York Notes Companions Nineteenth Century American Literature

Best.Nr.
978-1-408-26663-2
Reihe
York Notes
Verlag
Longman
Produkttyp
Buch
Umfang
376 Seiten
Erschienen am
27.07.2011
Sprache
Englisch

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Abstract

This volume examines the literature and culture of nineteenth-century America, covering genres such as the early American novel, realist fiction and historical romance, short stories and poetry, as well as key debates such as the American landscape, global identity, women’s writing and the city, all set against the backdrop of revolution, independence, civil war and consolidation. Texts discussed include: The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Leaves of Graves, The White Heron and selected slave narratives.

Description

This volume examines the literature and culture of nineteenth century America, covering genres such as the early American novel, realist fiction and historical romance.

Backcover

The York Notes Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Literature explores literature written during an era of revolution, independence, civil war and consolidation. Covering genres such as the early American novel, realist fiction and historical romance, short stories and poetry, the Companion explores examples from each genre in detailed commentaries, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of nineteenth-century American literature.

 

Each York Notes Companion provides:

Ø      Analysis of key texts and debates

Ø      Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts

Ø      Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts

Ø      Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history

Ø      Modern theoretical perspectives in practice

Ø      Timelines and annotated further reading

 

 

Rowland Hughes is a Principal Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Hertfordshire.

Author's biography

Rowland Hughes is a Principal Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Hertfordshire. Here he is a module leader for Level 2 – American Literature to 1900, Level 3 – Transatlantic Currents: Literary exchange between Europe and North America and Level 3 – Native American Literature. He has written several journal articles and book chapters on American Literature as well as encylopedia entries on literary critics and criticism and American travel writing.