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New Essays on The American (The American Novel)

Cambridge University Press

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ISBN 10: 0521314496 / ISBN 13: 9780521314497
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1987
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Title: New Essays on The American (The American ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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The American (1877) was written the very year Henry James committed himself to making his way as an author outside of America. It thus formed part of the brief that James had to draw up both for and against his countrymen. This collection of original essays casts new light on this and other major aspects of the novel: the French literary influences on James as he gravitated between the genres of the romantic and the realistic novel; the many-layered French political scene that he incorporated into the novel; the complex gender roles of his characters; and the pervasive effect of capitalism upon them.

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French literary and political influences are stressed in critical analysis of the work written the same year that Henry James committed himself to becoming an international author.

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