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Mathews, James W.

Works: 6 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 359 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James W Mathews
No fairer land : studies in southern literature before 1900( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From A & M to state university : a history of the State University of West Georgia by James C Bonner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawthorne and Howells : the middle way in American fiction by James W Mathews( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[From the Introduction] For a long time readers of William Dean Howells have noted likeness of his fiction to that of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Although several recent articles and books have mentioned parallels between the two writers, no work has undertaken a complete study of these parallels, much less of their possible significance. The present work is a study of major qualities of the fiction of Hawthorne and Howells, the similarities in these qualities, the development of some of the older writer's methods and themes in the younger man's work, and the significance of this relationship as it illustrates a prominent nineteenth-century fictional trend--the tendency toward the middle way in technique and idea. Because of the immensity of the corpus of Howells, only his longer fictional works will be considered, although attention will be given to Hawthorne's tales as well as novels. While fiction is the primary source for this investigation, pertinent excerpts from the criticism and personal notebooks of both writers will be included. The latter two sources are included only to afford a deeper understanding of fictional themes and to illuminate more clearly the aesthetic and ideological agreement of the two authors. There is no attempt to make a thorough investigation of Howells' enormous critical production in its bearing on every one of his and Hawthorne's fictional themes. A major problem encountered has been selection, particularly in the case of Howells. Quite often several examples could be given where only one is used; thus selection of examples has been made with regard to their representative position in Howells' thought and for balance within the present study. As far as direct influence of Hawthorne on Howells is concerned, no elaborate claims are made. Certain evidences of influence are conspicuous, and these are pointed out. But it is impossible to limit precisely the influences on a mind like Howells', so captivated by multifarious literary and social interests of his own age as well as of the past. Of paramount concern in this study, therefore, is the affinity between the minds of Hawthorne and Howells as it is revealed in their fiction and as it coincides with a major characteristic of nineteenth-century American fiction
An early Brook Farm letter by George Partridge Bradford( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Partridge Bradford : friend of transcendentalists by James W Mathews( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1933-1983 : 50 years of excellence by James W Mathews( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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