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Revisions of the American Adam

Jonathan Mitchell

Revisions of the American Adam

innocence, identity and masculinity in twentieth-century America

by Jonathan Mitchell

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Published by Continuum in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Masculinity in popular culture,
  • Masculinity in literature,
  • Heroic virtue in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • American literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJonathan Mitchell
    SeriesContinuum literary studies, Continuum literary studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS228.M37 M58 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination163 p. :
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25328887M
    ISBN 101441187073
    ISBN 109781441187079
    LC Control Number2011016499
    OCLC/WorldCa657602994

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