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Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature : Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - Hsuan L. Hsu

Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

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"In Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Hsuan L. Hsu examines how literature represents different kinds of spaces ranging from the single-family home to the globe. He focuses on authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Sarah Orne Jewett, who drew on literary tools such as rhetoric, setting, and point of view to mediate between individuals and different kinds of spaces. These authors used forms such as the regional sketch, the domestic novel, and the detective story to re-examine how local spaces and communities would change when incorporated into global economic and political networks. Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature is valuable reading for American literature scholars, and for all concerned with intersections between literature and geography"--Provided by publisher.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction: scales of identificationp. 1
Democratic expansionism, Gothic geographies, and Charles Brockden Brownp. 25
Urban apartments, global cities: the enlargement of private space in Poe and Jamesp. 57
Culural orphans: domesticity, missionaries, and China from Stowe to Sui Sin Farp. 94
"The checkered globe": cosmopolitan despair in the American Pacificp. 129
Literature and regional productionp. l64
Epilogue: scales of resistancep. 196
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780521197069
ISBN-10: 0521197066
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 6th May 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57