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The American novel and its tradition

Author: Richard Volney Chase
Publisher: New York : Gordian Press, 1978.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Chase, Richard Volney, 1914-1962.
American novel and its tradition.
New York : Gordian Press, 1978
(OCoLC)756425308
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Volney Chase
ISBN: 087752209X 9780877522096
OCLC Number: 3730397
Notes: Reprint of the 1st ed. published in 1957 by Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y.
Description: xii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The broken circuit. A culture of contradictions ; Novel vs. romance ; The historical view ; James on the novel vs. the romance --
Brockden Brown's melodramas. Wieland ; Edgar Huntly ; A note on melodrama --
The significance of Cooper. Satanstoe ; The Prairie --
Hawthorne and the limits of romance ; The Scarlet Letter ; The a vs. the whale ; The Blithedale Romance --
Melville and Moby-Dick. How Moby-Dick was written ; An epic romance ; The meaning of Moby-Dick ; A note on Billy Budd --
The lesson of the master. The Portrait of a Lady --
Mark Twain and the novel. Huckleberry Finn ; Pudd'nhead Wilson --
Three novels of manners. The Great Gatsby ; Cable's Grandissimes ; The Vacation of the Kelwyns --
Norris and naturalism. McTeague ; The Octopus ; Norris historically viewed --
Faulkner-the great years. As I Lay Dying ; Light in August ; The Sound and the Fury.
Responsibility: Richard Chase.

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