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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Framing the Indian: Children of the Forest on the Urban Scene Chapter 2: ?The Idea of this Room?: Houses and the Image of Fiction in Arthur Mervyn Chapter 3: ?Haunts about Town?: Poe?s Tales and Eastern State Penitentiary Chapter 4: The City Behind the Masquerade of Fiction: Melville?s The Confidence-Man Bibliography Index
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American literature -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Ruins in literature.
Cities and towns in literature.
American literature -- European influences.
United States -- Civilization -- 1783-1865.