The power of her sympathy

Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Format: PDF, ePub
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An illuminating collection of writings by this remarkable early American author.

The Power of Sympathy

Author: William Hill Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140434682
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Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, these two novels are a vivid reflection of the American goal to establish a secure republic built on the virtue of its citizens.

Family Kinship and Sympathy in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Author: Cindy Weinstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521031264
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In Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature Cindy Weinstein radically revises our understanding of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. She argues that these novels are far more complex than critics have suggested. Rather than confirming the power of the bourgeois family, Weinstein argues, sentimental fiction used the destruction of the biological family as an opportunity to reconfigure the family in terms of love rather than consanguinity. Their texts intervened in debates about slavery, domestic reform and other social issues of the time. Weinstein shows how canonical texts, such as Melville's Pierre and works by Stowe and Twain, can take on new meaning when read in the context of nineteenth-century sentimental fiction. Through intensive close readings of a wide range of novels, this groundbreaking study demonstrates the aesthetic and political complexities in this important and influential genre.


Author: Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544836626
Format: PDF
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“Packed with tension, pathos, and vitality . . . This is a potent first novel from a formidable talent.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune “The best fictional account I’ve read of the way the internet has shaped our inner lives.” — Guardian (UK) At twenty-three Alice Hare, a loner, arrives in New York with only the vaguest of plans: to find a city to call home. Instead she discovers the online profile of a Japanese writer called Mizuko Himura, whose stories blur the line between autobiography and fiction. Alice becomes infatuated with Mizuko from afar, convinced this stranger’s life holds a mirror to her own. Realities multiply as Alice closes in on her “internet twin,” staging a chance encounter and inserting herself into his orbit. When Mizuko disappears, Alice is alone and adrift again. Tortured by her silence, Alice uses the only tool at her disposal, writing herself back into Mizuko’s story, with disastrous consequences. “A smart and lyrical evocation of that murky emotional terrain between our online and offline selves.” — Vice (UK) “At once a riveting mystery and a literary tour de force, Sympathy had me spellbound from the first page to the last.” — Emily Gould, author of Friendship

Power of Sympathy and the Coquette

Author: William H. Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780808403463
Format: PDF
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