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The American narcissus : individualism and women in nineteenth-century American fiction

Author: Joyce W Warren
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1984.
Series: Douglass series on women's lives and the meaning of gender.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a feminist perspective on the fiction of Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Twain, and James, and discusses the stereotyped portrayal of women in American literature.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce W Warren
ISBN: 0813510406 9780813510408 0813514959 9780813514956
OCLC Number: 10123389
Description: xi, 345 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. The American narcissus: backgrounds of culture --
pt. 1. American literature and the American myth: ch. 2. Transcendentalism and the self: Ralph Waldo Emerson --
ch. 3. The gender of American individualism: Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller --
pt. 2. The woman as fantasy: ch. 4. Solitary man and superfluous woman: James Fenimore Cooper --
ch. 5. The masculine sea: Herman Melville --
ch. 6. Old ladies and little girls: Mark Twain --
pt. 3. The woman as person: ch. 7. The claims of the other: Nathaniel Hawthorne --
ch. 8. The woman takes center stage: Henry James.
Series Title: Douglass series on women's lives and the meaning of gender.
Responsibility: Joyce W. Warren.
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