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  • Dewey number: 813/.409
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  • LC Classification: PS377 .C73 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • American fiction--19th century--History and criticism
    • Literary form--History--19th century
    • Literature and history--United States
    • Popular literature--United States--History and criticism
    • National characteristics, American, in literature

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Index




African American novels and social mobility, 142–46

Alger, Horatio, 101,141–42

   Ragged Dick, 101,141–42

allegory, in romance, 27

Althusser, Louis, 215,216

American citizenship, 36

Anthony, Susan B., 173

Arthur, T. S., 105

   Ten Nights in a Bar-Room, 105,106,219

Bakhtin, Mikhail M., 2,208

Baym, Nina, 31,113

Beecher, Catharine, 216

Bell, Michael Davitt, 217, 218

Benjamin, Walter, 2,26,27

Bennett, Emerson, 96

   The Prairie Flower, 96,97

Bentham, Jeremy, 174

Beverly, Robert, 54,56

   The History and Present State of Virginia, 54,56

Bingham, John, 134

Bird, Robert Montgomery, 31,35,39,40,49,76

   Nick of the Woods, 35,39,40,41,42–43,44,49,50

book publishing, changes in, 4

Boone, Daniel, 39–40

Brackenridge, Hugh Henry, 11–14

   Modern Chivalry, 11–12,14

Bradwell, Myra, 218

Brodhead, Richard, 144,217

Brontë, Charlotte, 213

Brown, Bill, 219

Brown, Charles Brockden, 20–21,25,26,72,76,97,203,206,208,209,210,211

   Edgar Huntly, 20,21–23,83,210

   Wieland, 20,23–25,211

Brown, Gillian, 215

Brown, William Hill, 6

   The Power of Sympathy, 6,7–8,9,10

Brown, William Wells, 31,61

   Clotel, 31,35,60,62–64

   The Black Man, 64

Butler, James, 12–13

   Fortune’s Foot-Ball, 12–13

Butler, Joseph, 105

Cable, George Washington, 62,164,165

   “The Freedman’s Case in Equity,”

   The Grandissimes, 62,194

   John March, Southerner

   Old Creole Days, 164

Cain, William, 203

Cameron, Sharon, 21,214

Caron, James, 218

Carton, Evan, 28

Chase, Richard, 31,211–12

Chesnutt, Charles, 62,128,165,172,173

   The Conjure Woman, 217

   The Marrow of Tradition, 62,128,142,143,168,173–76,190

Child, Lydia Maria, 31,61

   A Romance of the Republic, 31,35,60,62–63,64–67

   Hobomok, 35,40,44,45,46,47,48

   “The Quadroons,”, 63

Chopin, Kate, 123,156,161,165,173

   The Awakening, 123,164,166–167,204

   At Fault, 156,177

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 83,90

   “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,”, 90

Cooper, James Fenimore, 27,31,32,39,156,186

   The Last of the Mohicans, 27,31,32,35,37,41,42–43,44,45,46,48,50,126,178,214

   Leatherstocking Tales, 39

   The Spy, 33,38,41,44

Cox, James M., 215

Crafts, Ellen, 61,63

Crafts, William, 63

Crane, Gregg, 56

Crane, Stephen, 163,165,203,206

   Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, 163,164,166,189,197–98,203,204–05,207

