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The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America (Class : Culture)

 
 
 
 
The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America (Class : Culture)
Author: Amy Schrager Lang
ISBN 13: 9780472031818
ISBN 10: 472031813
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: 2006-11-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
List Price: $25.95
 
 

"This is a tightly focused, original, and elegantly argued study of the operation of class in nineteenth-century U.S. fiction. It reveals for the first time a congeries of class-based relationships that have been, so to speak, hiding in plain sight. To read The Syntax of Class is to understand the great extent to which U.S. nineteenth-century fiction produced the hegemonic middle class within a context of debates over inequality."--Cecelia Tichi, Vanderbilt University

"Lang reveals how the ever-shifting problems of class identity in the United States can provide sophisticated structures for literary analysis. The result is an extremely well-written, solid, and sensitive work of literary and cultural history."--Gavin Jones, Stanford University