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John Jakes : a critical companion

Author: Mary Ellen Jones
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Jakes, often called the people's author and godfather of the historical novel, has made American history come to life in his series The Kent Family Chronicles and The North and South Trilogy. Through these novels, Jakes conveys the sweep of American history, both its glory and its grim scenes, from the American Revolution to the opening moments of the 20th century. Never glossing over the nation's flaws  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Mary Ellen, 1937-
John Jakes.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(DLC) 96018205
(OCoLC)34633404
Named Person: John Jakes; John Jakes; John Jakes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Jones
ISBN: 0313008329 9780313008320 0313295301 9780313295300
OCLC Number: 51921759
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART I: BIOGRAPHY AND GENRES; 1. "The People's Author": The Life of John Jakes; 2. From Apprentice to Master Craftsman: The Many Genres of John Jakes; PART II: THE KENT FAMILY CHRONICLES; 3. The Bastard (1974); 4. The Rebels (1975); 5. The Seekers (1975) and The Furies (1976); 6. The Titans (1976); 7. The Warriors (1977); 8. The Lawless (1978); 9. The Americans (1980); PART III: NEW BEGINNINGS; 10. North and South (1982), Love and War (1984), and Heaven and Hell (1987); 11. California Gold (1989); 12. Homeland (1993); Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D.
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Mary Ellen Jones.

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John Jakes, often called the people's author and godfather of the historical novel, has made American history come to life in his series The Kent Family Chronicles and The North and South Trilogy. Through these novels, Jakes conveys the sweep of American history, both its glory and its grim scenes, from the American Revolution to the opening moments of the 20th century. Never glossing over the nation's flaws (slavery, materialism, a double-edged Manifest Destiny), Jakes nevertheless affirms American values. This is the first full-length critical study of his work. It examines in detail Jakes'

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