The Power of Historical Knowledge: Narrating the Past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser

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In this provocative study, Susan Mizruchi argues that the act of writing history is the key to the political concerns of American novelists. Using nineteenth-century theories of history as well as recent narratological models, she examines reconstructions of the past in The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), and An American Tragedy (1925). Her special focus allows us to see that the efforts (on the part of characters and narrators alike) to reshape the past reveal both ...

The Power of Historical Knowledge: Narrating the Past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691632568

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The Power of Historical Knowledge: Narrating the Past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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The Power of Historical Knowledge: Narrating the Past in Hawthorne, James, and Dreiser 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691067254

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