Nineteenth-century American Fiction On Screen by R. Barton PalmerNineteenth-century American Fiction On Screen by R. Barton Palmer

Nineteenth-century American Fiction On Screen

EditorR. Barton Palmer

Paperback | March 19, 2007

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The process of translating works of literature to the silver screen is a rich field of study for both students and scholars of literature and cinema. The fourteen essays collected here provide an up-to-date survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister's The Virginian. Many of the major works of the American canon are included, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick and Sister Carrie. The starting point of each essay is the literary text itself, moving on to describe specific aspects of the adaptation process, including details of production and reception. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on twentieth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.
R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of English at Clemson University, South Carolina.
Title:Nineteenth-century American Fiction On ScreenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 19, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521603161

ISBN - 13:9780521603164


Table of Contents

Introduction R. Barton Palmer; 1. A very American fable: the making of a Mohicans adaptation Martin Barker and Roger Sabin; 2. Romancing the letter: screening a Hawthorne classic Michael Dunne; 3. The movies in the rue Morgue: adapting Edgar Allan Poe for the screen Paul Woolf; 4. Re-adapting Uncle Tom's Cabin Stephen Railton; 5. Screening authorship: Little Women on screen 1933-1994 Deborah Cartmell and Judy Simons; 6. Screening Melville's Moby-Dick David Lavery; 7. Screening male sentimental power in Ben-Hur Marcia Pentz-Harris, Linda Seger and R. Barton Palmer; 8. John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage Jakob Lothe; 9. Translating Daisy Miller Douglas McFarland; 10. Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady Harriet Margolis and Janet Hughes; 11. The Europeans - and the Americans Brian McFarlane; 12. Sister Carrie becomes Carrie Stephen Brennan; 13. Hollywood and The Sea Wolf Tony Williams; 14. Screening Owen Wister's The Virginian R. Barton Palmer; Filmographies; Index.

Editorial Reviews

In tandem with its companion, Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen (2007), this volume explores film adaptation in a format that will be handy for courses based on literary period...This is a fine addition to the literature...Recommended.
-N. A. Baker, Earlham College, Choice