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Author Machor, James L

Title Reading fiction in antebellum America : informed response and reception histories, 1820-1865 / James L. Machor

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
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 RWU Main Library  PS377 .M33 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS377 .M33 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 403 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.321-391) and index
Contents Historical hermeneutics, reception theory, and the social conditions of reading in antebellum America -- Interpretive strategies and informed reading in the antebellum public sphere -- "These days of double dealing": informed response, reader appropriation, and the tales of Poe -- Multiple audiences and Melville's fiction: receptions, recoveries, and regressions -- Response as (re)construction: the reception of Catharine Sedgwick's novels -- Mercurial readings: the making and unmaking of Caroline Chesebro'-- American literary history and the historical study of interpretive practices
LC subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Reader-response criticism -- United States
Authors and readers -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780801898747 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801898749 (hardcover : alk. paper)