By Shirley Samuels
This Companion provides the present kingdom of feedback within the box of yank fiction from the earliest declarations of nationhood to secession and civil struggle.
- Draws seriously on old and cultural contexts in its attention of yank fiction
- Relates the fiction of the interval to conflicts approximately territory and sovereignty and to problems with gender, race, ethnicity and identity
- Covers various types of fiction, together with children’s literature, sketches, polemical items, ancient romances, Gothic novels and novels of exploration
- Considers either canonical and lesser-known authors, together with James Fennimore Cooper, Hannah Foster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Treats overlooked subject matters, corresponding to the Western novel, technological know-how and the unconventional, and American fiction in languages except English
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A companion to American fiction, 1780–1865 by Shirley Samuels