   “A Mystery of Heroism,”, 198

   “The Open Boat,”, 198

   The Red Badge of Courage, 165,169,170–71,197,198,203,204

Cummins, Maria, 103

   The Lamplighter, 103,104,106,107,110,112,113,118–21,127,150,151

   The Lamplighter compared with Warner’s The Wide, Wide World, 119–21

Cuvier, Georges, 188

Darwin, Charles, 169,188,189

Davidson, Cathy, 4,103,208

Davis, Rebecca Harding, 54,149

   Life in the Iron-Mills, 54,149–51, 219

De Tocqueville, Alexis, 53–54

Declaration of Independence, 36

De Forest, John W., Miss Ravenel’s Conversion from Secession to Loyalty, 165,172

Dekker, George, 31,32,34

Denning, Michael, 94–95

determinist novel, 197–203

Dickinson, Emily, 186

dime novel, 94–95

Dixon, Thomas, 59

   The Clansman, 59

   The Leopard’s Spots, 59

Doody, Margaret Anne, 212

Douglas, Ann, 103

Douglass, Frederick, 38,54,56

   The Heroic Slave, 38,42,61

   “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,”, 60, 132, 212–13

   “The Slumbering Volcano,”, 61–62

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 52–53

Dreiser, Theodore, 157,190,203

   Sister Carrie, 111,164,165,189,190–92,197,199–203,204,218,219

Drinnon, Richard, 46

DuCille, Ann, 110

Duyckinck, Evert, 213

Edwards, Jonathan, 108

Eggleston, Edward, 165,171

   The Hoosier School-Master, 165

Eigner, Edward, 68,186

Eliot, George, 159–60,178,213

   Middlemarch, 159–60,207

Ellis, Edward, 49

   Seth Jones, 49,97,99,101

Ellison, Ralph, 92

   Invisible Man, 92

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 70,71,189,213

   on Edgar Allan Poe, 213

   “Experience,” 70, 71, 86

   “Montaigne,” 71

   “The Poet,”, 72, 90

Fern, Fanny, 104

   Ruth Hall, 104,107,110,113,121–25,127

   Ruth Hall compared with Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Warner’s The Wide, Wide World, and Cummins’s Lamplighter, 121–22,125

Filson, John, 39

   The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucky, 39

   “The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon,”, 39

Fisher, Philip, 215,218

Fitzhugh, George, 58–59,136,140,172,177

Fliegelman, Jay, 209,211

Foster, Hannah, 6

   The Coquette, 6,7,8,9,10–11,15,17–19

Foucault, Michel, 215,216

Frankfurt, Harry

Franklin, Benjamin, 108,155

Freeman, Mary Wilkins, 161, 171

frontier romance

   and authenticity, 43–44

   love triangles in, 44

   and national identity, 38–39

   and the natural environment, 40

   and the wild, 40–44

Frye, Northrop, 2

Fugitive Slave Act of, 1850 60,130, 131

Fuller, Margaret, 214

Fussell, Edwin, 41–43

Gardner, Jared, 210

Garland, Hamlin, 169–70

   “The Future of Fiction,”, 169–70

   “Under the Lion’s Paw,”, 164

Gates, Henry Louis, 147

Gellner, Ernest, 48

Gilmore, Michael T., 4,103

Girard, René, 200

Gothic novel, 20

   Gothic novel as type of romance, 31,32

Griffith, D. W., 59

   The Birth of a Nation, 59

Griggs, Sutton, 216

Harper, Frances, 62,172,197

   Iola Leroy, 62,142–43

Harris, George Washington, 18,34, 212

Hartman, Saidiya, 216

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 5–6,28,31,33,67–73,75,103,118,122,184,185,186,206,213

