By Joseph Gardner
First released in 1988, this ebook seems on the huge, immense influence Dickens’ writings had on American novelists within the moment half the 19th century. Dickens ruled not just well known style however the American novel for sixty years and the writer argues that even the main unique writers confirmed themselves time and again to be in ‘conscious sympathy’ with Dickens. in addition to Dickens, this publication examines 4 appreciably diverse American writers — Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Henry James and Frank Norris — whose debt to Dickens, the writer asserts, is however truly obtrusive of their paintings. This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars of literature.
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Dickens in America: Twain, Howells, James, and Norris: Volume 9 (Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel) by Joseph Gardner