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21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece

21L.702 Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece

What has been said of Moby-Dick—that it's the greatest novel no one ever reads—could just as well be said of any number of American "classics" like The Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This course reconsiders a small number of nineteenth-century American novels by presenting each in a surprising context.
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