The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860 / Edition 1

The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860 / Edition 1

by Annette Kolodny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807841110

ISBN-13: 9780807841112

Pub. Date: 02/17/1984

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

To discover how women constructed their own mythology of the West, Kolodny examines the evidence of three generations of women's writing about the frontier. She finds that, although the American frontiersman imagined the wilderness as virgin land, an unspoiled Eve to be taken, the pioneer woman at his side dreamed more modestly of a garden to be cultivated. Both

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To discover how women constructed their own mythology of the West, Kolodny examines the evidence of three generations of women's writing about the frontier. She finds that, although the American frontiersman imagined the wilderness as virgin land, an unspoiled Eve to be taken, the pioneer woman at his side dreamed more modestly of a garden to be cultivated. Both intellectual and cultural history, this volume continues Kolodny's study of frontier mythology begun in The Lay of the Land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807841112
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/17/1984
Edition description:
1
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.83(d)

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