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The rise of the American novel.

Author: Alexander Cowie
Publisher: New York, American Book Co. [1948]
Series: American literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume presents materials for a critical history of the American novel from the beginning to the latter part of the nineteenth century, together with a concluding chapter intended as a rough indication of developments to the present time.".
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cowie, Alexander, 1896-1978.
Rise of the American novel.
New York, American Book Co. [1948]
(OCoLC)592133705
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; Edgar Allan Poe; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Walt Whitman; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Oliver Wendell Holmes; William Dean Howells; Mark Twain; Henry James; George Washington Cable; George Washington Cable; James Fenimore Cooper; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Oliver Wendell Holmes; William Dean Howells; Henry James; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Herman Melville; Edgar Allan Poe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Mark Twain; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Cowie
OCLC Number: 268679
Description: xii, 877 pages 23 cm.
Contents: 1. At the beginning --
2. Early satire and realism --
3. Vaulting ambition: Brockden Brown and others --
4. James Fenimore Cooper and the historical romance --
5. Contemporaries and immediate followers of Cooper I --
6. Contemporaries and immediate followers of Cooper II --
7. The mixed thirties --
8. Nathaniel Hawthorne --
9. Herman Melville --
10. The domestic sentimentalists and other popular writers --
11. Experiment and tradition --
12. Civil War and Reconstruction --
13. Local-color, frontier, and regional fiction --
14. Mark Twain --
15. William Dean Howells --
16. Henry James --
17. New directions (1890-1940).
Series Title: American literature series.

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"This volume presents materials for a critical history of the American novel from the beginning to the latter part of the nineteenth century, together with a concluding chapter intended as a rough indication of developments to the present time.".

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