Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865
Reading the Novel
1. Auflage Dezember 2011
2011. 208 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-631-23287-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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Reading the American Novel 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. Featuring in depth examinations of specific novels, it explores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers' understanding of the stories. It also 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.
Aus dem Inhalt
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