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Author MacNeil, Denise Mary

Title The emergence of the American frontier hero, 1682-1826 : gender, action, and emotion / Denise Mary MacNeil
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Series American literature readings in the twenty-first century
American literature readings in the 21st century
Contents The American frontier hero in Mary Rowlandson's Narrative of the capitivity and restauration -- Mythological roots of the American frontier hero -- Mary Rowlandson, Puritan hero -- Mothering the Adamic hero -- Transcending gendered English American social positions: gender and racial multiplicity in the Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield -- Dancing between ferocity and delicacy in Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker / Charles Brockden Brown -- Reconstituting the American frontier hero through James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo in The last of the Mohicans: a narrative of 1757 -- Mary Rowlandson in jeans: The John Ford/John Wayne film The Searchers and the Mary Rowlandson archetype
Summary The study follows the early evolution of the American frontier hero, from its roots in Mary Rowlandson's narration of her experiences as a prisoner during King Phillip's war through works by Unca Eliza Winkfield, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, the film-maker John Ford, and actor John Wayne
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index
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Subject American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism
American literature -- History and criticism.
Western stories -- History and criticism
Western films -- History and criticism
Frontier and pioneer life in literature.
Frontier and pioneer life in motion pictures
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature
Frontier and pioneer life in literature
Motion pictures
Western films
Western stories
West (U.S.) -- In literature
West (U.S.) -- In motion pictures
West (U.S.) -- In popular culture
West United States
Wilder Westen
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230103993