Reading the American novel 1865-1914 / G.R. Thompson.

By: Thompson, Gary Richard, 1937-Contributor(s): Wiley InterScience (Online service)Material type: TextTextSeries: Reading the novel ; 4Publication details: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (pages .)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444344271; 1444344277; 0631234063; 9780631234067; 1444344242; 9781444344240Subject(s): American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | American fiction | 1800-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading the American novel 1865-1914.DDC classification: 813/.409 LOC classification: PS377 | .T47 2011Other classification: LIT004020 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Front Matter -- Introduction -- Toward the ₃Great American Novel₄ -- Of Realism and Reality -- Dramas of the Broken Teacup -- The Nature of Naturalism -- Implacable Nature, Household Tragedy, and Epic Romance -- Frank Norris -- The Rocking Horse Winners -- Subjective Realism -- Impressions of War -- Sense and Sensibility -- Domestic Feminism -- ₃All the Happy Endings₄ -- Vulgarians at the Gate -- Tea-Table as Jungle -- Economies of Pain -- The ₃Gilded Age₄ -- What Is An American? -- The Territory Ahead -- The ₃Dream of a Republic₄ -- At the Modernist Margin -- Bibliographical Resources -- Index.
Summary: "An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context"-- Provided by publisher.
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Front Matter -- Introduction -- Toward the ₃Great American Novel₄ -- Of Realism and Reality -- Dramas of the Broken Teacup -- The Nature of Naturalism -- Implacable Nature, Household Tragedy, and Epic Romance -- Frank Norris -- The Rocking Horse Winners -- Subjective Realism -- Impressions of War -- Sense and Sensibility -- Domestic Feminism -- ₃All the Happy Endings₄ -- Vulgarians at the Gate -- Tea-Table as Jungle -- Economies of Pain -- The ₃Gilded Age₄ -- What Is An American? -- The Territory Ahead -- The ₃Dream of a Republic₄ -- At the Modernist Margin -- Bibliographical Resources -- Index.

"An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context"-- Provided by publisher.

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