   “The Birthmark,”, 27, 84

   The Blithesdale Romance, 28,33,68,73,213

   doubts about transcendentalism, 213

   “Egotism, or the Bosom Serpent,”, 214

   “Ethan Brand,”, 149

   The House of the Seven Gables, 5–6,28,29,33,73

   “My Kinsman, Major Molineux,”, 29

   on romance, 28

   The Scarlet Letter, 28,29,41,68,69,72–73,75,79–86,151,213,214

   “Young Goodman Brown,”, 27, 68

Heimert, Alan, 107–08

Hemmings, Sally, 63,64

Hendler, Glenn, 215

Hentz, Caroline Lee, 51,136–40

   The Planter’s Northern Bride, 51,111,136–40

Herder, Johann Gottfried von, 37

historical romance

   described, 32–33

   criticism of, 34

   and legend, 33

   and national identity, 35,38

   popularity of, 34

   and the sense of loss, 56

Hobsbawm, Eric, 214

Hooper, John Jones, 34

   Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, 34

Hopkins, Pauline, 62

   Contending Forces, 62

Horsman, Reginald

Howard, June, 217,218

Howells, William Dean, 156,160,162,168,203,217,218

   A Hazard of New Fortunes, 160–61,164,165,167

   A Modern Instance, 176–77,190

   The Rise of Silas Lapham, 156,162,163,167,168,173,178–86,189,204

Hume, David, 105

Hutcheson, Frances, 105

Hutchinson, Anne, 80

Imlay, Gilbert, 39,209–10

   The Emigrants, 209–11

Irving, Washington, 28–31

   “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”, 28–29, 30, 31

   “Rip Van Winkle,”, 28–29, 30, 31

   The Sketch Book, 28–31

Jackson, Helen Hunt, 39, 212

   A Century of Dishonor, 212

   Ramona, 39,44,46,47–48,50–51

Jacobs, Harriet, 61

   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, 215,217

James, Henry, 73,95–96,162,163,173,203,206–07,217,218

   The American Scene, 95–96,206

   The Portrait of a Lady, 162,163,167,178–86,189,207

   on romance, 28

   on William Dean Howells, 219

James, William, 72,158,177,188,189,218

   A Pluralistic Universe, 72

   Pragmatism, 91,188

   The Present Dilemma in Philosophy, 72

Jefferson, Thomas, 6,36,63,64,105,208–09,211

   Notes on the State of Virginia, 208–09

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 165,168,190–92

   A Country Doctor, 164,190–92,203–04

   The Country of Pointed Firs, 168,171

Johnson, James Weldon, 63

   The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, 63,64,75

Kaplan, Amy, 219

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 35,54–57

   Swallow Barn, 35,54–57

Kettner, James, 173

Kirkland, Carolne, 31,34

   A New Home, Who’ll Follow?, 31,34

Kolodny, Annette, 39

Le Conte, Joseph, 199

Lears, Jackson, 43,168,219

Lennox, Charlotte, 15

   Female Quixote, 15

Lentz, Perry, 217

Levine, Robert, 212

Lévi-Strauss, Claude, 2

Lincoln, Abraham, 172,177

Lippard, George, 27,31,32,72,95,96,98–99,206

   Blanche of Brandywine, 32,38

   The Ladye Annabel, 95

   The Quaker City, 27,31,32,95,97,98–99,100,101–02,103

local color, 161–62

   and social change, 171–72

Locke, John, 105

Lombroso, Cesare, 199

Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 34, 212

   “Georgia Theatrics,”, 212

Looby, Christopher, 13,209, 210

Lukács, Georg, 2–3,26,27

Lyell, Sir Charles, 188

Macpherson, James, 37

