- By Richard Chase

The American Novel and Its Tradition

  • Title: The American Novel and Its Tradition
  • Author: Richard Chase
  • ISBN: 9780801823039
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • The American Novel and Its Tradition Since the earliest days writes Richard Chase in this classic study the American novel in its most original and characteristic form has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an

    Since the earliest days, writes Richard Chase in this classic study, the American novel, in its most original and characteristic form, has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an element of romance In his detailed study of works by Charles Brockden Brown, James Feni Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank Since the earliest days, writes Richard Chase in this classic study, the American novel, in its most original and characteristic form, has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an element of romance In his detailed study of works by Charles Brockden Brown, James Feni Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank Norris, George Washington Cable, William Dean Howells, F Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, Chase identifies and traces this tradition through two centuries of American literature.The best novelists, he argues, have found uses for romance beyond the escapism, fantasy, and sentimentality often associated with it Through romance, these writers mirror the extremes of American culture the Puritan melodrama of good and evil, or the pastoral idyll inspired by the American wilderness.

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    1. The American Novel and Its Tradition (1957) by Richard Chase attempts to define the American novel, and comes extremely close. What is especially nice about this book is the author's ability to take rather complex ideas and relate them through a smooth, effortless language that makes for an enjoyable read. The other thing about this book that sets it apart from others of its type is the range of examples Chase decides to include in his analysis of the American novel. Of course, Chase (PhD and fa [...]

    2. Hi, I was wondering if any of you guys has this book as an ebook, please ?Thank you in advance for answering me & hv a nice quality time for your Christmas

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