Two Texts by Edward Everett Hale

Two Texts by Edward Everett Hale : "The Man without a Country"and "Philip Nolan's Friends"

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Two Texts by Edward Everett Hale brings together one of the most popular stories of the nineteenth-century, "The Man Without a Country," with its novel-length sequel, Philip Nolan's Friends. As Hsuan Hsu and Susan Kalter show in this critical edition, these engaging works of fiction helped orient nineteenth-century Americans' opinions about citizenship, statelessness, imperialism, and conflicts with Mexico and Native American nations in the U.S. more

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  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 952.54g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739136801
  • 9780739136805

About Edward Everett Hale

Hsuan Hsu is assistant professor of English at University of California-Davis. Susan Kalter is associate professor of U.S. Literature and Native American Studies at Illinois State more

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Hsu and Kalter reveal these jingoistic tales to have been key cultural works in promoting the mesmerizing ideologies of patriotism. The superb interpretive and archival introductions, together with ample textual notes, vitally situate Hale's stories historically, and certainly make this volume an apt, authoritative first choice for students and scholars interested in the relationship of narrative to nation in the context of post Civil War imperialism. All told, this is a very smart and smartly presented edition, exemplifying the best of American cultural studies critique. -- Bruce A. Harvey, Director of Humanities Program, Florida International Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Contexts for Reading "The Man without a Country," Chapter 2 "The Man without a Country" Chapter 3 The History Behind the Fiction: An Introduction to Philip Nolan's Friends Chapter 4 Philip Nolan's Friends Chapter 5 Explanatory and Interpretive Notesshow more

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