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Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

Author: Cindy Weinstein
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cindy Weinstein's book radically revises our understanding of nineteenth-century sentimental literature. Weinstein argues that these novels are far more complex than critics have suggested. Through intensive close readings of a wide range of novels, she demonstrates the aesthetic and political complexities in this important and influential genre.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Weinstein
ISBN: 9780511264191 0511264194 1280749717 9781280749711
OCLC Number: 476030732
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half-title --
Series-title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
CHAPTER 1 In loco parentis --
CHAPTER 2 "A sort of adopted daughter": family relations in The Lamplighter --
CHAPTER 3 Thinking through sympathy: Kemble, Hentz, and Stowe --
CHAPTER 4 Behind the scenes of sentimental novels: Ida May and Twelve Years a Slave --
CHAPTER 5 Love American style: The Wide, Wide World --
CHAPTER 6 We are family, or Melville's Pierre --
Afterword --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Cindy Weinstein's book radically revises our understanding of nineteenth-century sentimental literature. Weinstein argues that these novels are far more complex than critics have suggested. Through intensive close readings of a wide range of novels, she demonstrates the aesthetic and political complexities in this important and influential genre.

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