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              Books by R. J. Ellis

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              Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

              Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Paperback)

              By Jacobs, Harriet; Edited by Ellis, R. J.

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              Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative is remarkable for its candid exposure of the sexual abuse suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners. Her sufferings, and eventual escape to the North, are described in vivid detail. This edition also includes her brother's short memoir, 'A T...rue Tale of Slavery'.
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              ISBN 9780198709879
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford World's Classics
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              The Colonel's Dream
                

              The Colonel's Dream (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chesnutt, Charles W.; Edited by Ellis, R. J.; By Salvador-Bello, Mercedes

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              Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African American writer, essayist, Civil Rights activist, legal-stenography businessman, and lawyer whose novels and short stories explore race, racism, and the problematic contours of African Americans' social and cultural identities i...n post-Civil War South. He was the first African American to be published by a major American publishing house and served as a beacon-point for future African American writers. The Colonel's Dream, written in 1905, is a compelling tale of the post-Civil War South's degeneration into a region awash with virulent racist practices against African Americans: segregation, lynchings, disenfranchisement, convict-labor exploitation, and endemic violent repression. The events in this novel are powerfully depicted from the point of view of a philanthropic but unreliable southern white colonel. Upon his return to the South, the colonel learns to abhor this southern world, as a tale of vicious racism unfolds. Throughout this narrative, Chesnutt confronts the deteriorating position of African Americans in an increasingly hostile South. Upon its publication The Colonel's Dream was considered too controversial and unpalatable because of its bitter criticisms of southern white prejudice and northern indifference, and so this groundbreaking story failed to gain public attention and acclaim. This is the first scholarly edition of The Colonel's Dream. It includes an introduction and notes by R. J. Ellis and works to reestablish this great novel's reputation.
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              ISBN 9781935978916
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
              Publisher West Virginia University Press
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              Series Regenerations
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              The Lost Monroe
                

              The Lost Monroe (Hardback)

              By Ellis, R. J.

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              Blaine Barrow is writing a biography of his late grandfather, Jake Barrow, a famous movie director from the 1940's through the 1960's. In the process of conducting research for the book, Blaine discovers some disturbing information: In 1953 his grandfather was involved in a sensa...tional murder case in which blonde boys were abducted, raped and killed. When the case broke, Jake Barrow was directing Death Song, starring Marilyn Monroe. The studio never released the film-indeed, at the time they issued a press release simply stating that the film negative had been destroyed. In Hollywood lore, Death Song soon became known as 'The Lost Monroe." Why was the film destroyed? How was it connected to the murder case? Newspaper clippings from the time tell part of the story but not all of it. To try to get at the truth about his grandfather and the case of the blonde boys, Blaine visits a nursing home to interview Death Song's only surviving star, Carmen Calais. Flattered by the young man's attention and amused by her own cynicism, the eighty-year old Carmen decides to tell him what she has never told anyone else-the full story of 'The Lost Monroe." In the process, she takes him and the reader back to the world of Hollywood in 1953. There they meet characters both real and fictional-a talented but insecure Marilyn Monroe, a carefree but conflicted Rock Hudson, a savvy and demanding mogul, Lew Wasserman, and a Los Angeles missing persons detective, Lefty Bouchard, whose search for five lost boys leads to the discovery of a serial murderer in Tinsel Town. The Lost Monroe employs suspense and humor against the historical backdrop of Hollywood in its heyday to tell a story of the price people pay to survive in a world where perception matters more than truth.
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              ISBN 9781413479447
              Released NZ 4 Nov 2005
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              Molecular Chaperones
                

              Molecular Chaperones (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993)

              Edited by Ellis, R. J.; Laskey, R. A.; Lorimer, G. H.

