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This book is meant to serve as a chapter in the history of the American imagination.
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Carl
Van Doren
The American Novel
 
Carl Van Doren
 
This historical treatment of the development of the “Great American Novel” expands upon Van Doren’s chapters on fiction in the Cambridge History of American Literature.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface    Subject Index
TO IRITA VAN DOREN
 
NEW YORK: MACMILLAN, 1921
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
Ch. 1. The Beginnings of Fiction
     § 1. Arguments and Experiments
     § 2. The Three Matters of American Romance

Ch. 2. James Fenimore Cooper

Ch. 3. Romances of Adventure
     § 1. Materials and Men
     § 2. Herman Melville

Ch. 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ch. 5. Blood and Tears

Ch. 6. Howells and Realism
     § 1. New Frontiers and Old Settlements
     § 2. William Dean Howells

Ch. 7. Mark Twain

Ch. 8. Henry James

Ch. 9. The Eighties and Their Kin
     § 1. Varied Types
     § 2. Francis Marion Crawford

Ch. 10. Reaction and Progress
     § 1. Toward the Right: Rococo Romance
     § 2. Toward the Left: Naturalism

Bibliographical Notes


 
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