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Author Barnes, Elizabeth, 1959-

Title Love's whipping boy : violence & sentimentality in the American imagination / Elizabeth Barnes

Publ Info Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  PS374.V58 B37 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS374.V58 B37 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PS374.V58 B37 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Wieland, familicide, and the suffering father -- Melville's fraternal melancholies -- Fathers of violence : Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the radical reproduction of sensibility -- The death of boyhood and the making of Little women
LC subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Violence in literature
Empathy in literature
Sentimentalism in literature
National characteristics, American, in literature
ISBN 9780807834565 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807834564 (cloth : alk. paper)