Playing the races : ethnic caricature and American literary realism / Henry B. Wonham

Author(s): Wonham, Henry B., 1960-
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Subjects: American fiction--19th century--History and criticism
Race in literature
Caricatures and cartoons--United States--History--19th century
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
Ethnicity in literature
Realism in literature
United States--Ethnic relations--History--19th century
United States--Race relations--History--19th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: viii, 196 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction : the age of caricature, the age of realism 3
1. William Dean Howells and the touch of exaggeration that typifies 41
2. "I want a real coon" : Twain and ethnic caricature 69
3. A Jamesian art to be cultivated 101
4. Edith Wharton's flamboyant copy 127
5. The "curious realism" of Charles W. Chesnutt 152
Notes: LCCN: 2003012834
ISBN: 0195161947
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-192) and index
Contents: Introduction: the age of caricature, the age of realism -- William Dean Howells and the touch of exaggeration which typifies -- "I want a real coon": Twain and ethnic caricature -- A Jamesian art to be cultivated -- Edith Wharton's flamboyant copy -- The "curious realism" of Charles W. Chesnutt
OCLC Number: 52424134
ISBN/ISSN: 0195161947