A fine selection of older out-of-print academic books from the Ohio State Press in open access. “PDF files contain the complete text of the book and may be used for any non-commercial purpose. The text remains copyright by the author.”

Cincinnati: Queen City of the West, 1819–1838
Bernard Shaw and the Aesthetes
Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, and the Modern Temper
The Resonance of Dust: Essays on Holocaust Literature and Jewish Fate
A Distinction of Stories: The Medieval Unity of Chaucer’s Fair Chain of Narratives for Canterbury
Paintings from Books: Art and Literature in Britain, 1760–1900
Epistolarity: Approaches to a Form
Oil Baron of the Southwest: Edward L. Doheny and the Development of the Petroleum Industry in California and Mexico
Rhetoric & Pluralism: Legacies of Wayne Booth
Jane Austen’s Novels: The Fabric of Dialogue
The Novels of William Golding
Domesticating the Street: The Reform of Public Space in Hartford, 1850–1930
Authors, Publishers and Politicians: The Quest for an Anglo–American Copyright Agreement 1815–1854
Hawthorne’s Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne
Misreading Jane Eyre: A Postformalist Paradigm
Coping with Joyce: Essays from the Copenhagen Symposium
Samuel Beckett: Humanistic Perspectives
Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays
The Lost Dream: Businessmen and City Planning on the Pacific Coast, 1890–1920
The Escape Motif in the American Novel: Mark Twain to Richard Wright
Crossing the Shadow–Line: The Literature of Estrangement
The Woman Who Murdered Black Satin: The Bermondsey Horror
James Thurber: A Bibliography
Fallout: A Historian Reflects on America’s Half-Century Encounter with Nuclear Weapons
The Letters of John Ruskin to Lord and Lady Mount-Temple
Concealments in Hemingway’s Works
Cities Built to Music: Aesthetic Theories of the Victorian Gothic Revival
Cities Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Prussia, 1830–1870
The Power of Sympathy
The Profession of Authorship in America, 1800–1870: The Papers of William Charvat
Structural Arithmetic Metaphor in the Oxford “Roland”
Planning for the Private Interest: Land Use Controls and Residential Patterns in Columbus, Ohio, 1900–1970
The Dramatic World of Harold Pinter: Its Basis in Ritual
Arthurian Fictions: Rereading the Vulgate Cycle
Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria: Text and Meaning
To the Pole: The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925–1927. Edited by Raimund E. Goerler.
Theophrastus on Stones: A Modern Edition with Greek Text, Translation, Introduction and Commentary
The Dramatic Unity of Huckleberry Finn
Regulated Enterprise: Natural Gas Pipelines and Northeastern Markets, 1938–1954
Structure and Theme: “Don Quixote” to James Joyce
Froude’s Life of Carlyle
Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators
Thackeray’s Canvass of Humanity: An Author and His Public
Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1850–1990
Sidney Kingsley: Five Prizewinning Plays
Figurative Design in Hamlet: The Significance of the Dumb Show
Audience, Words, and Art: Studies in Seventeenth–Century French Rhetoric
Libertine Strategies: Freedom and the Novel in Seventeenth-Century France
Making Midwives Legal: Childbirth, Medicine, and the Law
Managing Industrial Decline: The British Coal Industry between the Wars
In the Pride of the Moment: Encounters in Jane Austen’s World
Rousseau’s Socratic Aemilian Myths: A Literary Collation of Emile and the Social Contract
Garrick’s Jubilee
Werner von Siemens: Inventor and International Entrepreneur
Faith and Action: A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821–1996
The Legislative Committee: A Comparative Analysis of Fifty States
Henry E. Huntington and the Creation of Southern California
The Mythographer
Social Structures in Molière’s Theater
Black Swamp Farm
Byron’s Bulldog: The Letters of John Cam Hobhouse to Lord Byron
Vox Populi: Violence and Popular Involvement in the Religious Controversies of the Fifth Century A.D.
Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World since 1945
Virgil and The Tempest: The Politics of Imitation
The Tenniel Illustrations to the “Alice” Books
Mark Rutherford: The Mind and Art of William Hale White
Parody and Decadence: Laforgue’s Moralités légendaires
Joyce’s Moraculous Sindbook: A Study of Ulysses
French and Provençal Lexicography: Essays Presented to Honor Alexander Herman Schutz
Love and Language: A Study of the Classical French Moralist Writers
The Arundel Harington Manuscript of Tudor Poetry: Volume I
The Arundel Harington Manuscript of Tudor Poetry: Volume II
The Singing of the Real World: The Philosophy of Virginia Woolf’s Fiction
Puritan Temper and Transcendental Faith: Carlyle’s Literary Vision
Getting Around Brown: Desegregation, Development, and the Columbus Public Schools
Rousseau’s Occasional Autobiographies
The Art and Science of Victorian History
Making Pictures: The Pinter Screenplays
Eagle-Picher Industries: Strategies for Survival in the Industrial Marketplace, 1840–1980
The Letters of Arthur Henry Hallam
Island Heritage: A Guided Tour to Lake Erie’s Bass Islands
The Theater in the Fiction of Marcel Proust
Simoniacal Entry into Religious Life from 1000 to 1260
Art & Anger: Reading Like a Woman
Breaking the Frame: Metalepsis and the Construction of the Subject
Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question, and the Victorian Novel
Epic to Novel
Pope’s Horatian Poems
The Pillar of the World: Antony and Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Development
Cops and Bobbies: Police Authority in New York and London, 1830–1870. Second Edition.
