A Companion to American Fiction, 1865 - 1914
A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking collection of essays written by leading critics for a wide audience of scholars, students, and interested general readers.
An exceptionally broad-ranging and accessible Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth century Brings together 29 essays by top scholars, each of which presents a synthesis of the best research and offers an original perspective
Divided into sections on historical traditions and genres, contexts and themes, and major authors
Covers a mixture of canonical and the non-canonical themes, authors, literatures, and critical approaches
Explores innovative topics, such as ecological literature and ecocriticism, children s literature, and the influence of Darwin on fiction