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Schweighauser, Philipp

Beautiful Deceptions

European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art Philipp Schweighauser

The art of the early republic abounds in representations of deception: the villains of Gothic novels deceive their victims with visual and acoustic tricks; the ordinary citizens of picaresque novels are hoodwinked by quacks and illiterate but shrewd adventurers; and innocent sentimental heroines... More