American Fiction: The Intellectual Background

1st Edition

D. E. S. Maxwell

Published June 18, 2019
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9781138298866 - CAT# Y365554
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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Originally published in 1963. The ‘Americanness’ of the American novel is as readily apparent as it is elusive of definition. It is the purpose of this study not to discover the reluctant formula, the comprehensive statement of national identity, but to examine the evidences of this identity in the work of some individual American writers. This study explores the works of many prominent American authors including Edgar Allan Poe, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Mark Twain.


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