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American Gentleman: Social Prestige & the Modern Literary Mind
American Gentleman: Social Prestige & the Modern Literary Mind
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1991
Pages: 223
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 826405320

Product Code: 756750016

David Castronovo (au). What is a gentleman? And what separates the American Gentleman from his European counterpart? This book argues that Americans express their gentlemanliness through a variety of specially adapted usages & customs. We see that American gentility has been shaped by the unique nature of the New World experience: the wilderness, race relations, transplanted Englishness, & the cherished place of business in our national consciousness. Focuses on such diverse writers as Edith Wharton, Louis Auchincloss, Robert Lowell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Walker Percy, & others to distill the essence of American gentility & the American Gentleman in his various regional appearances. Illustrations.

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