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Language and Gender in American Fiction

Howells, James, Wharton and Cather

Authors: Nettels, Elsa

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Elsa Nettels's analysis of American fiction and criticism of the post-Civil War era unearths the prevailing assumptions about language and gender as revealed in definitions of masculine and feminine, and in comparisons of men's and women's speech and writing. Chapters on William Dean Howells, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Utopian fiction show how individual writers both reinforced and subverted gender ideology in their treatment of language and social class and in their construction of dialogue and the discourse of first and third person narrators.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-11408-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Gender in American Fiction
Book Subtitle
Howells, James, Wharton and Cather
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Elsa Nettels
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-11406-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-11406-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-11408-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 214
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