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              Currently one of the hottest topics in biochemistry, the concept of molecular chaperones has challenged the paradigm of protein self-assembly. Key figures in many disciplines review all aspects of molecular chaperones in this volume, which arises from a Royal Society discussion m...eeting.
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              ISBN 9789401049351
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2012
              Publisher Springer
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              The Colonel's Dream
                

              The Colonel's Dream (Hardback)

              By Chesnutt, Charles W.; Edited by Ellis, R. J.; By Salvador-Bello, Mercedes

              • RRP: $53.99
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              Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an African American writer, essayist, Civil Rights activist, legal-stenography businessman, and lawyer whose novels and short stories explore race, racism, and the problematic contours of African Americans' social and cultural identities i...n post-Civil War South. He was the first African American to be published by a major American publishing house and served as a beacon-point for future African American writers. The Colonel's Dream, written in 1905, is a compelling tale of the post-Civil War South's degeneration into a region awash with virulent racist practices against African Americans: segregation, lynchings, disenfranchisement, convict-labor exploitation, and endemic violent repression. The events in this novel are powerfully depicted from the point of view of a philanthropic but unreliable southern white colonel. Upon his return to the South, the colonel learns to abhor this southern world, as a tale of vicious racism unfolds. Throughout this narrative, Chesnutt confronts the deteriorating position of African Americans in an increasingly hostile South. Upon its publication The Colonel's Dream was considered too controversial and unpalatable because of its bitter criticisms of southern white prejudice and northern indifference, and so this groundbreaking story failed to gain public attention and acclaim. This is the first scholarly edition of The Colonel's Dream. It includes an introduction and notes by R. J. Ellis and works to reestablish this great novel's reputation.
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              ISBN 9781940425238
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2014
              Publisher West Virginia University Press
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              Series Regenerations
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              The Lost Monroe
                

              The Lost Monroe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ellis, R. J.

              • RRP: $51.50
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              Blaine Barrow is writing a biography of his late grandfather, Jake Barrow, a famous movie director from the 1940's through the 1960's. In the process of conducting research for the book, Blaine discovers some disturbing information: In 1953 his grandfather was involved in a sensa...tional murder case in which blonde boys were abducted, raped and killed. When the case broke, Jake Barrow was directing Death Song, starring Marilyn Monroe. The studio never released the film-indeed, at the time they issued a press release simply stating that the film negative had been destroyed. In Hollywood lore, Death Song soon became known as 'The Lost Monroe. Why was the film destroyed? How was it connected to the murder case? Newspaper clippings from the time tell part of the story but not all of it. To try to get at the truth about his grandfather and the case of the blonde boys, Blaine visits a nursing home to interview Death Song's only surviving star, Carmen Calais. Flattered by the young man's attention and amused by her own cynicism, the eighty-year old Carmen decides to tell him what she has never told anyone else-the full story of 'The Lost Monroe. In the process, she takes him and the reader back to the world of Hollywood in 1953. There they meet characters both real and fictional-a talented but insecure Marilyn Monroe, a carefree but conflicted Rock Hudson, a savvy and demanding mogul, Lew Wasserman, and a Los Angeles missing persons detective, Lefty Bouchard, whose search for five lost boys leads to the discovery of a serial murderer in Tinsel Town. The Lost Monroe employs suspense and humor against the historical backdrop of Hollywood in its heyday to tell a story of the price people pay to survive in a world where perception matters more than truth.
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              ISBN 9781413479430
              Released NZ 4 Nov 2005
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              Becoming Visible: Women's Presence in Late Nineteenth-Century America
                

              Becoming Visible: Women's Presence in Late Nineteenth-Century America (Hardback)

              Volume editor Floyd, Janet; Ellis, R. J.; Traub, Lindsey; Edited by Ellis, P. J.

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              This exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the later decades of the nineteenth century in America - the immediate postbellum period, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era - as a time of critical change in the cultural visibility of women, as they made new kin...ds of appearances throughout American society. The essays show how, across the USA, it was fundamentally women who drove changes in their visibility forward, in groups and as individuals. Their motivations, activities and understandings were essential to shaping the character of their present society and the nation's future. The book establishes that these women's engagement with American society and culture cannot be simply understood in terms of the traditional polarities of inside/outside and private/public, since these frames do not fit the complexities of what was happening, be it women's occupation of geographic space, their new patterns of employment, their advocacy of working-class or ethnic rights, or their literary or cultural engagement with their milieux. Such women as Ida B. Wells, Mother Jones, Jane Addams, Rebecca Harding Davis, Willa Cather, Sarah Orne Jewett, Louisa May Alcott and Kate Douglas Wiggin all come under consideration in the light of these radical changes.
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              ISBN 9789042029774
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2010
              Publisher Brill
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series DQR Studies in Literature
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