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Author Herzog, Kristin, 1929-

Title Women, ethnics, and exotics : images of power in mid-nineteenth-century American fiction / by Kristin Herzog.

Publication Info. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, [1983]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.9 H44    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.3 HERZOG    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxvi, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 217-241.
Note Includes index.
Contents 1.Primitive strength in Hawthorne's women: Powerful victims of science: Georgiana and Beatrice -- The scarlet A: aboriginal and awesome -- The home-based power of women and Maules -- The Blithedale sisters: nature queen and spirit medium -- A marble faun and marble women -- 2. Women and savages in Melville: Typee: types of savagery and femininity in a paradise lost -- Omoo: lure of savagery and return to motherly roots -- Mardi: whirlpool of the primitive and lure of the ideal -- Pierre: the good and the bad angel exchange roles -- The tales: eloquent silences among the voiceless -- 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin: women and Blacks revolutionizing society -- 4. William Wells Brown's Clotel: from victimization to vision and action -- 5. Martin R. Delany's Blake: resistance and aggression in women and slaves -- 6. The epic of Dekanawida: aboriginal strength in Native American narrative.
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Minorities in literature.
Primitivism in literature.
Exoticism in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Literature, Modern -- history -- United States.
Minority Groups.
ISBN 0870493728 alkaline paper $22.95
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