Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860 by Jane Tompkins

Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860

byJane Tompkins

Paperback | November 1, 1988

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In this provocative book, Jane Tompkins seeks to move the study of literature away from the small group of critically approved texts that have dominated literary discussion over the decades, to allow inclusion of texts ignored or denigrated by the literary academy. Sensational Designschallenges comfortable assumptions about what makes a literary work a "classic."

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Jane Tompkins is at Duke University.
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Title:Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195041194

ISBN - 13:9780195041194

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"Controversial...extremely provocative...intellectually challenging yet accessible."--American Quarterly