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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • Humanism in literature,
  • Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Didactic literature, American -- History and criticism,
  • Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Humanism -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Moral conditions in literature,
  • Democracy in literature,
  • Ethics in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS217.H8 K3
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 298 p.
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5761462M
ISBN 100226424227
LC Control Number71184508

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