Nina Baym

Nina Baym is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Feminism and American Literary History: Essays, Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927, and American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790–1860.

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers
Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America
Nina Baym
This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all...





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