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Adulthood and other fictions : American literature and the unmaking of age

Author: Sari Edelstein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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While the field of childhood studies has blossomed in recent years, few scholars have taken up the question of age more broadly as a lens for reading American literature. Adulthood and Other Fictions shows how a diverse array of nineteenth-century writers, thinkers, and artists responded to the rise of chronological age in social and political life. Over the course of the century, age was added to the census;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1044868239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sari Edelstein
ISBN: 9780191869716 0191869716 9780192567888 0192567888
OCLC Number: 1063759249
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction1: 'May I Never Be a Man': Immaturity in Melville's America2: Peculiar Forms of Aging in the Literature of US Slavery3: Little Women, Overgrown Children, and the Problem of Female Maturity4: Over the Hill and Out of Sight: Locating Old Age in Regionalism5: Beyond Mastery: Undoing Adulthood in the Work of Henry JamesCoda
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This volume explores the idea of age in American literature over the course of the nineteenth century and examines how writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and Henry James used  Read more...

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In this beautifully written book, rife with sharp observations, Edelstein contributes to the growing body of scholarship on cultural constructions of age, adulthood, and life stages. Her book will Read more...

 
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