6 Titles


Henry the Fourth, Part One

edited by Michael Kiernan

Histoire d'Ernestine

Marie Riccoboni, edited by Joan Hinde Stewart, Philip Stewart
Set in prerevolutionary France, Histoire d'Ernestine tells of the love between an innocent young woman and an aristocrat. Ernestine, German-born and orphaned, is an apprentice painter putting the finishing touches on a portrait when the marquis de Clémengis, elegant and handsome, enters the studio. Recognizing him as the subject of the portrait, she gestures for him to be seated and goes on working, looking back and forth between him and his likeness. The world-weary...

Histoire de la Marquise-Marquis de Banneville

François-Timoléon de Choisy, Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier, Charles Perrault, edited by Joan DeJean
The beautiful Marquise de Banneville meets a handsome marquis, and they fall in love. But the young woman is actually a young man (brought up as a girl and completely in the dark about her—or his—true sex), while the marquis is actually a young woman who likes to cross-dress. Will they live happily ever after? In the introduction, Joan DeJean presents the fascinating puzzle of authorship of this...

How Students Write: A Linguistic Analysis

Laura Louise Aull
Broad generalizations about "people today" are a familiar feature of first-year student writing. How Students Write brings a fresh perspective to this perennial observation, using corpus linguistics techniques. This study analyzes sentence-level patterns in student writing to develop an understanding of how students present evidence, draw connections between ideas, relate to their readers, and, ultimately, learn to construct knowledge in their writing. Drawing on both first-year and...

Hüsn ü Aşk

Şeyh Galip
The girl Hüsn and the boy Aşk are betrothed to each other as children. But Hüsn violates the custom of the tribe by falling in love with him, and Aşk must undergo the trials of a journey to the Diyar-i Kalp, Land of the Heart, to prove himself worthy—a journey to realization of both his and Hüsn's true nature. The Turkish verse romance Hüsn ü Aşk, written in 1783 by Şeyh Galip, head of an Istanbul center of Rumi's order of the Whirling Dervishes, is an innovative interpretation of the Islamic love tale as a story of the action...