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The Cambridge History of the American Novel

The Cambridge History of the American Novel

by Leonard Cassuto
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ISBN-13: 9780521899079
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/24/2011
Pages: 1272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University.

Clare Virginia Eby is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Benjamin Reiss is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English at Emory University.

Table of Contents

General introduction; Part I. Inventing the American Novel: Introduction; 1. Transatlantic currents and the invention of the American novel; 2. Susanna Rowson, Hannah Webster Foster, and the seduction novel in the early US; 3. Charles Brockden Brown and the novels of the early Republic; 4. The novel in the antebellum book market; 5. American land, American landscape, American novels; 6. Cooper and the idea of the Indian; 7. The nineteenth-century historical novel; 8. Hawthorne and the aesthetics of American romance; 9. Melville and the novel of the sea; 10. Religion and the nineteenth-century American novel; 11. Manhood in the early American novel; 12. Sentimentalism; 13. Supernatural novels; 14. Imagining the South; 15. Stowe, race and the antebellum American novel; 16. The early African American novel; Part II. Realism, Protest, Accommodation: Introduction; 17. Realism and radicalism: the school of Howells; 18. James, pragmatism, and the realist ideal; 19. Theories of the American novel in the age of realism; 20. The novel in postbellum print culture; 21. Twain, class, and the Gilded Age; 22. Dreiser and the city; 23. Novels of civic protest; 24. Novels of American business, industry, and consumerism; 25. New Americans and the immigrant novel; 26. Cather and the regional imagination; 27. Wharton, marriage, and the new woman; 28. The postbellum racial novel; 29. The African American novel after Reconstruction; 30. Literary Darwinism and the rise of naturalism; 31. Imagining the frontier; 32. Imperialism, orientalism, and Empire; 33. The Hemispheric novel in the post-Revolutionary era; 34. The woman's novel beyond sentimentalism; 35. Dime novels and the rise of mass market genres; 36. Readers and reading groups; Part III. Modernism and Beyond: Introduction; 37. Hemingway, Stein, and American modernisms; 38. The Great Gatsby and the 1920s; 39. Philosophy and the American novel; 40. Steinbeck and the proletarian novel; 41. The novel, mass culture, mass media; 42. Wright, Hurston, and the direction of the African American novel; 43. Ellison and Baldwin: aesthetics, activism, and the social order; 44. Religion and the twentieth-century American novel; 45. Faulkner and the Southern novel; 46. Law and the American novel; 47. Twentieth-century publishing and the rise of the paperback; 48. The novel of crime, mystery, and suspense; 49. US novels and US wars; 50. Science fiction; 51. Female genre fiction in the twentieth century; 52. Children's novels; 53. The American novel and the rise of the suburbs; 54. The Jewish great American novel; 55. The Beats and the 1960s; 56. Literary feminisms; 57. Reimagining genders and sexualities; Part IV. Contemporary Formations: Introduction; 58. Postmodern novels; 59. The nonfiction novel; 60. Disability and the American novel; 61. Model minorities and the minority model - the neoliberal novel; 62. The American Borderlands novel; 63. The rise of the Asian American novel; 64. Toni Morrison and the post-Civil Rights African American novel; 65. Hemispheric American novels; 66. The worlding of the American novel; 67. The Native American tradition; 68. Eco-novels; 69. Graphic novels; 70. Twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary communities; 71. A history of the future of narrative; A selected bibliography; Index.

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