Although such great 19th century novels as "The Last of the Mohicans" and "The Scarlet Letter" continue to be read, it is often difficult for contemporary readers to understand them in context. The new book "Reading the American Novel " Wiley-Blackwell makes a strong case for reading historically and offers readers a guide to understanding 19th-century literature. As a feminist historian, Samuels addresses issues of masculine and feminine identities, as well as women writers and ideas about women's work in her book. These include themes of violence and class, the relationship between domestic spaces and landscapes, and the ways in which concepts of the nation and the novel shifted during the 19th century.
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Mallard is the main character whom of which also known as Louise and she is married to Brently Mallard. Chopin's main character, Mrs. Louise Mallard, experiences the excitement of freedom instead of the devastation of loneliness after she receives the news of her husband's death.
This persistent scrutiny was the product of an acute sense of change. They have made and make it day by day. Abroad these energies expressed themselves in the growth of the British Empire.