AbeBooks' Reading Copy

AbeBooks book blog

Advanced Search Browse Books Rare Books Textbooks
Advanced Search

Reality Bites: American Realism in Literature


A little reality doesn’t hurt. It’s possible to live vicariously through imaginative fiction but the American Realism movement wanted arts and culture to reflect the harsher aspects of real life.

Stephen Crane, Upton Sinclair, Ellen Glasgow, Horatio Alger and many other writers produced books filled with tough, uncompromising storylines. Sometimes we may need a little escapism, but it’s good to steep ourselves in a good, healthy dose of reality from time to time.

Read the whole article

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email
Beth Carswell

About Beth Carswell

I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!