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Frontier and Utopia in the Fiction of Charles Sealsfield

A Study of the "Lebensbilder aus der westlichen Hemisphäre</I>


Jerry Schuchalter

Contents: Analysis of the concepts - frontier and utopia - and their relationship – Interpretation of Sealsfield's change of identity – Discussion of Sealsfield's political ideas and his narrative structure – Sealsfield as an American writer and his place in the American literary canon.