Reading the American novel, 1780-1865 / Shirley Samuels.Material type: TextSeries: Reading the novel ; 5.Publication details: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: pagesContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444354355; 1444354353Subject(s): United States -- In literature | American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | American fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism | National characteristics, American, in literature | Social history in literature | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Social psychology in literature | Literature and society -- United States | Literature and history -- United States | Books and reading -- United States -- History | American fiction | Books and reading | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Literature | Literature and history | Literature and society | National characteristics, American, in literature | Social history in literature | Social psychology in literature | United States | 1700-1899Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading the American novel, 1780-1865.DDC classification: 813/.209 LOC classification: PS374.U5 | S26 2012Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Front Matter -- Introduction to the American Novel -- Historical Codes in Literary Analysis -- Women, Blood, and Contract -- Black Rivers, Red Letters, and White Whales -- Promoting the Nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Women's Worlds in the Nineteenth-Century Novel -- Afterword -- Further Reading -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- Introduction to the American novel : from Charles Brockden Brown's gothic novels to Caroline Kirkland's wilderness -- Historical codes in literary analysis : the writing projects of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Stoddard, and Hannah Crafts -- Women, blood, and contract : land claims in Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Sedgwick, and James Fenimore Cooper -- Black rivers, red letters, and white whales : mobility and desire in Catherine Williams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville -- Promoting the nation in James Fenimore Cooper and Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Women's worlds in the 19th century novel : Susan B. Warner, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Fanny Fern, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Harriet Wilson, and Louisa May Alcott -- Afterword.
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