Volume 42, Number 1, Fall 2009

Table of Contents


  "Out of the Realm of Superstition": Chesnutt's "Dave's Neckliss" and the Curse of Ham

pp. 1-12

  Rethinking the Politics of American Realism Through the Narrative Form and Moral Rhetoric of W. D. Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham

pp. 13-35

  A Cold Case File Reopened: Was Crane's Maggie Murdered or a Suicide?

pp. 36-53

  Godfrey St. Peter's "Picturesque Shipwreck"

pp. 54-71

Notes and Documents

  "Flayed and then Hanged": Samuel Clemens Reads Pearl Island

pp. 72-78

  A Recovered Interview with Frank Norris

pp. 79-82

  The Poynton Marbles

pp. 83-85


  Chesnutt and Realism: A Study of the Novels (review)

pp. 86-88

  Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, and: Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century (review)

pp. 88-90

  Questionable Charity: Gender, Humanitarianism, and Complicity in U. S. Literary Realism (review)

pp. 91-92

  The American Counterfeit: Authenticity and Identity in American Literature and Culture (review)

pp. 92-94