The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System

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Taking his cue from Philadelphia-born novelist Charles Brockden Browns Annals of Europe and America, which contends that America is shaped most noticeably by the international struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the world trade market, Stephen Shapiro charts the advent, decline, and reinvigoration of the early American novel. That the American novel sprang so unexpectedly into published existence during the 1790s may be a reflection of the beginning of the end of Franco-British supremacy and of the ...

The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System 2009, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271032917

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