A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914 is a groundbreaking collection of essays written by leading critics for a wide audience of scholars, students, and interested general readers.
- An exceptionally broad-ranging Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth century.
- Contains 29 essays written by top scholars in the field.
- Each essay presents a synthesis of the best scholarly perspectives and offers an original perspective of its own.
- Divided into sections on historical traditions and genres, contexts and themes, and major authors.
- Covers a mixture of canonical and the non-canonical themes, authors, literatures, and critical approaches.
- Treats innovative topics, such as ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the influence of Darwin on fiction.
- Written in clear, understandable, jargon-free English, suitable for the non-specialist.