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The American Novel and Its Tradition

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"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 Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 1980 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published January 1st 1958)
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CG Fewston

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
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