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The American novel and its tradition

Author: Richard Volney Chase
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1957.
Series: Doubleday Anchor original.; Doubleday anchor books, A116.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Chase, Richard Volney, 1914-1962.
American novel and its tradition.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1957
(OCoLC)551318789
Named Person: William Dean Howells; James Fenimore Cooper; William Faulkner; Frank Norris; Mark Twain; Herman Melville; Henry James; George Washington Cable; Charles Brockden Brown; Nathaniel Hawthorne; F Scott Fitzgerald; Theodore Dreiser; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Alice Walker; Toni Morrison; Charles Brockden Brown; George Washington Cable; James Fenimore Cooper; Theodore Dreiser; William Faulkner; F Scott Fitzgerald; Nathaniel Hawthorne; William Dean Howells; Henry James; Herman Melville; Toni Morrison; Frank Norris; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Mark Twain; Alice Walker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Volney Chase
OCLC Number: 7600232
Notes: A Doubleday anchor original.
Description: 266 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The broken circuit: A culture of contradictions --
Novel vs. romance --
The historical view --
James on the novel vs. the romance --
pt. 2. Brockden Brown's melodramas: Wieland --
Edgar Huntly --
A note on melodrama --
pt. 3. The significance of Cooper: Satanstoe --
The prairie --
pt. 4. Hawthorne and the limits of romance: The scarlet letter --
The A vs. the whale --
The Blithedale romance --
pt. 5. Melville and Moby-Dick: How Moby-Dick was written --
An epic romance --
The meaning of Moby-Dick --
A note on Billy Budd --
pt. 6. The lesson of the master: The portrait of a lady --
pt. 7. Mark Twain and the novel: Huckleberry Finn --
Pudd'nhead Wilson --
pt. 8. Three novels of manners: The great Gatsby --
Cable's Grandissimes --
The vacation of the Kelwyns --
pt. 9. Norris and naturalism: McTeague --
The octopus --
Norris historically viewed --
pt. 10. Faulkner, the great years: As I lay dying --
Light in August --
The sound and the fury --
Appendixes: I. Sanctuary vs. The turn of the screw --
II. Romance, the folk imagination, and myth criticism.
Series Title: Doubleday Anchor original.; Doubleday anchor books, A116.
Responsibility: Richard Chase.

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