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The romance of real life : Charles Brockden Brown and the origins of American culture

Author: Steven Watts
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the leading writers of the early republic, Charles Brockden Brown often appears as a romantic prototype - the brilliant, alienated author rejected by a utilitarian, materialistic American society. In The Romance of Real Life Steven Watts reinterprets Brown's life and work as a complex case study in the emerging culture of capitalism at the dawn of the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watts, Steven, 1952-
Romance of real life.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)623664034
Named Person: Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Watts
ISBN: 0801846862 9780801846861
OCLC Number: 28498476
Description: xviii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Novel and the Market in the Early Republic --
2. The Lawyer and the Rhapsodist --
3. The Young Artist as Social Visionary --
4. The Major Novels (I): Fiction and Fragmentation --
5. The Major Novels (II): Deception and Disintegration --
6. The Writer as Bourgeois Moralist --
7. The Writer and the Liberal Ego.
Responsibility: Steven Watts.
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In reinterpreting Brown's life and work as a case study in the emerging culture of capitalism at the dawn of the 19th century, this book examines his major novels from the 1790s, as well as  Read more...

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