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American literary realism and the failed promise of contract

by Brook Thomas

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Realism in literature.,
    • Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Promise (Law) in literature.,
    • Social ethics in literature.,
    • Contracts in literature.,
    • Law in literature.,
    • Social status in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-347) and index.

      StatementBrook Thomas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS374.R37 T48 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 359 p. ;
      Number of Pages359
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL967285M
      ISBN 100520206479
      LC Control Number96003719

      The article is a chapter from Thomas’s book American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract. The book was published by University of California Press in It includes literary analyses of the realist novels of James, Howells, and Twain, focusing in particular on the domestic, economic, and racial spheres in which Thomas. Focusing on New England, it reorients our understanding of the literature of the west. Fresonke writes with grace and wit and sees the rhetoric of both manifest destiny and New England Transcendentalism with new eyes."—Brook Thomas, author of American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract.

      He is author of Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature: Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville (); The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics (); American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract (); and Civic Myths: A Law and Literature Approach to Citizenship (). He has lectured on Plessy v. Brook Thomas, Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has written five books, including American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract. For more information about Brook Thomas, visit the Author Page.

      in making a contract, as it were, with himself, finds himself doubly committed, 8. Karen Lystra, Searching the Heart: Women, Men and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-Century America (NY: Oxford University Press, ), 7. 9. Alcott, Moods (), Thomas, American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract (Berkeley. Brook Thomas Brook Thomas, Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has written five books, including American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract.


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PREFACE ix INTRODUCTION Law as Literature 3 From Letters to Literature 7 Literary Canons and Academies 13 The Risks and Possibilities of Law and Literature 16 Genres of Criticism 20 CHAPTER ONE Interpretive Crises in American Legal Thought 28 Introduction 28 The Crisis of Whig Hermeneutics 31 Progressive Interpretation 56 The Crisis of Progressive Interpretation 87.

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