Storey, Mark, 1944-

Rural fictions, urban realities : a geography of Gilded Age American literature / Mark Storey. - viii, 200 pages ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index.

Lines of time, sight and capital: train journeys -- Commerce and carnival at the canvas city: travelling circuses -- The place of medical knowledge: country doctors -- A government of men and not of laws: lynch mobs -- Geographies of the future: utopias.

Rural Fictions, Urban Realities examines late nineteenth-century American literature to reveal the increasingly intricate and sometimes problematic connections between urban and rural life.

9780190272425 (paperback)


American fiction--History and criticism.--19th century
Rural conditions in literature.
City and town life in literature.
Farm life in literature.
Pastoral fiction, American--History and criticism.

813.409 STO / 011732
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