New Essays On The American by Martha BantaNew Essays On The American by Martha Banta

New Essays On The American

EditorMartha Banta

Paperback | June 26, 1987

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The American (1877) was written the very year Henry James committed himself to making his way as an author outside of America. It thus formed part of the brief that James had to draw up both for and against his countrymen. This collection of original essays casts new light on this and other major aspects of the novel: the French literary influences on James as he gravitated between the genres of the romantic and the realistic novel; the many-layered French political scene that he incorporated into the novel; the complex gender roles of his characters; and the pervasive effect of capitalism upon them.
Title:New Essays On The AmericanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:June 26, 1987Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521314496

ISBN - 13:9780521314497

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; 1. Introduction Martha Banta; 2. The turn of The American Peter Brooks; 3. The politics of innocence in Henry James's The American John Carlos Rowe; 4. Gender and Value in The American Carolyn Porter; 5. Physical capital: The American and the realist body Mark Seltzer; Selected Bibliography.

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