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The plight of feeling : sympathy and dissent in the early American novel

Author: Julia A Stern
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling, Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist era. Stern argues that these novels gave voice to a collective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stern, Julia A.
Plight of feeling.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997
(DLC) 97014419
(OCoLC)36767583
Named Person: Rowson, Mrs.; Hannah Webster Foster; Charles Brockden Brown; Rowson, Mrs.; Hannah Webster Foster; Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Hannah Webster Foster; Susanna Haswell Rowson; Susanna Haswell Rowson; Hannah Webster Foster; Charles Brockden Brown
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia A Stern
ISBN: 0226773094 9780226773094 0226773116 9780226773117
OCLC Number: 45729418
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The plight of feeling --
Working through the frame: the dream of transparency in Charlotte Temple --
Beyond "a play about words": tyrannies of voice in the Coquette --
A lady who sheds no tears: liberty, contagion, and the demise of fraternity in Ormond.
Responsibility: Julia A. Stern.
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This study shows that sentimental, melodramatic and gothic novels written in the wake of the American Revolution can be read as an emotional history of the early Republic, reflecting the hate, fear  Read more...

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