Form and fable in American fiction.

New York, Oxford University Press, 1961.

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Subjects American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Fables, American -- History and criticism.
Fables, American.
Folklore -- États-Unis.
Folklore in literature.
Hawthorne Nathaniel -- Romanze -- Struktur.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Knowledge -- Folklore.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Literary form.
Literature and folklore -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and folklore.
Littérature américaine -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Melville Herman -- Roman -- Textstruktur.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- Folklore.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Oral tradition -- United States.
Oral tradition.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- Folklore.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
United States.
Description 368 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date 1961.
Summary This is an analysis of the elements of myth, ritual, and folklore to be found in the writings of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Irving, and other American authors.
Contents 1. Fable as reality: Predilections: romance, folklore, myth -- Longbows, wonders, and witchcrafts -- The American hero: his masquerade -- Prefigurations: "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" -- 2. Hawthorne: Folklore and the moral picturesque -- Yankee bumpkin and scapegoat king -- "The Maypole of Merry Mount" and the folklore of love -- Just married! -in the village of witches -- Hester's double providence: The scarlet letter and the green -- Paradise regained at Maule's well -- The Blithedale romance: May-day in a cold Arcadia -- 3. Melville: Loomings -- Myth, magic, and metaphor in Moby-Dick -- The confidence-man: his masquerade -- 4. Mark Twain: Black magic -and white -in Huckleberry Finn -- Huckleberry Finn: his masquerade -- Retrospect: Reality as fable.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)193875
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013.
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