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Confounding Images : Photography & Portraiture in Antebellum American Fiction

Williams, Susan S.

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ISBN 10: 0812233972 / ISBN 13: 9780812233971
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1997), 1997
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Title: Confounding Images : Photography & ...

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1997)

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Susan Williams recovers the literary and cultural significance of early photography in an important rereading of American fiction in the decades preceding the Civil War.

The rise of photography occurred simultaneously with the rapid expansion of magazine publication in America, and Williams analyzes the particular role that periodicals such as Godey's Lady's Book, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, and Atkinson's Casket played in defining how photography was received. At the center of the book are readings of a stunning array of fiction by forgotten and canonical writers alike, including Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, and Sarah Hale, as well as extended interpretations of Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables and The Marble Faun and Herman Melville's Pierre.

In a concluding section, Williams offers a view of the fictional portrait in the later nineteenth century, when the proliferation of illustrated books once again transformed the relation between word and image in American culture.

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Susan S. Williams is Professor of English, and Vice Dean of the College of Art and Sciences, at The Ohio State University.

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