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Revolution and the word : the rise of the novel in America

Author: Cathy N Davidson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining rigorous historicism with new critical theory, and using a feminist perspective, Davidson questions the ideology implicit in any definition of a univocal "American literary tradition" and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy N Davidson
ISBN: 0195041089 9780195041088 0195056531 9780195056532
OCLC Number: 13329821
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : toward a history of texts --
2. The book in the new republic --
3. Ideology and genre --
4. Literacy, education, and the reader --
5. Commodity and communication : the first American novel --
6. Privileging the feme covert : the sociology of sentimental fiction --
7. The picaresque and the margins of political discourse --
8. Early American Gothic : the limits of individualism --
Afterword : texts as histories.
Responsibility: Cathy N. Davidson.
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"Essential reading in the field of history of the book. Well written and accessible to undergraduates."-Rosalind Remer, Moravian College "[A] magnificent source book."-Leonard Cassuto, Fordham Read more...

 
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