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The Resource Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature, Cindy Weinstein

Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature, Cindy Weinstein

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Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature
Title
Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature
Statement of responsibility
Cindy Weinstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Cindy Weinstein radically revises our understanding of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. She argues that these novels are far more complex than critics have suggested. Rather than confirming the power of the bourgeois family, Weinstein argues, sentimental fiction used the destruction of the biological family as an opportunity to reconfigure the family in terms of love rather than consanguinity. Their texts intervened in debates about slavery, domestic reform and other social issues of the time. Weinstein shows how canonical texts, such as Melville's Pierre and works by Stowe and Twain, can take on new meaning when read in the context of nineteenth-century sentimental fiction. Through intensive close readings of a wide range of novels, this groundbreaking study demonstrates the aesthetic and political complexities in this important and influential genre
Member of
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Weinstein, Cindy
Dewey number
813/.3093552
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
147
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Literature and society
  • Sympathy in literature
  • Kinship in literature
  • Families in literature
Label
Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature, Cindy Weinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-236) and index
Color
other
Contents
In loco parentis -- "A sort of adopted daughter": family relations in The lamplighter -- Thinking through sympathy: Kemble, Hentz, and Stowe -- Behind the scenes of sentimental novels: Ida Mae and Twelve years a slave -- Love American style: The wide, wide world -- We are family, or Melville's Pierre
Control code
ocn252532581
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521842532
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252532581
Label
Family, kinship, and sympathy in nineteenth-century American literature, Cindy Weinstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-236) and index
Color
other
Contents
In loco parentis -- "A sort of adopted daughter": family relations in The lamplighter -- Thinking through sympathy: Kemble, Hentz, and Stowe -- Behind the scenes of sentimental novels: Ida Mae and Twelve years a slave -- Love American style: The wide, wide world -- We are family, or Melville's Pierre
Control code
ocn252532581
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521842532
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252532581

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