Reading the American Novel 1780-1865 - Samuels
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Reading the American Novel 1780-1865 provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. * Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces ways to interpret them today * Features in depth examinations of specific novels * Explores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers' understanding of the stories * Explores questions of identity - about the novel, its…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Reading the American Novel 1780-1865 provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. * Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces ways to interpret them today * Features in depth examinations of specific novels * Explores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers' understanding of the stories * Explores questions of identity - about the novel, its 19th-century readers, and the emerging structure of the United States - as an important backdrop to understanding American fiction * Profiles the major authors, including Louisa May Alcott, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, alongside less familiar writers such as Fanny Fern, Caroline Kirkland, George Lippard, Catharine Sedgwick, and E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 208
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Januar 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 157mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 494g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631232872
  • ISBN-10: 0631232877
  • Artikelnr.: 34548267
Autorenporträt
Shirley Samuels is Professor of English and American Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of Romances of the Republic (1996) and Facing America (2004), and editor of The Culture of Sentiment (1992) and The Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865 (2004).
Inhaltsangabe
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction to the American Novel: From Charles Brockden Brown's Gothic Novels to Caroline Kirkland's Wilderness 2. Historical Codes in Literary Analysis: The Writing Projects of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Elizabeth Stoddard
and Hannah Crafts 3. Women
Blood
and Contract: Land Claims in Lydia Maria Child
Catharine Sedgwick
and James Fenimore Cooper 4. Black Rivers
Red Letters
and White Whales: Mobility and Desire in Catharine Williams
Nathaniel Hawthorne
and Herman Melville 5. Promoting the Nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe 6. Women's Worlds in the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Susan B. Warner
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Fanny Fern
E. D. E. N. Southworth
Harriet Wilson
and Louisa May Alcott Afterword Further Reading Index
Rezensionen
Named CHOICE Outstanding Title for 2012
"Perhaps only a scholar of Samuel's perspicacity could produce a work that treads familiar textual ground with such startling insight, a work that moves elegantly between its meta-critical concerns and the ingenuity of its close readings. Summing Up: Essential. All readers." (Choice, 1 October 2012)