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The American Historical Romance : Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - George Dekker

The American Historical Romance

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

Hardcover Published: 30th October 1987
ISBN: 9780521332828
Number Of Pages: 388

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This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's connections with Enlightenment and Romantic theories of history; with the rise of literary regionalism; with the ambitions of Romantic writers to revive the epic and romance; with changing conceptions of gender roles; and with the authors' troubled responses to the great revolutionary and imperialistic conflicts of the modern era. However, though inevitably much concerned with the theory of genre and with the specific contents of the genre of historical romance, Professor Dekker devotes most of his book to new readings of major texts by James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Allen Tate, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and William Faulkner, as well as to the Briton whose name was synonymous with the genre for most of the nineteenth century - Sir Walter Scott. 'The American Historical Romance is the richest, most fully meditated and most rewarding yet written by this author ...It is the most important book on the relations of British and American fiction to come out for many years. No devotee of the American novel will ignore it.' -- The Times Literary Supplement

"The American Historical Romance is the richest, most fully meditated and most rewarding yet written by this author who has been a pioneer...No devotee of the American novel will ignore it." Howard Erskine-Hill, Times Literary Supplement

Preface
the American historical romance: a prospectus
The Waverley-model and the rise of historical romance
Historical romance and the stadialist model of progress
The regionalism of historical romance
Hawthorne and the ironies of New England history
Melville: the red comets return
The hero and heroine of historical romance
The historical romance of the South
Retrospect: departures and returns
Notes
Index.
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ISBN: 9780521332828
ISBN-10: 0521332826
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 30th October 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.74