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Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secessions to Loyalty (Penguin Classics)

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Drawing on his own combat experience with the Union forces, John W. De Forest crafted a war novel like nothing before it in the annals of American literature. His first-hand knowledge of "the wilderness of death" made its way on to the pages of his riveting novel with devastating effect. Whether depicting the tedium before combat, the unspoken horror of battle, or the grisly butchery of the field hospital, De Forest broke new ground, anticipating the realistic war writings of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, and Tim O'Brien.<P>A commercial failure in its own day, De Forest's story was praised by Henry James and William Dean Howells, who, comparing it favorably to War and Peace, acclaimed the book "one of the best American novels ever written."

About the Author

Gary Scharnhorst is editor of American Literary Realism and editor in alternating years of the research annual American Literary Scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437577
Editor:
Scharnhorst, Gary
Noted:
Scharnhorst, Gary
Author:
De Forest, John William
Author:
Forest, John W. De
Author:
De Forest, John W.
Author:
Scharnhorst, Gary
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.76x5.07x.98 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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