Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America

This collection seeks to offer its readers a glimpse at the literature that lit up the literary horizon when the works were first published, leading to insights on key cultural aspects of the nineteenth-century United States and its ...

Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America

Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America seeks to produce for students novels, poems and other printed material that sold extremely well when they first appeared in the United States. Many of the most famous American works of the nineteenth century that we know today — such as Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick — were not widely read when they first appeared. This collection seeks to offer its readers a glimpse at the literature that lit up the literary horizon when the works were first published, leading to insights on key cultural aspects of the nineteenth-century United States and its literary culture.

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Bestsellers in Nineteenth-Century America
Language: en
Pages: 1165
Authors: Paul C. Gutjahr
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-21 - Publisher: Anthem Press

Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America seeks to produce for students novels, poems and other printed material that sold extremely well when they first appeared in the United States. Many of the most famous American works of the nineteenth century that we know today — such as Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick —
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Jennifer McFarlane-Harris, Emily Hamilton-Honey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-13 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection analyzes the theme of the "afterlife" as it animated nineteenth-century American women’s theology-making and appeals for social justice. Authors like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Martha Finley, Jarena Lee, Maria Stewart, Zilpha Elaw, Rebecca Cox Jackson, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Belinda Marden Pratt, and others
The Myth of Superwoman
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Resa L. Dudovitz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United States and France. Her cross-cultural
Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth Century America
Language: en
Pages: 117
Authors: Megan E Springate
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-31 - Publisher: Left Coast Press

Using data from archaeological excavations, patent filings, and marketing catalogs, this book provides a broad view of the introduction, spread, and use of mass-produced coffin hardware in North America. At the book's heart is a standardized typology of coffin hardware that recognizes stylistic and functional changes and a fresh look
Narrative in the Professional Age
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Jennifer Cognard-Black
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Challenging previous studies that claim anxiety and antagonism between transatlantic Victorian authors, Jennifer Cognard-Black uncovers a model of reciprocal influence among three of the most popular women writers of the era. Combining analyses of personal correspondence and print culture with close readings of key narratives, this study presents an original