Realism and Regionalism, 1860 - 1910 Second Edition

Realism and Regionalism, 1860 - 1910 Second Edition

by Roger Lathbury

Hardcover(2nd ed.)



Now in full color and containing important new material, the updated Backgrounds to American Literature set places the entire span of American literature in its historical, cultural, and social context. Each illustrated, engaging volume explores a particular period's political, religious, cultural, economic, and social trends and discusses how they affected the literature of the time. Accessible and easy-to-use, this revised set is ideal for students seeking a deeper understanding of American literature.

Each title includes

Full-color illustrations relating to the literature of the period

A glossary of relevant terms and a biographical glossary

Sidebars with extracts from notable works, biographical anecdotes, and more

A timeline of social, literary and historical developments

Recommended works for further reading

An index, appendixes, and cross-references

And more

This updated and expanded edition of Realism and Regionalism (1860-1910) discusses sectionalism, industrialism, and literary regionalism; slave narratives and race relations; the life and works of Mark Twain; urban writers and internationalism; and naturalism, determinism, and social reform.

Topics and writers covered include

African-American voices

Kate Chopin

Stephen Crane

Jack London

Protest writers and literature of social reform

Mark Twain

And more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604134872
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Backgrounds to American Literature Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface 4

1 Sectionalism, Industrialism, and Literary Regionalism 4

2 Slave Narratives and Race Relations 17

3 Mark Twain (1835-1910) 31

4 Urban Writers and Internationalism: Alger, Howells, James, Wharton 44

5 Regionalism 57

6 Naturalism, Determinism, Social Reform: Crane, Norris, London, DuBois, Sinclair, Dreiser 70

7 Other African American Voices 83

Timeline 109

Glossary of Terms 114

Biographical Glossary 117

Further Reading 123

Index 125

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