Special Relationships: Anglo-American Affinities and Antagonisms 1854-1936

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Janet Beer, Bridget Bennett
Manchester University Press, 2002 - 266 pages
In a series of essays contributors have produced diverse and innovative interventions in the field of Anglo-American literary relations. The authors discussed include Gertrude Stein, Alfred North Whitehead, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand, Henry James, George Eliot, and others. Subjects discussed include Scottish-American literary relations, the Atlanticist dimension of Spiritualism, American interventions in the debate about Highland clearances, American slavery, and British pastoralism.
 

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Contents

Stowes sunny memories of Highland slavery
28
Jane Eyre in Elizabeth Stoddards New England
42
fetters of an American farmgirl
65
spiritualism and the Atlantic divide
89
Walt Whitman and the Bolton Whitman
110
Sarah Orne Jewett
139
Henry James reads George Eliot
160
the sexual education of girls
178
Wharton Woolf and the nature
202
T S Eliot and Gothic
224
Gertrude Stein and Alfred North
242
Index
259
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Janet Beer is Professor of English, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Bridget Bennett is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds.

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