Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the many people who helped me write this book. Caren Irr, my dissertation adviser at Brandeis University, helped me shape this project from its earliest stages and has been a brilliant, generous mentor. I am grateful to Michael T. Gilmore for reading my work carefully...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-15

The most poignant moments in Uncle Tom’s Cabinare moments of touch. When characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel experience profound emotions, they are silent, but they are able to share their feelings through bodily contact. With a sentimental touch, characters and readers alike imagine...

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1 / Touching the Body, Training the Reader

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pp. 16-41

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is centrally concerned with the human body. Indeed, any novel about slavery—about the buying, selling, and controlling of the body—will be fundamentally interested in the relationships between physical bodies. Stowe writes that at a slave auction, the trader Haley “forced...

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2 /Managing Sentimentalism in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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pp. 42-69

In the final paragraph of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck tells us that Tom has recovered from being shot in the leg during the escape: “Tom’s most well, now, and got his bullet around his neck on a watch-guard for a watch, and is always seeing what time it is.”1 Tom’s wishes seem to have come true: his...

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3 /Holding On to the Sentimentalin Winesburg, Ohio

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pp. 70-92

Winesburg, Ohio, fittingly subtitled A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life, does not offer a sustained, conventional plot; there is no single unifying narrative. The sudden shifts and starts that mark the movement from one tale to the next show how Anderson self-consciously sets his text against the novel for...

4 /A Touch of Miss Lonelyhearts

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pp. 93-118

Epilogue

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pp. 119-128

Notes

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pp. 129-156

Bibliography

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pp. 157-172

Index

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pp. 173-179