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By Cindy Weinstein

ISBN-10: 0521031265

ISBN-13: 9780521031264

ISBN-10: 0521842530

ISBN-13: 9780521842532

In relatives, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Cindy Weinstein greatly revises our realizing of nineteenth-century sentimental literature within the usa. She argues that those novels are way more advanced than critics have prompt. instead of confirming the facility of the bourgeois relations, Weinstein argues, sentimental fiction used the destruction of the organic relations as a chance to reconfigure the relations when it comes to love instead of consanguinity. Their texts intervened in debates approximately slavery, family reform and different social problems with the time. Weinstein exhibits how canonical texts, similar to Melville's Pierre and works by way of Stowe and Twain, can tackle new which means whilst learn within the context of nineteenth-century sentimental fiction. via extensive shut readings of a variety of novels, this groundbreaking learn demonstrates the cultured and political complexities during this very important and influential genre.

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