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Popular American literature of the 19th century /
edited by Paul C. Gutjahr.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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xxiii, 1220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0195141407 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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0195141407 (acid-free paper)
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4748606
 
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Review Quotes
"A great selection--I am especially appreciative of the selections fromWeems' Life of Washington, those from Maria Monk, and Timothy Shay Arthur's TenNights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There, all things not available in ourlibrary."--Denis R. Fournier, University of Mary, ND
"A great selection--I am especially appreciative of the selections from Weems' Life of Washington, those from Maria Monk, and Timothy Shay Arthur's Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There, all things not available in our library."--Denis R. Fournier, University of Mary, NorthDakota
"An outstanding collection of hard-to-find popular literature."--Kent Harrelson, Dalton State College
"An outstanding collection of hard-to-find popular literature."--KentHarrelson, Dalton State College
"This is a delight--I'm grateful to find Maria Monk, the dramatic version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Fowler's Phrenology in the same text."--Byron Nelson, West Virginia University
"This is a delight--I'm grateful to find Maria Monk, the dramatic versionof Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Fowler's Phrenology in the same text."--Byron Nelson,West Virginia University
"An outstanding collection of hard-to-find popular literature."--Kent Harrelson, Dalton State College"This is a delight--I'm grateful to find Maria Monk, the dramatic version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Fowler's Phrenology in the same text."--Byron Nelson, West Virginia University"A great selection--I am especially appreciative of the selections from Weems' Life of Washington, those from Maria Monk, and Timothy Shay Arthur's Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There, all things not available in our library."--Denis R. Fournier, University of Mary, North Dakota
Mason Lcoke Weems, A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington, Hymen's Recruiting Sergeant American Tract Society - The Forgiving African; Poor Sarah; To Mothers; Beware of Bad Books; Murderers of Fathers and Mothers; Novel-Reading The Pearl, or Affection's Gift, 1833 Maria Monk, Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal Robert Montgomery Bird, Sheppard Lee Catherin Beecher, Treatise on Domestic Economy George Lippard; The Quaker City or the Monks of Monk Hall E.D.E.N. Southworth; The Wife's Victory; The Married Shrew: A Sequel to the Wife's Victory Oswald S. and Lorenzo N. Fowler; The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology Donald Mitchell (IK Marvel); Reveries of a Bachelor George Aiken; Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Domestic Drama in Six Acts T.S. Arthur; Ten Nights in a Bar-Room Six Species of Men Bret Harte; John Jenkins or The Smoker Reformed; Muck-a-Muck: A Modern Indian Tale after Cooper; The Luck of Roaring Camp; Miggles; Plain Languge from Truthful James; Further Language from Truthful James; The Latest Chinese Outrage Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; The Silent Partner McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader Thomas C. Harbaugh; Plucky Phil of the Mountain Trail Laura Jean Libbey; The Master Workman's Oath Charles Sheldon; In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This anthology of 19th century popular fiction focuses on major works of the genre, and includes works by George Lippard, T.S. Arthur, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Thomas C. Harbaugh and Charles Sheldon.
Long Description
As the popularity of traditional period courses in American and English literature declines in favour of multi-cultural and multi-national clustering of works, a demand for anthologies grouping different texts in different categories is increasing. These collections will be used in courses focused specificially on the anthology contents, but it is more likely that they will be adopted as one of several texts in an American Studies programme. American popular literature is one subject area enjoying a strong revival in such programmes. This anthology will focus on major works, which will be included in their entirety or in extensive excerpts. Many of these titles exist in expensive individual editions or are not readily available. Gutjahr's selections will incude works that are not contained in American literature survey anthology texts.
Long Description
This unique collection captures some of the excitement and diversity of the immensely prolific print culture that formed and framed nineteenth-century American life and thought. Gathering popular stories that tap into a variety of nineteenth-century American self-perceptions, fears, dreams, and longings, this resurrectionist work makes available material that is not readily available today but which was vital to the culture and daily conversations of the period. Popular American Literature of the 19th Century collects examples of a wide range of literature including tracts, plays, poems, gift books, dime novels, school books, and serialized newspaper novels. Featuring twenty-five works in their entirety and several more in extensive excerpts, it includes works by the American Tract Society, Catharine Esther Beecher, Bret Harte, Ik Marvel, William Holmes McGuffey, Maria Monk, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Mason Locke Weems, and many others. The selections cover many important themes including singleness and marriage, domesticity and gender roles, masculinity, proper conduct, social reform, temperance, religion, urban and rural life, race, slavery, class, science, business, and more. Ideal for courses in nineteenth-century American literature, surveys of American literature, and introductory courses in American studies, Popular American Literature of the 19th Century is also a rich resource for anyone interested in American popular culture.
