Essays on Fiction: Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, and Faulkner (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 25)

Essays on Fiction: Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, and Faulkner (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 25)

By: Thomas E. Connolly (author)Hardback

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These essays deal with the compositional and literary scope of Dickens, Melville, Hawthorne, and Faulkner. They discuss areas such as Why The Reverand Mr Dimmesdale Was Not Named George, and Christian Symbolism in Some Works of William Faulkner.

Contents

A note on name-symbolism in Melville; Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" - an attack on puritanic Calvinism; how Young Goodman Brown became Old Badman Brown; introduction to "Young Goodman Brown"; why the Reverend Mr Dimmesdale was not named George; Hawthorne - puritans, Catholics, and Quakers; point of view in "Absalom, Absalom!"; the three plots in "A Fable"; fate and "the Agony of Will' - determinism in some works of William Faulkner; Christian symbolism in some works of William Faulkner.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773481435
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780773481435
  • ISBN10: 0773481435

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