Publisher description for The American vision : actual and ideal society in nineteenth-century fiction / A.N. Kaul.

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When it was originally published in 1963, The American Vision was awarded the Porter Prize and the Egleston History Prize from Yale University. This reprint makes available again Kaul's groundbreaking socio-historical examination of the work of Hawthorne, Cooper, Melville, and Twain.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Ideals (Philosophy) in literature.
Social problems in literature.
Social values in literature.
Realism in literature.