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Thematic guide to the American novel

Author: Lynda G Adamson; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Also includes Appendix A: Additional selected themes and topics followed by a list of American novels: AFRICAN AMERICANS: Absalom, Absalom! -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman -- The bear -- Beloved -- The bluest eye -- The color purple -- The confessions of Nat Turner -- Devil in a blue dress -- Fallen angels -- Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe -- A gathering
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Handbooks and manuals
Outlines and syllabi
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Outlines, syllabi, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2001040565
(OCoLC)49699628
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda G Adamson; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9780313076206 0313076200
OCLC Number: 230825499
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, MI : Gale, [2002?]. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files. Made available through Gale virtual reference library.
Description: xi, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Abandonment --
Absurdity of war --
Alienation --
American dream --
Battered women --
Being and becoming --
Bereavement --
Betrayal --
Community --
Compassion --
Corrupting power --
Courage --
Cultural conflict --
Death --
Disabled --
Duty --
Emotional abuse --
Family --
Fathers and sons --
Friendship --
Greed --
Grotesques --
Healers --
Immigrant life --
Imprisonment --
Independent women --
Injustice --
Journeys --
Knowableness of God --
Loneliness --
Loss --
Love --
Male behavior --
Masquerading --
Mothers and daughters --
Multiracial offspring --
Nature --
Oppression --
Outsiders --
Quests --
Rejection --
Responsibility --
Revealing family history --
Search for a father --
Search for identity --
Storytelling --
Suicide --
Survival --
Trials --
Value of land.
Other Titles: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Lynda G. Adamson.

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Also includes Appendix A: Additional selected themes and topics followed by a list of American novels: AFRICAN AMERICANS: Absalom, Absalom! -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman -- The bear -- Beloved -- The bluest eye -- The color purple -- The confessions of Nat Turner -- Devil in a blue dress -- Fallen angels -- Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe -- A gathering of old men -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The hiding place -- Invisible man -- A lesson before dying -- Light in August -- The lilies of the field -- Linden hills -- Mama -- Mama day -- Middle passage -- Native son -- Our nig -- Passing -- Ragtime -- Song of Solomon -- Sound and the fury -- Sula -- Tar baby -- Their eyes were watching God -- To kill a mockingbird -- Uncle Tom's cabin -- Waiting to exhale -- The women of Brewster place -- Yellow raft in blue water. BILDUNGSROMAN: All the king's men -- All the pretty horses -- Annie John -- April morning -- The bean trees -- The bear -- Bless me, Ultima -- Bluest eye -- Brown girl, brownstones -- The catcher in the rye -- Ceremony -- Chocolate war -- chosen -- Cold sassy tree -- Deliverance -- Folded leaf -- Fools crow -- Foxfire -- Great Santini -- The house on mango street -- How the Garcia girls lost their accents -- The human comedy -- Invisible man -- Member of the wedding -- The moviegoer -- Native son -- River runs through it -- Sister Carrie -- To kill a mockingbird -- A tree grows in Brooklyn -- Yellow raft in blue water. CHINESE AND CHINESE AMERICANS: Bone -- The good earth -- Joy luck club -- Kitchen god's wife -- Woman warrior.

DREAMS AND THE SUPERNATURAL: Angle of repose -- Bless me, Ultima -- Ceremony -- Fools crow -- Going after Cacciato -- The great Gatsby -- The heart is a lonely hunter -- House made of dawn -- The house made of dawn -- The house of the seven gables -- Love medicine -- Mama -- Mama day -- Reservation blues -- Slaughterhouse five -- Tar baby. FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS: Absalom, absalom! -- The bell jar -- The bluest eye -- Bone -- Brown girl, brownstones -- Charlotte temple -- Cold mountain -- The color purple -- Ellen Foster -- Foxfire -- The good Earth -- House on Mango Street -- How the Garcia girls lost their accents -- In the time of butterflies -- The poisonwood bible -- The rise of Silas Lapham -- The shipping news -- Song of Solomon -- A tree grows in Brooklyn 00 To kill a mockingbird -- Washington Square. FINE ARTS AND EDUCATION: The accidental tourist -- The age of innocence -- Angle of repose -- The awakening -- The bell jar -- Brown girl, brownstones -- The chosen -- Cold mountain -- Deliverance -- Fahrenheit 451 -- Foxfire -- The heart is a lonely hunter -- The house on Mango Street -- Main Street -- Mama -- Memoirs of a Geisha -- The moviegoer -- The poisonwood bible -- Ragtime -- Reservation blues -- A river runs through it -- The shipping news -- Sister Carrie -- Slaughterhouse five -- Snow falling on cedars -- These is my words -- A tree grows in Brooklyn -- Winesburg, Ohio -- The woman warrior.

