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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carol J Singley
|Notes:||Formerly CIP Uk. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-213) index. - 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.|
|Description:||ix, 224 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||INTRODUCTION ; 1. Abandoned and Adopted in a New World ; 2. Problems of Patrimony: Benjamin Franklin and Ann Sargent Gage ; 3. Adoption Averted in The Scarlet Letter ; 4. Plotting Adoption: Dependence and Independence ; 5. Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter ; 6. Servitude and Homelessness: Harriet Wilson's Our Nig ; 7. The Limits of Nurture: Louisa May Alcott's Adoption Fiction ; 8. Charity Begins and Ends at Home: Edith Wharton's Summer ; INDEX|
|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,
- Adoption in literature.
- American literature -- History and criticism.
- Children in literature.
- Families in literature.
- National characteristics, American, in literature.
- American literature.
- Adoption in literature
- American literature -- History and criticism
- Children in literature
- Families in literature
- National characteristics, American, in literature