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The New England town in fact and fiction

Author: Perry D Westbrook
Publisher: Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1982.
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The author examines the institution and mystique of the New England town as it has impinged upon and molded the American imagination for two hundred years through the works of such writers as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Westbrook, Perry D.
New England town in fact and fiction.
Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1982
(OCoLC)557992336
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry D Westbrook
ISBN: 0838630111 9780838630112
OCLC Number: 8280669
Description: 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "God has never forsaken that country" --
2. Reports on the Promised Land : Dwight's Travels in New England and New York, and other commentators --
3. Emerson and Thoreau and the town of Concord --
4. Village fiction before 1850 --
5. "A delightful village on a fruitful hill" : Lyman and Henry Ward Beecher and the New England town --
6. Harriet Beecher Stowe : interpreter of New England life --
7. Essays, sketches, humor --
8. Structure and origins of town government --
9. Recorders of social and economic decline in rural New England --
10. At ease in Zion : Sarah Orne Jewett and Emily Dickinson --
11. Old home week --
12. Twentieth-century writing on New England towns to 1960 --
13. Writers on New England towns since 1960.
Responsibility: Perry D. Westbrook.

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