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Literary Precedents for Kane and Abel

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Literary Precedents

Archer's style and characterizations in both Kane and Abel and the sequel, The Prodigal Daughter are reminiscent of the work of Howard Fast. Abel Rosnovski's rise is similar to that of Dan Lavette in The Immigrant (1977). Both are self-made men who come to America seeking fortune. Like Archer, Fast emphasizes plot rather than characterization.

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Kane and Abel from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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