A Companion to American Fiction 1780 - 1865 (Blackwell - download pdf or read online

By Shirley Samuels

This Companion offers the present kingdom of feedback within the box of yank fiction from the earliest declarations of nationhood to secession and civil conflict.

  • Draws seriously on old and cultural contexts in its attention of yankee fiction
  • Relates the fiction of the interval to conflicts approximately territory and sovereignty and to problems with gender, race, ethnicity and identity
  • Covers diverse varieties of fiction, together with children’s literature, sketches, polemical items, historic romances, Gothic novels and novels of exploration
  • Considers either canonical and lesser-known authors, together with James Fennimore Cooper, Hannah Foster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Treats ignored themes, equivalent to the Western novel, technological know-how and the radical, and American fiction in languages except English

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