American literature from 1600 through the 1850s
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Fiercely nationalistic in their espousal of independence and, later, their critique of democracy's shortcomings and faith in their newfound nation's potential, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. As it evolved from political to literary in nature, American writing increasingly began to distinguish itself on the world stage. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.
ContentsEarly American literature - The 18th century - Early 19th century literature - The American Renaissance.
|Series||Britannica guide to world literature.|
-- 17th century
-- History and criticism.
American literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 17th century -- Bio-bibliography.
American literature -- 18th century -- Bio-bibliography.
American literature -- 19th century -- Bio-bibliography.
Authors, American -- 17th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 18th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services,2011
236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index.
|ISBN||9781615301249 (library binding)
1615301240 (library binding)