Changing Plans for America’s Inner Cities: Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine and Twentieth-Century Urbanism
The Legend of Romeo and Juliet
The Endless Fountain: Essays on Classical Humanism
Friday’s Footprint: Structuralism and the Articulated Text
And Sin No More: Social Policy and Unwed Mothers in Cleveland 1855–1990
Toward a Working-Class Canon: Literary Criticism in British Working-Class Periodicals, 1816–1858
The Holy War
A Mental Revolution: Scientific Management since Taylor
Immanence and Transcendence: The Theater of Jean Rotrou (1609–1650)
Causality and Narrative in French Fiction from Zola to Robbe–Grillet
The Imagined World of Charles Dickens
Brecht’s America
Senates: Bicameralism in the Contemporary World
The Novel in Motion: An Approach to Modern Fiction
Hawthorne Centenary Essays
The Language of Riddles: New Perspectives
The Early American Novel
Narrative as Rhetoric: Technique, Audiences, Ethics, Ideology
Reading People, Reading Plots: Character, Progression, and the Interpretation of Narrative
Understanding Narrative
Shakespeare’s History Plays: The Family and the State
Making It Whole: A Victorian Circle and the Shape of Their World
The Mark and the Knowledge: Social Stigma in Classic American Fiction
Before Reading: Narrative Conventions and the Politics of Interpretation
The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel
Word and Figure: The Language of Nineteenth–Century French Poetry
A Glance Beyond Doubt: Narration, Representation, Subjectivity
Women and Prenatal Testing: Facing the Challenges of Genetic Technology
Convergences: Rhetoric and Poetic in Seventeenth–Century France
The Knot of Artifice: A Poetic of the French Lyric in the Early 17th Century
Fowles/Irving/Barthes: Canonical Variations on an Apocryphal Theme
The Taciturn Text: The Fiction of Robert Penn Warren
The English Dream Vision: Anatomy of a Form
Becoming Browning: The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, 1833–1846
A World of Possibilities: Romantic Irony in Victorian Literature
A Glance Beyond Doubt: Narration, Representation, Subjectivity
Social Protest in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel
The Reminiscences of Alexander Dyce
Victorian Pastoral: Tennyson, Hardy, and the Subversion of Forms
Reforming Juvenile Detention: No More Hidden Closets
The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City
William James: Selected Unpublished Correspondence 1885–1910
Thomas Worthington: Father of Ohio Statehood
Anne Thackeray Ritchie Journals and Letters
Corneille, Tasso and Modern Poetics
In the Grip of Minos: Confessional Discourse in Dante, Corneille, and Racine
Exiles and Strangers: A Reading of Camus’s Exile and the Kingdom
Rough in Brutal Print: The Legal Sources of Browning’s Red Cotton Night–Cap Country
Virtue of Necessity: Inconclusiveness and Narrative Form in Chaucer’s Poetry
The Look of Distance: Reflections on Suffering and Sympathy in Modern Literature—Auden to Agee, Whitman to Woolf
Language and Reality in Swift’s A Tale of a Tub
Shakespeare’s Patterns of Self-Knowledge
Timon of Athens: Shakespeare’s Pessimistic Tragedy
Tolstoy in Prerevolutionary Russian Criticism
Hopedale: From Commune to Company Town, 1840–1920
Men and Violence: Gender, Honor, and Rituals in Modern Europe and America
The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage
After the Vows Were Spoken: Marriage in American Literary Realism
“The Gentle Voices of Teachers”: Aspects of Learning in the Carolingian Age
The Argument of Ulysses
Fact Into Figure: Typology in Carlyle, Ruskin, and the Pre–Raphaelite Brotherhood
The Passenger Train in the Motor Age: California’s Rail and Bus Industries, 1910–1941
Rebuilding Cleveland: The Cleveland Foundation and Its Evolving Urban Strategy
Lyric Provinces in the English Renaissance
Stephen and Bloom At Life’s Feast: Alimentary Symbolism and the Creative Process in James Joyce’s “Ulysses”
Psychological Politics of the American Dream: The Commodification of Subjectivity in Twentieth-Century American Literature
The Foreward Movement of the Fourteenth Century
Carlyle and the Search for Authority
Daniel Willard and Progressive Management on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
A Circle of Friends: The Tennysons and the Lushingtons of Park House
Gendered Interventions: Narrative Discourse in the Victorian Novel
Theology and Poetry in the Middle English Lyric: A Study of Sacred History and Aesthetic Form
L’Ecriture et le Reste: The Pensées of Pascal in the Exegetical Tradition of Port-Royal
Freshest Advices: Early Provincial Newspapers in England
Literature and History in the Age of Ideas: Essays on the French Enlightenment Presented to George R. Havens
Washing “The Great Unwashed”: Public Baths in Urban America, 1840–1920
Court Satires of the Restoration
The Ordeal of Mr. Pepys’s Clerk
Eros Under Glass: Psychoanalysis and Mallarmé’s “Hérodiade”
At Last, The Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams