The American novel, 1789-1939, by Carl Van Doren.


Rev. and enl. ed.. New York, Macmillan Company, 1940.

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Subjects American fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Roman.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
USA.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Description vii, 406 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1940.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382).
Also issued online.
Summary Traces the beginnings of fiction in America and the earliest writer researched is Cooper and the latest is Wolfe. Commentaries on the novelists are presented.
Contents Beginnings of fiction: Arguments and experiments ; Three matters of American romance -- James Fenimore Cooper -- Romances of adventure -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Herman Melville -- Blood and tears -- Howells and realism: New frontiers and old settlements ; William Dean Howells -- Mark Twain -- Henry James -- Types of fiction -- Local and historical: Local color ; Romantic history -- Emergence of naturalism -- Theodore Dreiser -- Tradition and transition: Stream of fiction ; Edith Wharton -- Willa Cather -- Revolt from the village -- Sinclair Lewis -- Romance, comedy, satire: James Branch Cabell ; Lively decade -- New realisms: Post-war ; Thomas Wolfe -- Revisions.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)269681
(OCoLC)ocm00269681
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
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