Madison, James, 14

Maine, Sir Henry, 173–74

Major, Charles, 34

   When Knighthood was in Flower, 34,38

Martin, Terrence, 3

Marx, Leo, 43

McKeon, Michael, 2,3,212

Melville, Herman, 4,31,67–73,152,159,184,185,186,206,213

   “Bartleby, the Scrivener,”, 73

   “Benito Cereno,”, 68, 69–70, 73, 181

   Billy Budd, 68

   The Confidence-Man, 73

   Israel Potter, 68

   Moby-Dick, 27,68,71,72,86–94,95,149,159,213

   Pierre, 4

   on Ralph Waldo Emerson, 213

   “The Tartarus of Maids,”, 54

Merish, Lori, 214–15

Michaels, Walter Benn, 219

Mill, John Stuart, 174,187–88

   Autobiography, 187–88

Mitchell, Isaac, 97

   The Asylum, 209

Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de, 70–71,89–90

   “Of Experience,”, 70–71, 89–90

Muthu, Sankar, 47

Nabokov, Vladimir, 75

   Pale Fire, 75

naturalist fiction and moral agency, 163–64

Nelson, Dana, 215

Noble, Marianne, 215

Norris, Frank, 163,190,203,206

   McTeague, 163,164,166,189,190,197,198–99,203,204,207,218

novel of manners, 14,15,17–19

novel

   defined, 1–2

   distinguished from storytelling, 2,26

   distinguished from epic, 2–3,26

Ogden v. Saunders, 217

Otis, James, 36

Page, Thomas Nelson, 54,56,165, 172

   In Ole Virginia, 28,172

   “Marse Chan,”, 58

Pateman, Carole, 216

Pattee, Fred, 20

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart

   The Silent Partner, 151,215–16,219

Phillips, Wendell, 108

philosophical romance

   and allegory, 69

   compared to historical romance, 67–68

   compared to sensational romance, 67

   described, 67–73

   and gender, 213

   and obscure symbolism, 69–70

   and skepticism, 70–73

picaresque, 11–12,14–16

plantation romance, 53–59

Poe, Edgar Allan, 29,31,67–73,97,186,204,206,213

   “The Fall of the House of Usher,”, 76

   The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, 29,68,71,73–79,83,86,95,97

   on race and slavery, 214

   “Twice-Told Tales,”, 69

Poirier, Richard, 189

Porte, Joel, 28,31

Porter, Carolyn, 161

Posnock, Ross, 218

realism

   and “free will,”, 186–90

   and consent, 162,172–73

   and determinism, 186–90

   and evolution, 169–71

   and moral agency, 162–63

   and naturalism, connections between, 163–64

   and pragmatism, 157–58,177

   and religious doubt, 158

realism (cont.)

   and sensationalism, 203–07

   and social change, 167–69

   and the search for meaning, 159–60

   and the taste for excess, 203–07

   as empiricist in orientation, 157–58

   as part of an observer culture, 161

   stylistic elements of, 164–67

   and close attention to the psychology of characters, 166–67

   and depictions of vernacular speech, 165

   and depictions of low or vulgar aspects of life, 157,165–66

   and its versions of sentiment, 156–57

   and criticisms of sentimental fiction, 156

   distinguished from verisimilitude, 155

realist novel described, 155–56

regionalism and social change, 171–72

Reid-Pharr, Robert, 144

Reynolds, David S., 95,98,210

Reynolds, Jeremiah N., 75,79,87–88

   Address, on the Subject of a Surveying and Exploring Expedition to the Pacific Ocean and South Seas, 75

