Conscience and Purpose: Fiction and Social Consciousness in Howells, Jewett, Chesnutt, and Cather by Paul R. Petrie

Conscience and Purpose: Fiction and Social Consciousness in Howells, Jewett, Chesnutt, and Cather

Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism

Paul R. Petrie

nonfiction classics literary challenging reflective medium-paced

232 pages

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In a series of influential essays that appeared in Harper's, W. D. Howells argued for literature as a vehicle for social change. Literature could and should, Howells suggested, mediate across divisions of class and region, fostering cross-cultural...
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