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The Mark and the Knowledge

Social Stigma in Classic American Fiction

Marjorie Pryse

Front Matter
Table of Contents
1. The Transcendental Imagination: The Mark as Focus
2. The Scarlet Letter: Social Stigma and Art
3. Moby Dick: Social Physics and Metaphysics
4. Faulkner’s “Dry September” and “Red Leaves”: Caste and Outcast
5. Light in August: Violence and Excommunity
6. Invisible Man: The World in a Man-of-War

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