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The early American novel.


[Columbus] Ohio State University Press [1971] .
ISBN 0814201458

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Subjects American fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Roman américain.
Description xiii, 500 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-492).
Also issued online.
Summary Descriptive and critical study of American fiction to 1820. Systematically and without apology presents the derivative nature, cliché plots, flat characters, and limited range of America's earliest fiction.
Contents The Moral and Critical Discussion -- American Literature? -- A Novelist's Practices: Mrs. Rowson -- The Pernicious Novels Exposed : "Female Quixotism" -- Usable Fiction -- Didactic Fiction -- Satirical and Polemical Fiction -- The Love Story -- Self-Denial -- Cruel Parents -- Perfidious Rivalry -- A Rival Passion -- Overwhelming Odds -- Illegitimate Love -- Seduction -- The Novel of Adventure -- "Fortune's Foot-Ball" -- Mystery and Terror -- Lofty Crive -- Strands of History.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)136767
(OCoLC)ocm00136767
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Petter, Henri.
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