New Essays on The Rise of Silas Lapham

Overview

The renewed importance of understanding Howells' novel as a social force as well as a literary form is stressed throughout a collection of essays that challenges the accepted views of literary critics by explicating narrative methods and the genre of literary realism.
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Overview

The renewed importance of understanding Howells' novel as a social force as well as a literary form is stressed throughout a collection of essays that challenges the accepted views of literary critics by explicating narrative methods and the genre of literary realism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521373111
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Series: American Novel Series
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; 1. Introduction Donald E. Pease; 2. Helpless longing, or, the lesson of Silas Lapham Paul A. Bové; 3. The hold in Howells/The lapse in Silas Lapham John Seelye; 4. The economy of pain: capitalism, humanitarianism and the realistic novel Wai-Chee Dimock; 5. Smiling through pain: the practice of self in The Rise of Silas Lapham Daniel T. O'Hara; 6. The Rise of Silas Lapham: the business of morals and manners James M. Cox; Notes on contributors; Selected bibliography.

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