, and the strength and resilience of the Dine (The People) is vividly portrayed.

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