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The American Scene : Essays on Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Stuart Hutchinson

The American Scene

Essays on Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Hardcover Published: 2nd October 1991
ISBN: 9780333550243
Number Of Pages: 161

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The American Scene considers major texts of nineteenth century American literature: The Leatherstocking Tales, Poe's fiction, The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick, Leaves of Grass, Dickinson's poetry, Huckleberry Finn, James's The American Scene. It sees these works as attempts to articulate relationships between the self and the New World. The indeterminacy of the relationships is expressed in the formal instability of the works themselves. In these respects, nineteenth century American literature is shown to offer a striking contrast to comparable English literature.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Cooper: The Leather-stocking Tales - Poe's Fiction: Arthur Gordon Pym to The Black Cat - Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter - Melville: Moby-Dick - Whitman: Leaves of Grass - Dickinson's Poetry - Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - James: The American Scene - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333550243
ISBN-10: 0333550242
Series: New Directions in American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 2nd October 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2