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 and accessible Companion to the study of American fiction of the post-civil war period and the early twentieth century Brings together 29 essays by top scholars, each of which presents a synthesis of the best research and offers an original perspective
- 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
- Explores innovative topics, such as ecological literature and ecocriticism, children’s literature, and the influence of Darwin on fiction