The Businessman in American Literature
A unique look at the image of businessmen in works of major American literature.
This engaging book traces the image of the businessman in works of major American writers, from the scrooge syndrome of the nineteenth century to the businessman appearing almost as a hero in the twentieth century. The feelings of the writers and of the political and economic aspects of their times are amply explored in readable fashion. This book will be enjoyed by all who have an interest in business history as well as a passion for literature.
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Emily Stipes Watts is a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has had a long and distinguished career in teaching and writing. She received an AB degree in 1958, an MA degree in 1959 (Woodrow Wilson National fellow), and a Ph.D. degree in 1963, all from the University of Illinois.
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