TITLE

An Uneasy Union: Pain, Pleasure, and Power in American Sentimental Fiction

AUTHOR(S)
Duane, Anna Mae
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2000, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p256
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
Reviews the book `The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature,' by Marianne Noble.
ACCESSION #
4276072

 

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