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Hawthorne, Melville and the American Character A Looking Glass Business

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ISBN-10: 0521311462

ISBN-13: 9780521311465

Edition: 2009

Authors: John P. McWilliams

List price: $37.95
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Description:

This book considers the portrayal of the American national character in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. It examines Hawthorne's abiding concern with the development of New England from colony to province to republic, and analyses Melville's changing evocation of 'the new American', and the difficulties he faced in sustaining his heady nationalistic faith.
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: tomorrow's American
Hawthorne
John Endicott and the fictions of oratory
Narrower souls
The Puritan revolution of 1755
A diminished thing
Broken lines
Melville
Distrust in confidence
Mirror men
Confidence in distrust
True bridge of sighs
Conclusion: floating at will
Notes
Index