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Guilty pleasures : popular novels and American audiences in the long nineteenth century / Hugh McIntosh.

Author/creator McIntosh, Hugh, 1978- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description171 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: the not-so-great American novel -- Uncle Tom's Cabin and the unprivileged public sphere -- Ben-Hur: spectacles of belief -- British authorship, American advertising -- Questionable Americans abroad -- Unknowing American realism: Uncle Tom's Cabin to Henry James, James Weldon Johnson, and James Baldwin -- Afterword: the novel and America abroad now.
Abstract "Examining reactions to bestselling fiction in America from 1850-1920, the period in which popular novels became national phenomena, Guilty Pleasures argues that ambivalence about public taste sparked a wide-ranging exploration of individualism and national identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2018021875
ISBN9780813941646 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0813941644 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN0813941652 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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