Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2013

256 Pages | 8 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823255153

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Common Things

Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

James D. Lilley

A Fordham University Press Publication

Commonalities (FUP)

  • Examines how the aesthetics of nineteenth-century American romance influenced, and was influenced by, emerging modern systems of racial, national, sentimental, and political community.
  • Includes readings of works by Horace Walpole, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Mackenzie, Washington Irving, Charles Brockden Brown, and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Examines the relation of American and European literature and thought.

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