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An original approach to four mainstream texts for the study of American literature and the novel in general. It examines the strangely equivocal nature of the vision with which each of them ends, with the central protagonists illogically clinging to their own transcendent image of selfhood.
Nathaniel Hawthorne: +My Kinsman, Major Molineux+: the several voices of independence
Bleak dreams: restriction and aspiration in The Scarlet Letter
Mark Twain+s great evasion: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Strether unbounded: the selective vision of Henry James+s Ambassador
Closing the circle: The Great Gatsby
Conclusion: Moby-Dick and our problem with history
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ISBN: 9780521335324 ISBN-10: 0521335329 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 172 Published: 28th May 2004 Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.94
Weight (kg): 0.35