||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.
||"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 note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|
|ISBN||9780813941646 hardcover alkaline paper|
|ISBN||0813941644 hardcover alkaline paper|
|ISBN||0813941652 paperback alkaline paper|