Main Description
As the popularity of traditional period courses in American and Englishliterature declines in favor of multi-cultural and multi-national clustering ofworks, a demand for anthologies groupign different texts in different categoriesis increasing. These collections will be used in courses focused specificiallyon the anthology contents, but it is more likely that they will be adopted asone of several texts in an American Studies program. American popular literatureis one subject area enjoying a strong revival in such programs. This anthologywill focus on major works, which will be included in their entirety or inextensive excerpts. Many of these titles exist in expensive individual editionsor are not readily available. Gutjahr's selections will incude works that arenot contained in American literature survey anthology texts.
Main Description
This unique collection captures some of the excitement and diversity of the immensely prolific print culture that formed and framed nineteenth-century American life and thought. Gathering popular stories that tap into a variety of nineteenth-century American self-perceptions, fears, dreams,and longings, this resurrectionist work makes available material that is not readily available today but which was vital to the culture and daily conversations of the period. Popular American Literature of the 19th Century collects examples of a wide range of literature including tracts, plays, poems, gift books, dime novels, school books, and serialized newspaper novels. Featuring twenty-five works in their entirety and several more in extensive excerpts, it includesworks by the American Tract Society, Catharine Esther Beecher, Bret Harte, Ik Marvel, William Holmes McGuffey, Maria Monk, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Mason Locke Weems, and many others. The selections cover many important themes including singleness and marriage, domesticityand gender roles, masculinity, proper conduct, social reform, temperance, religion, urban and rural life, race, slavery, class, science, business, and more. Ideal for courses in nineteenth-century American literature, surveys of American literature, and introductory courses in American studies,Popular American Literature of the 19th Century is also a rich resource for anyone interested in American popular culture.
Main Description
This unique collection captures some of the excitement and diversity of the immensely prolific print culture that formed and framed nineteenth-century American life and thought. Gathering popular stories that tap into a variety of nineteenth-century American self-perceptions, fears, dreams, and longings, this resurrectionist work makes available material that is not readily available today but which was vital to the culture and daily conversations of the period. Popular American Literature of the 19th Centurycollects examples of a wide range of literature including tracts, plays, poems, gift books, dime novels, school books, and serialized newspaper novels. Featuring twenty-five works in their entirety and several more in extensive excerpts, it includes works by the American Tract Society, Catharine Esther Beecher, Bret Harte, Ik Marvel, William Holmes McGuffey, Maria Monk, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Mason Locke Weems, and many others. The selections cover many important themes including singleness and marriage, domesticity and gender roles, masculinity, proper conduct, social reform, temperance, religion, urban and rural life, race, slavery, class, science, business, and more. Ideal for courses in nineteenth-century American literature, surveys of American literature, and introductory courses in American studies,Popular American Literature of the 19th Centuryis also a rich resource for anyone interested in American popular culture.
Table of Contents
Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Thematic Connections
Mason Locke Weems (1759-1825)
The Life of Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honorable to Himself and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen (1800)
Birth and Education
Character of Washington
Hymen's Recruiting Sergeant
Or the New Matrimonial Tat-too, for the Old Bachelors
With Some Elegant Songs (1805)
American Tract Society (1825-Present)
Tract No. 92: "The Forgiving African: An Authentic Narrative"
Tract No. 128: "Poor Sarah: or, The Indian Woman"
Tract No. 175: "To Mothers"
Tract No. 493: "Beware of Bad Books"
Tract No. 512: "Murderers of Fathers, and Murderers of Mothers,"
Tract No. 515: "Novel-Reading"
Gift Books
The Pearl, or Affection's Gift. A Christmas and New Year's Present (1833)
Maria Monk (1816-1849?) Awful Disclosures Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal (1836)
Preface
Early Recollections
Congregational Nunnery
Taking the Veil
Description of Apartments
Treatment of Young Infants
The Priests of the District
More Visits
Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854)
Written By Himself (1836)
Containing Instructions How to Spend and How to Retrieve a Fortune
Containing a History and a Moral
A Treatise on Domestic Economy for the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School (1841)
The Peculiar Responsibilities of American Women
On Domestic Manners
On Habits of System and Order
On Economy of Time and Expenses
The Quaker City: or, The Monks of Monk Hall
A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime (1845)
Preface to This Edition Book the First. The First Night
"The Wife's Victory" (1847)
"The Married Shrew: A Sequel to The Wife's Victory" (1847)
Orson Squire Fowler and Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1809-1887 and 1811-1896)
The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology with One Hundred Engravings, and a Chart of the Character (1849)
Physiological Conditions as Affecting and Indicating Character
Phrenological Conditions as Indicating Character
Reveries of a Bachelor: or, A Book of the Heart
Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among the Lowly. A Domestic Drama in Six Acts (1852)
Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There (1854)
Antiabolition Tracts
The Six Species of Men (1866)
"John Jenkins; or, The Smoker Reformed, by T.S.A-TH-R" (1867)
"Muck-a-Muck: A Modern Indian Novel. After Cooper" (1867)
"The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1868)
"Miggles" (1869)
"Plain Language from Truthful James" ("The Heathen Chinee") (1870)
"Further Language from Truthful James" (1870)
"The Latest Chinese Outrage" (1878)
The Silent
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