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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carol J Singley
|Description:||ix, 224 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Abandoned and adopted in a new world --
Problems of patrimony: Benjamin Franklin and Ann Sargent Gage --
Adoption averted in The scarlet letter --
Plotting adoption: dependence and independence --
Child saving, nation building: The wide, wide world and The lamplighter --
Servitude and homelessness: Harriet Wilson's Our nig --
The limits of nurture: Louisa May Alcott's adoption fiction --
Charity begins and ends at home: Edith Wharton's Summer.
|Responsibility:||Carol J. Singley.|
Singley's very timely and original re-reading of many classic texts proves once more that we students of the canon never exhaust it. Such rich books as The Scarlet Letter and Our Nig, Little Women,