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All-American boy, Larzer Ziff

Label
All-American boy
Title
All-American boy
Statement of responsibility
Larzer Ziff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The all-American boy was an iconic figure in American literature for well over a century. Sometimes he was a "good boy," whose dutiful behavior was intended as a model for real boys to emulate. Other times, he was a "bad boy," whose mischievous escapades could be excused either as youthful exuberance that foreshadowed adult industriousness or as deserved attacks on undemocratic pomp and pretension. The author looks at eight classic examples of the all-American boy--young Washington, Rollo, Tom Bailey, Tom Sawyer, Ragged Dick, Peck's "bad boy," Little Lord Fauntleroy, and Penrod--as well as two notable antitheses--Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield. Setting each boy in a rich cultural context, Ziff reveals how the all-American boy represented a response to his times, ranging from the newly independent nation's need for models of democratic citizenship, to the tales of rags-to-riches beloved during a century of accelerating economic competition, to the recognition of adolescence as a distinct phase of life, which created a stage on which the white, middle-class "solid citizen" boy and the alienated youth both played their parts
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziff, Larzer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.B69
LC item number
Z54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Boys in literature
Label
All-American boy, Larzer Ziff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-135) and index
Contents
The new nation: Young Washington, Rollo -- All-Americans: Tom Bailey, Tom Sawyer -- City life: Ragged Dick, Peck's bad boy, Little Lord Fauntleroy -- America as middle class: Adolescence, Frank Merriwell, Penrod -- Antitheses: Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 146 p.
Isbn
9780292738928
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012017373
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4077334-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4077334
  • (Sirsi) o783173341
  • (OCoLC)783173341
Label
All-American boy, Larzer Ziff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-135) and index
Contents
The new nation: Young Washington, Rollo -- All-Americans: Tom Bailey, Tom Sawyer -- City life: Ragged Dick, Peck's bad boy, Little Lord Fauntleroy -- America as middle class: Adolescence, Frank Merriwell, Penrod -- Antitheses: Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 146 p.
Isbn
9780292738928
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012017373
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4077334-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4077334
  • (Sirsi) o783173341
  • (OCoLC)783173341

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