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The plight of feeling [electronic resource] : sympathy and dissent in the early American novel / Julia A. Stern.

By: Stern, Julia A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0226773094 (electronic bk.); 9780226773094 (electronic bk.); 9780226773117 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0226773116 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780226773100; 0226773108.Subject(s): American fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism | Rowson, Mrs., 1762-1824. Charlotte Temple | Foster, Hannah Webster, 1759-1840. Coquette | Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810. Ormond | Emotions in literature | Sympathy in literature | Rowson, Susanna Haswell, 1762-1824. Charlotte Temple | Foster, Hannah Webster, 1758-1840 | Electronic books | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Plight of feeling.DDC classification: 813/.309 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling, Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist era. Stern argues that these novels gave voice to a collective mourning over the violence of the Revolution and the foreclosure of liberty for the nation's noncitizens?women, the poor, Native and African Americans. Properly placed in the contex.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-291) and index.

American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling, Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist era. Stern argues that these novels gave voice to a collective mourning over the violence of the Revolution and the foreclosure of liberty for the nation's noncitizens?women, the poor, Native and African Americans. Properly placed in the contex.

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