The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: From Howells to London by Donald PizerThe Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: From Howells to London by Donald Pizer

The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: From Howells to London

EditorDonald Pizer

Paperback | June 30, 1995

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The terms realism and naturalism are considered in the context of expressing a style of American writing in relation to late nineteenth century fiction movements. This text analyzes ten major texts, from W.D. Howell's The Rise of Silas Lapham to Jack London's The Call of the Wild.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: From Howells to LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 30, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521438764

ISBN - 13:9780521438766

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Introduction; The problem of definition Donald Pizer; Part I. Historical Contents: 1. The American background Louis J. Budd; 2. The European background Richard Lehan; Part II. Contemporary Critical Issues: 3. Recent critical approaches Michael Anesko; 4. Expanding the canon of American realism Elizabeth Ammons; Part III. Case Studies: 5. The Portrait of a Lady and The Rise of Silas Lapham: the company they kept John W. Crowley; 6. The realism of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Tom Quirk; 7. The Red Badge of Courage and McTeague: passage to modernity J. C. Levenson; 8. What more can Carrie want? Naturalistic ways of consuming women Blanche Gelfant; 9. The Awakening and The House of Mirth: plotting experience and experiencing plot Barbara Hochman; 10. The Jungle and The Call of the Wild: London's and Sinclair's animal and human jungles Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin; 11. Troubled black humanity in The Souls of Black Folk and The Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man Kenneth W. Warren; Further reading; Index.