Anthology of the Short Story in 18th and 19th Century America Volume One
|Author: ||Pitcher, Edward|
In this anthology, Dr. Pitcher has illustrated and partially defined the beginnings of short fiction in America in the period before the emergence of our modern understanding of the short story. These beginnings are to be found in the gradual coming together of forms such as anecdote, fable, tall-tale and sentimental story with the increasingly diverse aspirations, images, character types, and historical incidents of a people linked by language and culture to Britain and Europe.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents (main headings): ALLEGORY; APOLOGUE AND PARABLE; CAPTIVITIES AND ESCAPES; THE CHARACTER; DIALOGUES; DREAMS AND VISIONS; DREAMS AND VISIONS (AMERICAN); ILLUSTRATED ESSAY; FABLES; FRAGMENTS – MORAL, SENTIMENTAl, SHANDEAN: BACKGROUNDS, SHANDEAN: AMERICAN, OSSIANIC,