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1

Henry James reacted against didacticism in what?

Fiction

2

Henry James developed what through his characters?

International theme

3

Henry James became the most famous 19th century what?

The 19th century American expatriate

4

Who wrote "The American"?

Henry James

5

William dean Howells was appointed by who to American consulate in Venice, Italy

Lincoln

6

Who wrote "the rise of Silas Lapham"?

William dean Howells

7

Who brought respectability to realism?

William dean Howells

8

What's the setting of the story "Editha"?

The Spanish American war, a country town in Iowa, balcom's works in New York

9

The masters of realism are who?

Howells-middle class spirit
James-the cosmopolitan or international spirit
Clemens-frontier spirit

10

What are Editha's persuasive arguments to convince George to enlist?

-he should fight to liberate the people involved
-Editha and he must agree on everything
-he should fight for his country

11

Who said "meant it to be war" according to Editha?

God

12

What does Editha's mother say "well I guess you've done a wicked thing"?

Because she finds out from Editha that she wants George to go to war and she realizes that Editha will do anything to persuade George to go

13

Who does this quote refer to? "I never thought I should like to kill a man, but now, I shouldn't care, and the smokeless powder lets you see the man drop that you kill"

George

14

Who does this quote refer to? "She lifted herself by her powerful arms so high that her helpless body seemed to hang limp from its full length"

Mrs. Gearson

15

Who does this quote refer to? "The mystery that had bewildered her was solved by the word; and from that moment she rose from grove long and began to live again in the ideal"

Editha

16

What are the two setting of "the American"?

-the city of Paris
-a chateau in fleurieres

17

Who is of this qoute? " the gentleman on the divan was a powerful specimen of an American"

Christopher Newman

18

What is Christopher Newman described as?

-determined
-intelligent
-resourceful

19

What is Christopher newman's aim in life?

To make money

20

Christopher Newman cannot marry Claire because why?

Her family didn't approve

21

Who is of this quote? " she was the sweetest young creature in France, and knew as little of what was going on around her as the lame does of the butcher"

Claire

22

Who is of this qoute? "I wouldn't get well, for a kingdom"

Valentin de bellegarde

23

Who is of this qoute? "I didn't know what was written on the paper, or how bad it might, and there was no one I could trust enough to ask"

Mrs. Bread

24

Why does mrs. Bread keep her secret?

Because she is afraid, she doesn't know who to tell and she doesn't want to hurt Claire

25

Henry James doesn't not use a what type of ending to end "the American"?

A romantic ending

26

Samuel Longhorne Clemens was both a humorist and a what?

Satirist

27

Clemens was made famous by what?

A tall tale

28

In "the adventures of huckleberry Finn". The author uses what to tie the episodes together?

Common setting

29

What is the setting of "life on the Mississippi"?

Hannibal, Missouri

30

What does the narrator want to be in "life on the Mississippi River.

-a clown
-a steamboatman
-a pirate