The American Myth of Success: From Horatio Alger to Norman Vincent Peale

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Social Science - 276 pages
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takes a long time to get going, but very insightful around chapter 5. Read full review

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This book traces the history of the American "success myth" in literature. Read full review

Contents

The Emergence of an Ideal
16
Horatio Alger Jr and the Gilded Age
48
The Christian Novel and the Success Myth
64
How to Succeed ConductofLife Literature in the Industrial Era
97
The Revival of the Transcendentalist Dogma PART IThe Defense of Idealism
128
The Revival of the Transcendentalist Dogma PART IIThe Religion of Optimism
154
The American Mystique of the Mind
195
Selected Bibliography
241
Index
265
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