ISBN 9781118779910,Reading The American Novel 1780 - 1865

Reading The American Novel 1780 - 1865


Wiley Blackwell



Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781118779910

ISBN-10 1118779916


Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)


Reading the American Novel 17801865 provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces ways to interpret them today Features in depth examinations of specific novels Explores the social and historical contexts of the time to help the readers' understanding of the stories Explores questions of identity about the novel, its 19thcentury readers, and the emerging structure of the United States as an important backdrop to understanding American fiction Profiles the major authors, including Louisa May Alcott, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe, alongside less familiar writers such as Fanny Fern, Caroline Kirkland, George Lippard, Catharine Sedgwick, and E. D. E. N. Southworth Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title