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Love and death in the American novel

Author: Leslie A Fiedler
Publisher: New York, Stein and Day, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fiedler, Leslie A.
Love and death in the American novel.
New York, Stein and Day, 1966
(OCoLC)570555610
Named Person: Charles Brockden Brown; Samuel Richardson; Edgar Allan Poe; James Fenimore Cooper; William Faulkner; Mark Twain; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Charles Brockden Brown; James Fenimore Cooper; William Faulkner; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe; Samuel Richardson; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Fiedler
OCLC Number: 270256
Description: 512 pages 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Prototypes and early adaptations: The novel and America --
The novel's audience and the sentimental love religion --
Richardson and the tragedy of seduction --
The bourgeois sentimental novel and the female audience --
The beginnings of the anti-bourgeois sentimental novel in America --
Charles Brockden Brown and the invention of the American Gothic --
James Fenimore Cooper and the historical romance --
pt. 2. Achievement and frustration: Clarissa in America: toward Marjorie Morningstar --
Good good girls and good bad boys: Clarissa as a juvenile --
The revenge on woman: from Lucy to Lolita --
The failure of sentiment and the evasion of love --
The blackness of darkness: Edgar Allan Poe and the development of the Gothic --
The power of blackness: Faustian man and the cult of violence.
Responsibility: [by] Leslie A. Fiedler.

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