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Sensational designs

Jane P. Tompkins

Sensational designs

the cultural work of American fiction, 1790-1860

by Jane P. Tompkins

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York, Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJane Tompkins.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix,236p. ;
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22436409M
    ISBN 100195041194

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