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A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914
     

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

by Robert Paul Lamb (Editor), G. R. Thompson (Editor)
 

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A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking collection of essays written by leading critics for a wide audience of scholars, students, and interested general readers.

  • An exceptionally broad-ranging and accessible Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth

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A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking collection of essays written by leading critics for a wide audience of scholars, students, and interested general readers.

  • An exceptionally broad-ranging and accessible Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth century Brings together 29 essays by top scholars, each of which presents a synthesis of the best research and offers an original perspective
  • Divided into sections on historical traditions and genres, contexts and themes, and major authors
  • Covers a mixture of canonical and the non-canonical themes, authors, literatures, and critical approaches
  • Explores innovative topics, such as ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the influence of Darwin on fiction

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"All praise to Lamb and Thompson … Comprehensive, well written and carefully edited ... Essential."
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"The editors have intended the Companion to be an introduction to the field and a reference tool for 'advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and general intellectuals'. In this they have succeeded admirably."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405195539
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2009
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series , #122
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Paul Lamb is Associate Professor of English at Purdue University. The author of many articles on American literature and recipient of Harvard University’s Bowdoin Prize for scholarship, his teaching honors include Harvard’s Stephen J. Botein Prize, Purdue’s University Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, Purdue’s Liberal Arts Departmental Award for Educational Excellence, and induction into The Purdue Book of Great Teachers.

G.R. Thompson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University. His previous publications include the Norton Critical Edition of Edgar Allan Poe (2004), Neutral Ground: New Traditionalism and the American Romance Controversy (1999), The Art of Authorial Presence: Hawthorne’s Provincial Tales (1993), Essays and Reviews ofEdgar Allan Poe (1984), Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville and Poe (1981) and Poe’s Fiction: Romantic Irony in the Gothic Tales (1973).

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