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Hawthorne Melville and the American Character
A Looking-Glass Business

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Part of Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

  • Date Published: March 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521311465

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  • This book considers the portrayal of the American national character in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. It examines Hawthorne's abiding concern with the development of New England from colony to province to republic, and analyses Melville's changing evocation of 'the new American', and the difficulties he faced in sustaining his heady nationalistic faith.

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    • Date Published: March 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521311465
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction: tomorrow's American
    Part I. Hawthorne:
    1. John Endicott and the fictions of oratory
    2. Narrower souls
    3. The Puritan revolution of 1755
    4. A diminished thing
    5. Broken lines
    Part II. Melville:
    6. Distrust in confidence
    7. Mirror men
    8. Confidence in distrust
    9. True bridge of sighs
    Conclusion: floating at will
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    John McWilliams

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