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Easterns, westerns, and private eyes : American matters, 1870-1900

Author: Marcus Klein
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the sources and meanings of tales and figures that have dominated the American imagination: the Horatio Alger story, the western and the figure of the private eye. They emerged in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Klein, Marcus.
Easterns, westerns, and private eyes.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c1994
(OCoLC)624440428
Named Person: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Horatio Alger; Horatio Alger, Jr.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Klein
ISBN: 0299143007 9780299143008 029914304X 9780299143046
OCLC Number: 29846691
Description: xi, 216 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Rags to riches; or Horatio Alger, Jr., and the dangerous classes of New York: Alger --
Adrift in New York --
The imposters --
pt. 2. Westerns: Royalty --
Roosevelt --
The lessons of Deadwood Dick --
Wister --
pt. 3. Private eyes: McParlan --
The detectives --
Hammett.
Responsibility: Marcus Klein.

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