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Conspiracy and romance : studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Levine has examined the American romance in a historical context. His book offers a fresh reading of the genre, establishing its importance to American culture between the founding of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 0521366542 9780521366540
OCLC Number: 434547681
Description: IX, 302 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. 'The defencelessness of her condition': Villainy and Vulnerability in Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond; 2. 'Souless Corporation;: Oligarchy and the Countersubversive Presence in James Fenimore Cooper's The Bravo; 3. 'A confusion of popish and protestant emblems': Insiders and Outsiders in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance; 4. 'Follow you Leader': Captains and Mutineers in Herman Melville's Benito Cereno; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Robert S. Levine.

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"...all readers interested in the American novel will find his study provocative and frequently insightful." Michael Oriard, Studies in the Novel "...richly interdisciplinary in its scholarship Read more...

 
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