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Cavalcade of the American novel, from the birth of the Nation to the middle of the twentieth century.

Author: Edward Wagenknecht
Publisher: New York, Holt, [1952]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with Brockden Brown and continuing through such well-known novelists as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain, the author concludes with Wharton, Glasgow, Dreiser, Cather, Lewis, Hemingway, and others who achieved success in the 1920's and 30's.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004.
Cavalcade of the American novel.
New York, Holt, [1952]
(OCoLC)570020505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Wagenknecht
OCLC Number: 269680
Description: 575 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Brockden Brown and the pioneers --
The novel established: the age of Cooper and Simms --
The soul's romance: Hawthorne --
The ambiguities of Herman Melville --
Mrs. Stowe and some contemporaries --
"The Lincoln of our literature" --
The American mirror: William Dean Howells --
The American as artist: Henry James --
Novelists of the 'eighties --
Some Southern novelists of the 'nineties and after --
Towards naturalism --
Voices of the new century --
Edith Wharton: social background and ethical dilemma --
Ellen Glasgow: triumph and despair --
Theodore Dreiser, the mystic naturalist --
In the second decade --
Willa Cather and the lovely past --
James Branch Cabell: the anatomy of romanticism --
Sinclair Lewis and the Babbitt Warren --
Ernest Hemingway: legend and reality --
Novelists of the 'twenties --
Novelists of the 'thirties --
A note on the fiction of the 'forties and after.

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Starting with Brockden Brown and continuing through such well-known novelists as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain, the author concludes with Wharton, Glasgow, Dreiser, Cather, Lewis, Hemingway, and others who achieved success in the 1920's and 30's.

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