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Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914

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ISBN-10: 1405195533

ISBN-13: 9781405195539

Edition: 2005

Authors: Robert Paul Lamb, G. R. Thompson

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List price: $38.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

G.R. Thompson is Professor of English at Purdue University. He has published several studies of Edgar Allan Poe, including Poe's Fiction: Romantic Irony in the Gothic Tales, Essays and Reviews of Edgar Allan Poe, Romantic Arabesque, Contemporary Theory, and Postmodernism and the Library of America edition of Poe's Essays and Reviews.

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Editors' Introduction
Historical Traditions and Genres
The Practice and Promotion of American Literary Realism
Excitement and Consciousness in the Romance Tradition
The Sentimental and Domestic Traditions, 1865-1900
Morality, Modernity, and "Malarial Restlessness": American Realism in Its Anglo-European Contexts
American Literary Naturalism
American Regionalism: Local Color, National Identity, and Global Imperative
Women Authors and the Roots of American Modernism
The Short Story and the Short Story Sequence, 1865-1914
Contexts and Themes
Ecological Narrative and Nature Writing
"The Frontier Story": The Violence of Literary History
Native American Narratives: Resistance and Survivance
Representing the Civil War and Reconstruction: From Uncle Tom to Uncle Remus
Engendering the Canon: Women's Narratives, 1865-1914
Confronting the Crisis: African American Narratives
Fiction's Many Cities
Mapping the Culture of Abundance: Literary Narratives and Consumer Culture
Secrets of the Master's Deed Box: Narrative and Class
"Ethnic Realism"
Darwin, Science, and Narrative
Writing in the "Vulgar Tongue": Law and American Narrative
Planning Utopia
American Children's Narrative as Social Criticism, 1865-1914
Major Authors
An Idea of Order at Concord: Soul and Society in the Mind of Louisa May Alcott
America Can Break Your Heart: On the Significance of Mark Twain
William Dean Howells and the Bourgeois Quotidian: Affection, Skepticism, Disillusion
Henry James in a New Century
Toward a Modernist Aesthetic: The Literary Legacy of Edith Wharton
Sensations of Style: The Literary Realism of Stephen Crane
Theodore Dreiser and the Force of the Personal