Regionalism and Realism in 19th Century American Literature

Celia Belmonte


This essay divulges into the literary masterpieces of the popular 19th century American authors Mark Twain, Kate Chopin and Henry James. Influenced tremendously by the times, Twain and Chopin employed regionalism in their works while Henry James used realism. This essay defines both regionalism and realism as well as highlights the similar and different ways in which they were incorporated into Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chopin's The Awakening and James' Daisy Miller: A Study.

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