Sibling Romance in American Fiction, 1835-1900

Authors: VanDette, E.

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This study posits that the narrative of sibling love as a culturally significant tradition in nineteenth-century American fiction. Ultimately, Emily E. VanDette suggests that these novels contribute to historical conversations about affiliation in such tumultuous contexts as sectional divisions, slavery debates, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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Emily E. VanDette is an assistant professor of English at SUNY Fredonia.

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"Sibling Romance in American Fiction, 1835 1900 offers an expansive and engaging look at the brother-sister bond in nineteenth-century American literature." - American Studies

"Van Dette is the first scholar to explore the important issue of brother-sister ties in nineteenth-century American literature. She argues convincingly that domestic fiction writers used the sibling relationship to address the tensions between independence and solidarity during the nation's long crisis of union. Lucid and accessible, this book will be of interest to scholars of American literature, American history, American studies, and family studies." - C. Dallett Hemphill, Ursinus College, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    VanDette, Emily E.

    Pages 1-21

  • Sibling Pedagogy: The Brother-Sister Ideal in Domestic Advice and Children’s Periodical Literature

    VanDette, Emily E.

    Pages 23-47

  • Remembering Resistance and Resilience: The Revolutionary Sibling Romances of Sedgwick, Simms, and Kennedy

    VanDette, Emily E.

    Pages 49-83

  • “She carried the romance of sisterly affection too far”: Sibling Love and Violence in Caroline Lee Hentz’s

    VanDette, Emily E.

    Pages 85-107

  • “A whole, perfect thing”: Sibling Bonds and Anti-slavery Politics in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s

    VanDette, Emily E.

    Pages 109-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sibling Romance in American Fiction, 1835-1900
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31690-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137316905
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28718-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44958-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
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