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Guilty Pleasures: Popular Novels and American Audiences in the Long Nineteenth Century

Hugh McIntosh
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813941646, 0813941644, 9780813941653, 0813941652, 9780813941660
Summary
"Examining reactions to bestselling fiction in America from 1850-1920, the period in which popular novels became national phenomena, Guilty Pleasures argues that ambivalence about public taste sparked a wide-ranging exploration of individualism and national identity"--
Contents
  • Introduction: the not-so-great American novel
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin and the unprivileged public sphere
  • Ben-Hur: spectacles of belief
  • British authorship, American advertising
  • Questionable Americans abroad
  • Unknowing American realism: Uncle Tom's Cabin to Henry James, James Weldon Johnson, and James Baldwin
  • Afterword: the novel and America abroad now.
Description
171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, September, 2018.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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