A Companion to American Fiction 1780 - 1865 (Blackwell by Shirley Samuels

By Shirley Samuels

This Companion provides the present country of feedback within the box of yankee fiction from the earliest declarations of nationhood to secession and civil warfare.

  • Draws seriously on ancient and cultural contexts in its attention of yank fiction
  • Relates the fiction of the interval to conflicts approximately territory and sovereignty and to problems with gender, race, ethnicity and identity
  • Covers diverse types of fiction, together with children’s literature, sketches, polemical items, ancient romances, Gothic novels and novels of exploration
  • Considers either canonical and lesser-known authors, together with James Fennimore Cooper, Hannah Foster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Treats missed themes, equivalent to the Western novel, technology and the radical, and American fiction in languages except English

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