   Voyage of the Potomac, 75

Reynolds, Larry, 214

Richardson, Samuel, Clarissa, 208

Ridge, John Rollin (Yellow Bird), 97,214

   The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit, 97,101

Riis, Jacob, 150

   How the Other Half Lives, 150,166,197–98

Ringe, Donald, 20

romance

   and allegory, 27

   described, 25,26,31,208

   and Gothic, 31,32

   and legend, 32

   of the old South, 53–59

   of race and republicanism, 60–67

   three types of, 31–32

Romero, Lora, 214–15,216

Roosevelt, Teddy, 212

Rowson, Susanna, 6

   Charlotte Temple, 6,7,8,9,10

Rubin, Louis, 57

Ruiz de Burton, María Amparo, 48–49,51,59

   The Squatter and the Don, 48–49,51,59

Rush, Rebecca, 11,31

   Kelroy, 11,14,15,17–19,31

Ruttenburg, Nancy, 209

Schuyler, George, “The Negro-Art Hokum,”, 165

Scott, Sir Walter, 37

   influence of, 37–38

   Ivanhoe, 37

   The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 37

   Rob Roy, 37

   The Talisman, 37

   Waverly, 37

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 31

   Hope Leslie, 31,35,40,46,47,49,50,212

seduction tale, 6–11

sensational romance

   described, 95

   and moral transparency, 97–99

   and sentimental fiction, 97–98

   and skepticism, 96–97

   and race, 98–99

   and the taste for excess, 95–97

   and transformation, 100–02

sentimental fiction

   the commercial success of, 103

   and emotionalism, 108–09

   and the female bildungsroman, 113

   and Franklinian prudence and industry, 112,141–42

   and idealism, 109–10

   and the moral sense, 104–06

   and proslavery argument, 136–40

   and realism, 109,110–11,148–54

   and religion, 104,106–08,111–12

   and sensational romance, 103–04

   and social mobility, 139–47

   and social reform, 125,127,128

   and sympathy, 127,128–30

Shaftesbury, Earl of, 105

Simms, William Gilmore, 27–28,32

   on romance, 27–28

   Woodcraft, 35,38,54,55–58

   The Yemassee, 27–28,35,45,48,51

Simpson, Louis, 54

Sinclair, Upton, 2

   The Jungle, 2,97

Slotkin, Richard, 39,214

Smith, Adam, 105,174

Smith, Henry Nash, 39

Smith, Rogers, 210

social Darwinism, 189

Southworth, E. D. E. N., 31,206

   The Hidden Hand, 31,97,98,100,101,102

Spencer, Herbert, 169,189

Spengeman, William C., 3–4

Stanley, Amy Dru, 217

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 173

Stephens, Ann, 40–41

   Malaeska, 40–41,46

Stevens, Wallace, “The Idea of Order at Key West,”, 153

Stoddard, Elizabeth, 149,151–54,213

   The Morgesons, 149,151–54

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 2,31,160,184,186,197,213,215–16,217,218

   Men of Our Times, 133–34

   Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 2,31,57,89,103,104,106,107,108,109,111–12,125–33,134–36,139,149,150,178,181,215,216,219

Streeby, Shelby, 95

Sue, Eugène, 97

   The Mysteries of Paris, 97

Sumner, Charles, 60–61,134–36

Sumner, William Graham, 174,175,217

Sundquist, Eric J., 215,216

Swift, Jonathan, “A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed,”, 101

Taney, Roger, 52–53

Tenney, Tabitha Gilman, 14

   Female Quixotism, 14–16

Thomas, Brook, 162

Thompson, George, 96,206

   Venus in Boston, 96,98,101

Todorov, Tzvetan, 3

Tompkins, Jane, 103,109

Tourgee, Albion, A Fool’s Errand, 172

Turner, Frederick Jackson, 44

Twain, Mark, 33–34,62,156,162,165,168,173,215,217

   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 34,156,160,162,163,164,165,189,192–94

   A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, 168

   criticism of James Fenimore Cooper, 33–34

   criticism of Sir Walter Scott, 38

   Pudd’nhead Wilson, 62,64,164,168,189,195–97

Tynan, Daniel J., 75

US Constitution, 36

Wallace, Lew, 34

   Ben-Hur, 34,38

Walpole, Horace, 20

   The Castle of Otranto, 20

Warner, Susan, 103,113–18

   The Wide, Wide World, 103,106,107,108,110,111–12,113–18,120,139,151,153

   The Wide, Wide World compared with Cummins’s The Lamplighter, 119–21

Warren, Robert Penn, 218

Washington, Booker T., 173, 217

Watt, Ian, 2,3,26,27,208,212

Webb, Frank, 106,128

   The Garies and Their Friends, 106,110,128,142,143,144–46

Webber, Charles, 97

   Old Hicks, 97,100

Weinstein, Cindy, 61,110,120

Wexler, Laura, 216

Wheeler, Edward, 31,49

   Deadwood Dick, 31,49,95,97,99–100,102,214

Whitman, Walt, 72,96, 186

Wills, Garry, 36

Wilson, Harriet, 146–48

   Our Nig, 146–48

Wood, Gordon, 6,11,208

Woodhull, Victoria, 173

Ziff, Larzer, 9,208

Zola, Emile, 19

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