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Author Johnson, Joel A., 1974-

Title Beyond practical virtue : a defense of liberal democracy through literature / Joel A. Johnson
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 179 pages)
Summary "Johnson examines the worth of liberal democracy and the question of cultural development by looking at novels by James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells. Using the fictions to explore the richness of everyday life, he offers new insight into the relationship between the state and the individual"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Democracy in literature.
Individualism in literature.
Liberalism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007002485
ISBN 0826265790 (electronic bk.)
9780826265791 (electronic bk.)