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Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels : The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Ambassadors; The Great Gatsby - Joyce A. Rowe

Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels

The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Ambassadors; The Great Gatsby

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Published: 28th May 2004
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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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521335324
ISBN-10: 0521335329
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 28th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37