Cavalcade of the American novel, from the birth of the Nation to the middle of the twentieth century.


New York, Holt, [1952] .

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Subjects American fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Description 575 pages illustrations 22 cm
Copyright Date [1952]
Summary Starting with Brockden Brown and continuing through such well-known novelists as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain, the author concludes with Wharton, Glasgow, Dreiser, Cather, Lewis, Hemingway, and others who achieved success in the 1920's and 30's.
Contents Brockden Brown and the pioneers -- The novel established: the age of Cooper and Simms -- The soul's romance: Hawthorne -- The ambiguities of Herman Melville -- Mrs. Stowe and some contemporaries -- "The Lincoln of our literature" -- The American mirror: William Dean Howells -- The American as artist: Henry James -- Novelists of the 'eighties -- Some Southern novelists of the 'nineties and after -- Towards naturalism -- Voices of the new century -- Edith Wharton: social background and ethical dilemma -- Ellen Glasgow: triumph and despair -- Theodore Dreiser, the mystic naturalist -- In the second decade -- Willa Cather and the lovely past -- James Branch Cabell: the anatomy of romanticism -- Sinclair Lewis and the Babbitt Warren -- Ernest Hemingway: legend and reality -- Novelists of the 'twenties -- Novelists of the 'thirties -- A note on the fiction of the 'forties and after.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)269680
(OCoLC)ocm00269680
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WorldCat Identities Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004.
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