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Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865 (Electronic book text)
Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865 (Electronic book text): Shirley Samuels
Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865 (Electronic book text): Shirley Samuels

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Shirley 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 todayFeatures in depth examinations of specific novelsExplores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers' understanding of the storiesExplores 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 fictionProfiles 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. SouthworthSelected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
Authors: Shirley Samuels
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 203
ISBN-13: 978-1-299-78843-5
Barcode: 9781299788435
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LSN: 1-299-78843-2

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