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Public sentiments : structures of feeling in nineteenth-century American literature

Author: Glenn Hendler
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
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Explores "logic of sympathy" in novels by Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, T.S. Arthur, Martin Delany, Horatio Alger, Fanny Fern, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hendler, Glenn, 1962-
Public sentiments.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606551240
Online version:
Hendler, Glenn, 1962-
Public sentiments.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2001
(OCoLC)608584879
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Hendler
ISBN: 0807826065 9780807826065 0807849219 9780807849217
OCLC Number: 45172773
Description: x, 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century America --
Pt. 1. Institutions of the Public Sphere --
1. Sentimental Experience: White Manhood in 1840s Temperance Narratives --
2. Civility and Citizenship: Martin Delany's Black Public Sphere --
3. Pandering in the Public Sphere: Masculinity and the Market in Horatio Alger's Fiction --
Pt. II. Performing Publicity --
4. An Unequaled System of Publicity: The Logic of Sympathy in Women's Sentimental Fiction --
5. Publicity Is Personal: Fanny Fern, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and Henry James --
6. Growing Up in Public: The Bad Boy and His Audiences --
Coda: Toward a History of Identification.
Responsibility: Glenn Hendler.

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