Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism Essay
Consider both Hamlin Garland’s “The Return of a Private” and Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” as works of regionalist fiction. In your response, first define regionalist fiction as it applies to this unit, then compare and contrast these stories as examples of regionalism. How are they similar? How are they different? Be sure to include specific details and examples from both stories in your response.
Below are files of the two stories above with page numbers. The stories are from our book Journeys in Literature: American Traditions, Volume C.