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Regional fictions : culture and identity in nineteenth-century American literature

Author: Stephanie Foote
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines American regionalism, arguing that the colourful local characters, dialects and accents that marked regionalist novels and short stories of the 19th century, were the key to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Foote, Stephanie.
Regional fictions.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606516511
Online version:
Foote, Stephanie.
Regional fictions.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)608679245
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Foote
ISBN: 0299171108 9780299171100 0299171140 9780299171148
OCLC Number: 44764143
Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "I feared to find myself a foreigner" : Sarah Orne Jewett's The country of the pointed firs --
The region of the repressed and the return of the region : Hamlin Garland and Harold Frederic --
The history of a historyless people : Gertrude Atherton's The Californians --
"The shadow of the Ethiopian" : George Washington Cable's The grandissimes --
Disorienting regionalism : Jacob Riis, the city, and the Chinese question --
Representation and Tammany Hall : locating the body politic.
Responsibility: Stephanie Foote.

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