The American Novel

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THE AMERICAN NOVEL By Carl Van Doren CONTENTS Preface I. Beginnings of Fiction 1. Arguments and Experiments 2, Three Matters of American Romance II. James Kenimore Cooper III. Romances of Adventure IV. Nathaniel Hawthorne V Herman Melville VI. Blood and Tears VII. Howells and Realism 1. New Frontiers and Old Settlements 2. William Dean Howells. VIII. Mark Twain IX. Henry James X. Types of Fiction XI. Local and Historical 1. Local Color 2. Romantic History XII. Emergence of Naturalism XIII. Theodore Dreiser XIV. Tradition and Transition 1. Stream of Fiction 2. Edith Wharton XV, Willa Gather XVI, Revolt from the Village XVII. Sinclair Lewis........... 303 XVIII. Romance, Comedy, Satire 1. James Branch Caboll 2, Lively Decade XIX, New Realisms 1. Post War 2. Thomas Wolfe XX. Revisions Bibliography Index

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