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American fiction; an historical and critical survey,

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [1964]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Students' edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960.
American fiction.
New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts [1964]
(OCoLC)654330950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Hobson Quinn
OCLC Number: 1001898
Description: xxiii, 805 pages 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The foundation of American fiction --
Charles Brockden Brown and the establishment of romance --
Washington Irving and other pioneers --
James Fenimore Cooper --
Edgar Allan Poe and the establishment of the short story --
The development of idealistic romance --
Nathaniel Hawthorne, the romance of the moral life --
Herman Melville and the exotic romance --
The transition to realism --
The fiction of fantasy --
Bret Harte and the fiction of moral contrast --
Mark Twain and the romance of youth --
William Dean Howells and the establishment of realism --
Henry James and the fiction of international relations --
Weir Mitchell, pioneer and patrician --
Place and race in American fiction --
Joel Chandler Haris and the fiction of folklore --
Francis Marion Crawford and the cosmopolitan novel --
The urbane note in American fiction --
The development of realism --
James Lane Allen and the novel of the spirit --
The romance of history and politics --
Lafcadio Hearn and the later exotic romance --
The journalists --
Edith Wharton --
Anne Douglas Sedgwick --
Booth Tarkington and the later romance --
Critics and satirists: the liberals --
Critics and satirists: the radicals --
Ellen Glasgow and the new South --
Willa Cather --
The celebration of the individual --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: by Arthur Hobson Quinn.

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