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Reforming the world : social activism and the problem of fiction in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Maria Carla Sanchez
Publisher: Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Considers the relationship between social reform and spiritual elevation and the development of fiction in the antebellum United States. This title illuminates the politically and socially motivated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Carla Sanchez
ISBN: 9781587296949 1587296942
OCLC Number: 457988552
Description: 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The devil and his angels --
The panic of 1837 and the failures of literary men --
Sentimentalizing the fallen woman --
Making history with Child and Stowe --
Saying goodbye to Timothy Shay Arthur.
Responsibility: Maria Carla Sanchez.

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Elegant, eloquent, engaging, and deeply informed, Maria Carla Sanchez s "Reforming the World "is an exploration of a literary history that is too often either overlooked or dismissed. Whether the Read more...

 
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