Thematic Guide to the American Novel, 1st Edition

  • Lynda G. Adamson
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  • ISBN-10: 0313076200
  • ISBN-13: 9780313076206
  • DDC: 813.009
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 372 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Overview

This resource provides readers with a systematic guide to the central themes in 150 of the most commonly taught American novels.

Reviews

"Both these guides are excellent examples of the art of literary explication. Their handy surveys of familiar themes and works should provide students with numerous ideas for developing papers and research of their own." --Lawrence Looks at Books, November 2002

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Abandonment.
Absurdity of War.
Alienation.
American Dream.
Battered Women.
Being and Becoming.
Bereavement.
Betrayal.
Community.
Compassion.
Corrupting Power.
Courage.
Cultural Conflict.
Death.
Disabled.
Duty.
Emotional Abuse.
Family.
Fathers and Sons.
Friendship.
Greed.
Grotesques.
Healers.
Immigrant Life.
Imprisonment.
Independent Women.
Injustice.
Journeys.
Knowableness of God.
Loneliness.
Loss.
Love.
Male Behavior.
Masquerading.
Mothers and Daughters.
Multiracial Offspring.
Nature.
Oppression.
Outsiders.
Quests.
Rejection.
Responsibility.
Revealing Family History.
Search for a Father.
Search for Identity.
Storytelling.
Suicide.
Survival.
Trials.
Value of Land.
Appendix A: Additional Selected Themes and Topics.
Appendix B: Guide to Suggested Themes in 150 American Novels.
Author and Title Index.
Subject and Character Index.
About the Author.