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Hawthorne, Melville & the American Character: A Looking Glass Business

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This book considers the portrayal of the American national character in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. It examines Hawthorne's abiding concern with the development of New England from colony to province to republic, and analyses Melville's changing evocation of 'the new American', and the difficulties he faced in sustaining his heady nationalistic faith.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: tomorrow's American; Part I. Hawthorne: 1. John Endicott and the fictions of oratory; 2. Narrower souls; 3. The Puritan revolution of 1755; 4. A diminished thing; 5. Broken lines; Part II. Melville: 6. Distrust in confidence; 7. Mirror men; 8. Confidence in distrust; 9. True bridge of sighs; Conclusion: floating at will; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521311465
Author:
Mcwilliams, John P., Jr.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
McWilliams, John P., JR
Author:
McWilliams, John
Author:
McWilliams, John P.
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
National characteristics, American, in litera
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19860231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.62 in. .90 lbs.

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