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Practicing Romance : Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's Fiction.

By: Millington, Richard H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (245 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400862252.Subject(s): Fiction -- Technique | Hawthorne, Nathaniel, -- 1804-1864 -- Political and social views | Hawthorne, Nathaniel, -- 1804-1864 -- Technique | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 19th century | Romanticism -- United States | Social problems in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Practicing Romance : Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's FictionDDC classification: 813.3 LOC classification: PS1892.S58 -- M55 1992Online resources: Click here to view book
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A model of elegant synthesis, this study brings together fruitful insights about the form and structure of Hawthorne's major works, the romance genre, and the cultural milieu within which Hawthorne worked, and which, according to the author, he attempted to alter. This is an excellent and eminently useful example of the kind of culturally based criticism that is enriching the study of 19th-century American literature these days, and providing new avenues of approach to major American writers. Much of the best recent cultural criticism is more general in scope e.g., G. Gunn's The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture (CH, Oct'87), J.P. Tompkin's Sensational Designs (CH, Nov'85), M. Bell's The Development of American Romance (1985), E. Carton's The Rhetoric of American Romance (1985), K. Haltunen's Confidence Men and Painted Women (CH, May'83), and D.E. Pease's Visionary Compacts (CH, Sep'87); but Millington's study, like the work of Nina Baym, Richard Brodhead, and Frederick Crews, marks an advance in our understanding of Hawthorne. Excellent notes. Highly recommended for Hawthorne scholars, teachers, and upper-division undergraduates. S. R. Graham; Nazareth College of Rochester

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