THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Pioneers
By James Fenimore Cooper

An essay by Jen Camden of the University of Indianapolis looking at the roles of primary and secondary heroines in this novel, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and Ann Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance. Camden focuses in particular on how these women represent competing ideals of national identity and femininity.
A paper by George G. Dekker of Stanford University about the relationship between the rise of tourism and the Romantic novel in this text and Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering.