The fabric of American literary realism : readymade clothing, social mobility, and assimilation /

"This volume traces the connections between the increased economic importance of the garment industry with the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. This work examines the development of the American ideal from the "homespun" to the "ready ma...

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Main Author: Elahi, Babak, 1965-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
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Summary: "This volume traces the connections between the increased economic importance of the garment industry with the advent of a powerful movement towards literary realism in American fiction. This work examines the development of the American ideal from the "homespun" to the "ready made," and explains how that cultural and psychological change appeared in the literature of the nation"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description: vii, 220 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index.
ISBN: 9780786441198 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786441194 (pbk. : alk. paper)