By Shirley Samuels

ISBN-10: 0631234225

ISBN-13: 9780631234227

ISBN-10: 1405158913

ISBN-13: 9781405158916

This Companion provides the present country of feedback within the box of yankee 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 diversified sorts of fiction, together with children’s literature, sketches, polemical items, old 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 missed themes, corresponding to the Western novel, technology and the unconventional, and American fiction in languages except English

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