Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Ambassadors; The Great Gatsby by Joyce A. RoweEquivocal Endings in Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Ambassadors; The Great Gatsby by Joyce A. Rowe

Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn…

byJoyce A. Rowe

Hardcover | February 26, 1988

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An original approach to four mainstream texts for the study of American literature and the novel in general. It examines the strangely equivocal nature of the vision with which each of them ends, with the central protagonists illogically clinging to their own transcendent image of selfhood.
Title:Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn…Format:HardcoverDimensions:172 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:February 26, 1988Publisher:CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Nathaniel Hawthorne: 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux': the several voices of independence; 2. Bleak dreams: restriction and aspiration in The Scarlet Letter; 3. Mark Twain's great evasion: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; 4. Strether unbounded: the selective vision of Henry James's Ambassador; 5. Closing the circle: The Great Gatsby; Conclusion: Moby-Dick and our problem with history; Notes; Index.