Domestic Individualism: Imagining Self in Nineteenth-Century America
"A fine book that is sure to provoke interesting debates. . . . Paying close attention to the implications of gender and domesticity for American ... Show synopsis "A fine book that is sure to provoke interesting debates. . . . Paying close attention to the implications of gender and domesticity for American notions of individualism, Brown draws upon new questions of method and theory to provide fresh readings of canonical texts."--Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, author of "Feminism without Illusions" "Brown has fascinating and original things to say about a phase of American literature and culture that has now returned to the center of the Americanist agenda. Her work displays a dense knowledge of cultural sources . . . and an imaginative grasp of how literary and paraliterary texts might intersect."--Richard Brodhead, author of "The School of Hawthorne"