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The American novel, 1789-1939,

Author: Carl Van Doren
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1940.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the beginnings of fiction in America and the earliest writer researched is Cooper and the latest is Wolfe. Commentaries on the novelists are presented.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
American novel, 1789-1939.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1940
(OCoLC)570020602
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; James Fenimore Cooper; Henry James; Thomas Wolfe; Edith Wharton; William Dean Howells; Herman Melville; Mark Twain; Sinclair Lewis; James Branch Cabell; Willa Cather; Theodore Dreiser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Van Doren
OCLC Number: 269681
Description: vii, 406 pages 22 cm
Contents: Beginnings of fiction: Arguments and experiments ; Three matters of American romance --
James Fenimore Cooper --
Romances of adventure --
Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Herman Melville --
Blood and tears --
Howells and realism: New frontiers and old settlements ; William Dean Howells --
Mark Twain --
Henry James --
Types of fiction --
Local and historical: Local color ; Romantic history --
Emergence of naturalism --
Theodore Dreiser --
Tradition and transition: Stream of fiction ; Edith Wharton --
Willa Cather --
Revolt from the village --
Sinclair Lewis --
Romance, comedy, satire: James Branch Cabell ; Lively decade --
New realisms: Post-war ; Thomas Wolfe --
Revisions.
Responsibility: by Carl Van Doren.

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Traces the beginnings of fiction in America and the earliest writer researched is Cooper and the latest is Wolfe. Commentaries on the novelists are presented.

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