Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction: Part II. Narrative
Designs and Textual Rebellions: 1. Preludes:
the early didactic novel: Narrative control in
Charlotte Temple and A New-England Tale
2. Introduction to the exploratory text:
subversions of the narrative design in St Elmo
3. Decoding the exploratory text: subversions
of the narrative design in Queechy
Part III. Narrative Rebellions and Textual
Designs: 4. Inscribing and defining: the many
voices of Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall
5. Extending and subverting: the iconography of
houses in The Deserted Wife
6. Projecting the 'I'/conoclast: first-person
narration in The Morgesons
Part IV. The Later Didactic Novel: 7. Narrative
control and thematic radicalism in work and The
Part V. Conclusions and Implications: 8.
Anomalies and anxieties: The Story of Avis, A
Country Doctor, The Awakening, O Pioneers!
General index Index to diaries, letters and
Index to literary and historical references.