An Examination of Political Pessimism in the Works of American Novelist Harold Frederic, 1856-98 (Studies in American Literature v. 29)
By: Jean S. Filetti (author)Hardback
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This work presents a reading of Harold Frederic's major novels against the cultural and political history of the 1880s and 1890s. The study examines his major works and seeks to rescue Frederic from being classified as a comic realist or a political optimist.
Harold Frederic - political pessimist?; "Seth's Brother's Wife" - the triumph of the political machine; "In the Valley " -America's political foundation; "The Lawton Girl" - the onslaught of the corporation; "The Damnation of Theron Ware" - a dial of the frontier myth; "The Market-Place" - the culmination of Frederic's political pessimism; a final comment.
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