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The Columbia History of the American Novel - Emory Elliott

The Columbia History of the American Novel

By: Emory Elliott (Editor), Cathy N. Davidson (Editor), Patrick O'Donnell (Editor), Valerie Smith (Editor), Christopher P. Wilson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th December 1991
ISBN: 9780231073608
Number Of Pages: 905
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The first history of America's major literary form offers new views of our literary history and a sophisticated examination of areas of fiction that have only recently begun to receive attention.

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Recommended for all literature and reference collections. "Recommended for all literature and reference collections." -- "Library Journal"

Beginnings to the Mid-Nineteenth Centuryp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Early American Novelp. 6
Autobiography and the Early Novelp. 26
The Book Marketplace Ip. 46
The Romancep. 72
Romance and Racep. 89
Domesticity and Fictionp. 110
Fiction and Reform Ip. 130
The Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 155
Introductionp. 157
Realismp. 160
Fiction and the Science of Societyp. 189
Fiction and Reform IIp. 216
Nation, Region, and Empirep. 240
Gender and Fictionp. 267
Popular Forms Ip. 285
The Early Twentieth Centuryp. 307
Introductionp. 309
Modernist Eruptionsp. 311
American Proletarianismp. 331
Popular Forms IIp. 357
Ethnicity and the Marketplacep. 380
Race and Regionp. 407
Fiction of the Westp. 437
Technology and the Novelp. 465
Society and Identityp. 485
The Late Twentieth Centuryp. 511
Introductionp. 513
Postmodern Culturep. 515
Postmodern Realismp. 521
Constructing Genderp. 542
Canada in Fictionp. 558
Caribbean Fictionp. 586
Latin American Fictionp. 607
Colonialism, Imperialism, and Imagined Homesp. 649
The Book Marketplace IIp. 679
Postmodern Fictionp. 697
The Avant-Gardep. 726
Biographies of American Authorsp. 753
Selected Bibliography of Critical Worksp. 821
Notes on Contributorsp. 847
Indexp. 853
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ISBN: 9780231073608
ISBN-10: 0231073607
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 905
Published: 20th December 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.21 x 16.36  x 5.92
Weight (kg): 1.74