TITLE

CHAPTER VII: BEYOND UNDERSTANDING

AUTHOR(S)
Henning, Martha L.
PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Beyond Understanding: Appeals to the Imagination, Passions & Wil;1996, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter VII of the book "Beyond Understanding: Appeals to the Imagination, Passions and Will in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Women's Fiction" is presented. It comments on the criticism of several literary works written by U.S. women authors in the 19th century, including "The Wide, Wide World," by Susan Warner, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Mary Derwent," by Ann S. Stephen and "The Hidden Hand," by E.D.E.N. Southworth. It explains why all four works surveyed invoke a reader's understanding in terms of George Campbell's theory about discourse. Moreover, the authors' appeal to the reader's sympathy and the implications of the theological, social and rhetorical progressions in these works are described.
ACCESSION #
19326450

 

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