FRONTIER LIFE: Angle of repose -- Death comes for the archbishop -- Fools crow -- Giants in the earth -- The last of the Mohicans -- My Antonia -- O Pioneers! -- The Ox-Bow incident -- These is my words. HISPANIC AND CARIBBEAN EXTRACTION: All the pretty horses -- Annie John -- Bless me Ultima -- Brown girl, brownstones -- The house on Mango Street -- How the Garcia girls lost their accents -- In the time of the butterflies -- The pearl. INFIDELITY: The age of innocence -- All the king's men -- Angle of repose -- The awakening -- Brown girl, brownstones -- Ceremony -- The color purple -- The crying of lot 49 -- Ethan Frome -- Fools Crow -- The good earth -- The great Gatsby -- Mama -- Rabbit, run -- The scarlet letter -- Seize the day -- Sister Carrie -- Sula -- Tender is the night -- Waiting to exhale -- A yellow raft in blue water -- JUDAISM: The assistant -- The chosen -- The fixer -- Goodbye, Columbus -- The ruse of David Levinsky -- Tell me a riddle. MARRIAGE: The age of innocence -- Angle of repose -- The awakening -- Black and blue -- Bone -- The color purple -- A death in the family -- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant -- Fahrenheit 451 -- Giants in the earth -- The good earth -- In the time of the butterflies -- The kitchen god's wife -- Main street -- Mama day -- Ordinary people -- Passing -- The pearl -- The poisonwood bible -- Rabbit, run -- Ragtime -- The rise of Silas Lapham -- The shipping news -- Song of Solomon -- Tar baby -- Tell me a riddle -- Their eyes were watching god -- These is my words -- A yellow raft in blue water.

NATIVE AMERICANS: The bean trees -- Ceremony -- The death of Jim Loney -- Fools Crow -- House made of dawn -- I heard the owl call my name -- The last of the Mohicans -- Love medicine -- Pigs in heaven -- Reservation blues -- A yellow raft in blue water. RELIGION: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The assistant -- Bless me, Ultima -- The catcher in the rye -- Ceremony -- The chosen -- Cold mountain -- Cold sassy tree -- The color purple -- The confessions of Nat turner -- Death comes for the archbishop -- The fixer -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The great Santini -- House made of dawn -- I heard the owl call my name -- Light in August -- The lilies of the field -- The poisonwood bible -- Reservation blues -- A river funs through it -- The scarlet letter -- Slaughterhouse five -- Uncle Tom's cabin -- A yellow raft in blue water -- SLAVERY: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman -- Beloved -- The bridge of San Luis Rey -- The confessions of Nat Turner -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court -- The good earth -- Killer angels -- Memoirs of a geisha -- Middle passage -- Uncle Tom's cabin -- The woman warrior. WAR: April morning -- A bell for Adano -- Catch 22 -- Ceremony -- Cold mountain -- Fallen angels -- A farewell to arms -- Fools Crow -- For whom the bell tolls -- Going after Cacciato -- The human comedy -- In the time of the butterflies -- The joy luck club -- Killer angels -- The last of the Mohicans -- Memoirs of a geisha -- The poisonwood bible -- The red badge of courage -- Shiloh -- Slaughterhouse five -- The things they carried.

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