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Romances of the Romances of the republic : women, the family, and violence in the literature of the early American nation

Author: Shirley Samuels
Publisher: New York [New York] ; Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, 1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relations among sexual, political, and familial rhetoric in American writing from 1790 to the 1850s are discussed in this text. It also examines how the historical novel formalizes the features of the gothic novel and yet incorporates a sentimental vision of the family.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Samuels, Shirley.
Romances of the republic : women, the family, and violence in the literature of the early American nation.
New York, [New York] ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, ©1996
viii, 198 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Samuels
ISBN: 9780195359893 0195359895
OCLC Number: 1035686069
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: The Family, the State, and the Novel in the Early Republic; 1 Plague and Politics in 1793: Arthur Mervyn; 2 Wieland: Alien and Infidel; 3 The Family in the Novel: Cooper and the Domestic Revolution; 4 Monuments and Hearths; 5 Generation Through Violence: The Making of Americans; 6 The Identity of Slavery; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Responsibility: Shirley Samuels.

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The relations among sexual, political, and familial rhetoric in American writing from 1790 to the 1850s are discussed in this text. It also examines how the historical novel formalizes the features of the gothic novel and yet incorporates a sentimental vision of the family.

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