Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America

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Revolution and the Word offers a unique perspective on the origins of American fiction, looking not only at the early novels themselves but at the people who produced them, sold them, and read them. It shows how, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, the novel found a special place among the least privileged citizens of the new republic. As Cathy N. Davidson explains, early American novels--most of them now long forgotten--were a primary means by which those who bought and read them, especially women and the lower ...

Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195041088

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