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This source examines the nice American novel in all of its range. Spanning the earliest novels that imitated the literary models of britain to the emergence of kinds and topics that have been really American, this reference strains the heritage of the radical within the united states. With greater than 1200 A-Z entries, this paintings may also help readers deepen their realizing of the yank novel and its position in literary historical past.

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He became a Unitarian minister in 1864 but in 1866, faced with charges of pederasty, he resigned from the Unitarian ministry of Brewster, Massachusetts, and relocated to New York, where he would earn his living as a writer for the next three decades. He lived in New York until 1896, establishing his reputation through such books as Ragged Dick (1868), Luck and Pluck (1869), and Tattered Tom (1871). These individual novels led to three series of boys’ books with those same names, all published by the 24 ALGER, HORATIO Boston publisher A.

Jorgensen, Karen. “White Shadows: The Use of Doppelgangers in Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues,” Studies in American Indian Literatures 9, no. 4 (1997): 19–25. Marx, Doug. “Sherman Alexie: A Reservation of the Mind,” Publishers Weekly (September 16, 1996): 39–40. McFarland, Ron. “Sherman Alexie’s Polemical Stories,” Studies in American Indian Literatures 9, no. 4 (1997): 27–38. Myers, Kelly. “Reservation Stories with Author Sherman Alexie,” Tonic (May 11, 1995): 8–9. Purdy, John. “Crossroads: A Conversation with Sherman Alexie,” Studies in American Indian Literatures 9, no.

It is in this sense the pursuit of a dream, an unattainable ideal. It is thus a metaphor for American history, as it was for . . Jack Burden in All the King’s Men. . ” (Ruppersburg, 112). For Jack, the West is a place of refuge; it nurtures him and soothes him when his world turns chaotic. Jack says the West is “where you go when you hear that thar’s gold in them thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age” (377). In his discovery of Anne Stanton’s affair with Willie, it is where Jack goes to recover from the shock of his destroyed fantasy of the virginal Anne.

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