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The Cambridge history of the American novel

Author: Leonard Cassuto
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Complete Cambridge histories online. Literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Cambridge Histories Online.
"This ambitious literary history traces the American novel from its emergence in the late eighteenth century to its diverse incarnations in the multi-ethnic, multi-media culture of the present. Original essays by internationally renowned scholars present fresh readings of American classics and break new ground to show the role of popular genres - such as science fiction and mystery novels - in the creation of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cambridge history of the American novel.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010030376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Cassuto
ISBN: 9780511782046 0511782047 1316183238 9781316183236 1316183726 9781316183724 9781107571839 1107571839
OCLC Number: 746708149
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 1244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Inventing the American novel / Benjamin Reiss --
Transatlantic currents and the invention of the American novel / Paul Giles --
Susanna Rowson, Hannah Webster Foster, and the seduction novel in the early US / Anna Mae Duane --
Charles Brockden Brown and the novels of the early republic / Bryan Waterman --
The novel in the antebellum book market / Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray --
American land, American landscape, American novels / Timothy Sweet --
Cooper and the idea of the Indian / Sandra M. Gustafson --
The nineteenth-century historical novel / Winfried Fluck --
Hawthorne and the aesthetics of American romance / Jonathan Arac --
Melville and the novel of the sea / Hester Blum --
Religion and the nineteenth-century American novel / Gregory S. Jackson --
Manhood and the early American novel / Milette Shamir --
Sentimentalism / Cindy Weinstein --
Supernatural novels / Elizabeth Young --
Imagining the South / Jennifer Rae Greeson --
Stowe, race, and the antebellum American novel / John Ernest --
The early African American novel / Robert S. Levine --
Realism, protest, accommodation / Clare Virginia Eby --
Realism and radicalism : the school of Howells / Michael A. Elliott --
James, pragmatism, and the realist ideal / Carrie Tirado Bramen --
Theories of the American novel in the age of realism / Lawrence Buell --
The novel in postbellum print culture / Nancy Glazener --
Twain, class, and the Gilded Age / Andrew Lawson --
Dreiser and the city / Jude Davies --
Novels of civic protest / Cecelia Tichi --
Novels of American business, industry, and consumerism / David A. Zimmerman --
New Americans and the immigrant novel / Tim Prchal --
Cather and the regional imagination / Tom Lutz --
Wharton, marriage, and the New Woman / Jennifer L. Fleissner --
The postbellum race novel / Robert F. Reid-Pharr --
The African American novel after Reconstruction / Barbara McCaskill --
The rise of naturalism / Donna Campbell --
Imagining the frontier / Stephanie Le Menager --
Imperialism, Orientalism, and empire / Russ Castronovo --
The hemispheric novel in the post-revolutionary era / Gretchen Murphy --
The woman's novel beyond sentimentalism / Elizabeth Nolan --
Dime novels and the rise of mass-market genres / Shelley Streeby --
Readers and reading groups / Barbara Hochman --
Modernism and beyond / Clare Virginia Eby --
Stein, Hemingway, and American modernisms / Peter Nicholls --
The Great Gatsby and the 1920s / Kirk Curnutt --
Philosophy and the American novel / Robert Chodat --
Steinbeck and the proletarian novel / Alan M. Wald --
The novel, mass culture, mass media / Mark McGurl --
Wright, Hurston, and the direction of the African American novel / Valerie Babb --
Ellison and Baldwin : aesthetics, activism, and the social order / Lovalerie King --
Religion and the twentieth-century American novel / Amy Hungerford --
Faulkner and the Southern novel / Candace Waid --
Law and the American novel / Gregg Crane --
Twentieth-century publishing and the rise of the paperback / James L.W. West III --
The novel of crime, mystery, and suspense / Sean McCann --
US novels and US wars / John Carlos Rowe --
Science fiction / Priscilla Wald --
Female genre fiction in the twentieth century / Pamela Regis --
Children's novels / Julia Mickenberg --
The American novel and the rise of the suburbs / Catherine Jurca --
The Jewish great American novel / Andrew Hoberek --
The Beats and the 1960s / Robert Faggen --
Literary feminisms / Maria Farland --
Reimagining genders and sexualities / Elizabeth Freeman --
Contemporary formations / Benjamin Reiss --
Postmodern novels / Ursula K. Heise --
The nonfiction novel / David Schmid --
Disability and the American novel / David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder --
Model minorities and the minority model : the neoliberal novel / Walter Benn Michaels --
The American borderlands novel / Ramón Saldívar --
The rise of the Asian American novel / Susan Koshy --
Toni Morrison and the post-civil rights African American novel / Michael Hill --
Hemispheric American novels / Rodrigo Lazo --
The worlding of the American novel / Bruce Robbins --
The Native American Tradition / Sean Kicummah Teuton --
Contemporary ecofiction / Jonathan Levin --
Graphic novels / Jan Baetens --
Twentieth- and twenty-first century literary communities / Denel Rehberg Sedo --
A history of the future of narrative / Robert Coover.
Series Title: Complete Cambridge histories online. Literary studies.
Responsibility: general editor, Leonard Cassuto ; associate editors, Clare Virginia Eby and Benjamin Reiss.
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