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Social stories : the magazine novel in nineteenth-century America

Author: Patricia Okker
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social Stories offers a narrative of the American magazine novel that emphasizes its direct engagement with social, political, and cultural issues of its day. Rejecting the association of novel reading with notions of the private, Okker convincingly argues that nineteenth-century magazine novels were indeed fiercely social.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Okker
ISBN: 0813922402 9780813922409
OCLC Number: 51931376
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: E pluribus unum --
Social stories --
Jeremy Belknap's serializing the nation --
Fashion and the magazine novelist : the case of Ann Stephens --
William Gilmore Simms, Martin R. Delany, and serial/sectional politics --
After the war : national audiences, national questions --
William Dean Howells's "modern" magazine novel.
Responsibility: Patricia Okker.
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Largely ignored in American literary history, the magazine was extremely popular throughout the 19th century, with editors describing the form as a virtual "necessity". This book covers a variety of  Read more...

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