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Moral economy and American realistic novels

by Da Zheng | 01 January 1997
Hardback
Synopsis
Through its examination of nineteenth-century American realistic novels in their cultural context. Moral Economy and American Realistic Novels arguesthe importance of cultural motifs - such as insanity, lack of sympathy, and attention seeking - in the representation of social reality. It also argues that the formal problems of the realistic novels are the very loci where the novelists' concern for and engagement with their social reality are manifested. By revealing these writers' desire for a moral economy characterized by sanity, brotherly feelings, or modesty, the study underlines their ambivalent attitudes toward capitalism.
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Synopsis
Through its examination of nineteenth-century American realistic novels in their cultural context. Moral Economy and American Realistic Novels arguesthe importance of cultural motifs - such as insanity, lack of sympathy, and attention seeking - in the representation of social reality. It also argues that the formal problems of the realistic novels are the very loci where the novelists' concern for and engagement with their social reality are manifested. By revealing these writers' desire for a moral economy characterized by sanity, brotherly feelings, or modesty, the study underlines their ambivalent attitudes toward capitalism.
€39.20
117 Reward Points
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780820427737
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 01/01/1997
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 141
Weight - 380
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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