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Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth Century American Literature

by Hendler, Glenn
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $45.00 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0807826065

Examining such 19th-century subjects as temperance narratives, sentimental fiction, Horatio Alger's self-promotion, and "bad-boy" books, Glenn Hendler challenges the "sentimental fantasy" that "affect can be the ground and site of non-coercive communicative exchange in the public sphere."

review of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth Century American Literature, by Hendler, Glenn, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).