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This edition includes a short temperance story Whitman published at about the same time as he did Franklin Evans, the surviving fragment of what appears to be another unfinished temperance novel by Whitman, and a temperance speech Abraham ...

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822389989

Category: Fiction

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Not many people know that Walt Whitman—arguably the preeminent American poet of the nineteenth century—began his literary career as a novelist. Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times was his first and only novel. Published in 1842, during a period of widespread temperance activity, it became Whitman’s most popular work during his lifetime, selling some twenty thousand copies. The novel tells the rags-to-riches story of Franklin Evans, an innocent young man from the Long Island countryside who seeks his fortune in New York City. Corrupted by music halls, theaters, and above all taverns, he gradually becomes a drunkard. Until the very end of the tale, Evans’s efforts to abstain fail, and each time he resumes drinking, another series of misadventures ensues. Along the way, Evans encounters a world of mores and conventions rapidly changing in response to the vicissitudes of slavery, investment capital, urban mass culture, and fervent reform. Although Evans finally signs a temperance pledge, his sobriety remains haunted by the often contradictory and unsettling changes in antebellum American culture. The editors’ substantial introduction situates Franklin Evans in relation to Whitman’s life and career, mid-nineteenth-century American print culture, and many of the developments and institutions the novel depicts, including urbanization, immigration, slavery, the temperance movement, and new understandings of class, race, gender, and sexuality. This edition includes a short temperance story Whitman published at about the same time as he did Franklin Evans, the surviving fragment of what appears to be another unfinished temperance novel by Whitman, and a temperance speech Abraham Lincoln gave the same year that Franklin Evans was published.
2007-06-26 By Walt Whitman

Author: Walt Whitman (Dichter, USA)

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Nostalgic , highly romanticized depictions of America's fading rural past are typical of reform literature of the 1840s , however , and Whitman nods to that convention in his fanciful summary of Franklin Evans .

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822339420

Category: Fiction

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DIVA reprint of a novel and other temperance writings by Walt Whitman, with an introduction and explanatory notes by the editors./div
2007-07-17 By Walt Whitman

Author: Walt Whitman

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Franklin Evans or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times, is the rag-to-riches story of Franklin Evans.

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066058081

Category: Fiction

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Franklin Evans or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times, is the rag-to-riches story of Franklin Evans. Franklin starts as an innocent young man, leaving Long Island to come to New York City for the opportunity to better himself. Being young and naïve, he is easily influenced by a man he befriended and eventually becomes a drunkard. He tries many times to abstain from alcohol but does not succeed until a major tragedy struck him. Franklin Evans scuttles through a journey of a young man living and learning through his mistakes, picking up life lessons along the way.
2020-05-02 By Walt Whitman

18 He travels to 14 Walter Whitman , Franklin Evans ; or The Inebriate . A Tale of the Times , with an Introduction by Jean Downey ( New Haven , 1966 ) , One of the most popular of temperance novelists was Lucius Manlius Sargent .

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 080840136X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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1967-06 By Walt Whitman

''Whitman's Literary Intemperance'': Franklin Evans, or The Power of Love. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, 2 (3): 17–22. Downey, Jean (1967). Introduction. Franklin Evans or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times, by Walt Whitman, ed.

Author: Donald D. Kummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405195515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman’s work, and of the experimental nature of his writing Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography
2009-10-19 By Donald D. Kummings

Franklin. Evans. ,. How are miscegenation and genre linked in temperance fiction? While the previous chapter suggests ... Yet in Walt Whitman's conventional temperance novel, Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (1842), that conventional ...

Author: Debra J. Rosenthal

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807875957

Category: Literary Criticism

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Race mixture has played a formative role in the history of the Americas, from the western expansion of the United States to the political consolidation of emerging nations in Latin America. Debra J. Rosenthal examines nineteenth-century authors in the United States and Spanish America who struggled to give voice to these contemporary dilemmas about interracial sexual and cultural mixing. Rosenthal argues that many literary representations of intimacy or sex took on political dimensions, whether advocating assimilation or miscegenation or defending the status quo. She also examines the degree to which novelists reacted to beliefs about skin differences, blood taboos, incest, desire, or inheritance laws. Rosenthal discusses U.S. authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Walt Whitman, William Dean Howells, and Lydia Maria Child as well as contemporary novelists from Cuba, Peru, and Ecuador, such as Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Clorinda Matto de Turner, and Juan Leon Mera. With her multinational approach, Rosenthal explores the significance of racial hybridity to national and literary identity and participates in the wider scholarly effort to broaden critical discussions about America to include the Americas.
2005-10-12 By Debra J. Rosenthal

Franklin Evans; or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times 87 94 “Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier, The”. edition (1871); then as the fourth of seven poems in the “Birds of Passage” cluster for the sixth edition (1881).

Author: Charles M. Oliver

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108582

Category: Electronic books

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Presents a complete reference to the life and works of Walt Whitman.

Slavery and Temperance in Franklin Evans AMINA GAUTIER Midway through Walt Whitman's temperance novel Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate (1842), the eponymous Franklin Evans finds himself traveling to Virginia on a journey that seemingly ...

Author: Ivy Wilson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609382360

Category: Literary Criticism

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Walt Whitman’s now-famous maxim about “containing the multitudes” has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the manuscripts leading up to the first edition of Leaves of Grass, the poet espoused a rather progressive outlook on race relations within the United States. However, as time passed, he steered away from issues of race and blackness altogether. These changing depictions and representations of African Americans in the poetic space of Leaves of Grass and Whitman’s other writings complicate his attempts to fully contain all of America’s subject-citizens within the national imaginary. As alluring as “containing the multitudes” might prove to be, African American poets and writers have been equally vexed by and attracted to Whitman’s acknowledgment of the promise and contradictions of the United States and their place within it. Whitman Noir: Black America and the Good Gray Poet explores the meaning of blacks and blackness in Whitman’s imagination and, equally significant, also illuminates the aura of Whitman in African American letters from Langston Hughes to June Jordan, Margaret Walker to Yusef Komunyakaa. The essays, which feature academic scholars and poets alike, address questions of literary history, the textual interplay between author and narrator, and race and poetic influence. The volume as a whole reveals the mutual engagement with a matrix of shared ideas, contradictions, and languages to expose how Whitman influenced African American literary production as well as how African American Studies brings to bear new questions and concerns for evaluating Whitman.
2014-05 By Ivy Wilson