A short history of America"s literature

with selections from colonial and revolutionary writers
  • 255 Pages
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Houghton, Mifflin and Company , Boston
American literature -- History and criticism, American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775, American literature -- Revolution, 1775
Statementby Eva March Tappan.
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LC ClassificationsPS92 .T3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 255 p. :
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Open LibraryOL18503951M
LC Control Number07031175

Originally published inthis book presents a historical guide to American literature, from the colonial era through to the late nineteenth century. The text is broad in scope, incorporating studies of philosophical, historical and political writers, alongside detailed accounts of key literary figures such as Poe and : William Peterfield Trent.

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Excerpt from A short history of Americas literature book Short History of American Literature Throughout the book the literature has been pre sented in its relation to general conditions in America and to the literatures of England and the Continent Of Europe, for only so can it be completely understood and its full significance perceived but the personality of the authors and the intrinsic qualities of their work have, it is hoped Author: Walter Cochrane Bronson.

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While paying attention to the full range of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction that has been incorporated into the mainstream literary canon, it also looks at other forms, including oral literature, folktales.

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