The Land Before Her

The Land Before Her

Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860

Book - 1984
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To discover how women constructed their own mythology of the West, Kolodny examines the evidence of three generations of women's writing about the frontier. She finds that, although the American frontiersman imagined the wilderness as virgin land, an unspoiled Eve to be taken, the pioneer woman at his side dreamed more modestly of a garden to be cultivated. Both intellectual and cultural history, this volume continues Kolodny's study of frontier mythology begun in The Lay of the Land .

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1984.
ISBN: 9780807815717
0807815713
9780807841112
0807841110
Characteristics: xix, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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