Series: The American Novel

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New Essays on 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (The American Novel) by Louis J. Budd
New Essays on 'The Scarlet Letter' (The American Novel) by Michael J. Colacurcio
New Essays on A Farewell to Arms (The American Novel) by Scott Donaldson
New Essays on Billy Budd (The American Novel) by Donald Yannella
New Essays on Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw (The American Novel) by Vivian R. Pollak
New Essays on Go Down, Moses (The American Novel) by Linda Wagner-Martin
New Essays on Go Tell It on the Mountain by Trudier Harris
New Essays on Hemingway's Short Fiction (The American Novel) by Paul Smith
New Essays on Invisible Man (The American Novel) by Robert G. O'Meally
New Essays on Light in August (The American Novel) by Michael Millgate
New Essays on Moby-Dick (The American Novel) by Richard H. Brodhead
New Essays on My Ántonia (The American Novel) by Sharon O'Brien
New Essays on Native Son (The American Novel) by Keneth Kinnamon
New Essays on Rabbit Run (The American Novel) by Stanley Trachtenberg
New Essays on Seize the Day (The American Novel) by Michael P. Kramer
New Essays on Song of Solomon (The American Novel) by Valerie Smith
New Essays on The Awakening by Wendy Martin
New Essays on The Catcher in the Rye (The American Novel) by Jack Salzman
New Essays on the Country of the Pointed Firs (The American Novel) by June Howard
New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49 by Patrick O'Donnell
New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams (The American Novel) by John Carlos Rowe
New Essays on The Great Gatsby (The American Novel) by Matthew J. Bruccoli
New Essays on The House of Mirth (The American Novel) by Deborah Esch
New Essays on The Last of the Mohicans (The American Novel) by (ed) Daniel Peck
New Essays on The Red Badge of Courage (The American Novel) by Lee Clark Mitchell
New Essays on The Rise of Silas Lapham (The American Novel) by Donald E. Pease
New Essays on The Sun Also Rises (The American Novel) by Linda Wagner-Martin
New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God (The American Novel) by Michael Awkward
New Essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin (The American Novel) by Eric J. Sundquist
New Essays on Walden (The American Novel) by Robert F. Sayre
New Essays on White Noise (The American Novel) by Frank Lentricchia
New Essays on Winesburg, Ohio (The American Novel) by John W. Crowley
New Essays on Wise Blood (The American Novel) by Michael Kreyling

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''The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the work's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical trends and readings from first publication to the present. The overview is followed by newly commissioned essays and a guide to further reading. The series is an invaluable resource for all undergraduates engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels."

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