A History of American Literature .. [NOOK Book]


General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1890
Original Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Subjects: American literature

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A History of American Literature ..

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1890
Original Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Subjects: American literature

History / General

Literary Collections / American / General

Literary Criticism / General

Literary Criticism / American / General

Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER II. VIRGINIA: THE FIRST WRITER. I. -- The arrival in America of the f1rst Americans -- A fortunate blunder -- Satisfaction with their new home. II. -- The sort of men they were -- Their leaders -- Captain John Smith -- His previous career -- His character -- His important relation to early American settlements -- The first writer in American literature. III. -- His fust book -- Its publication in London in 1608 -- A literary synchronism -- American literature and John Milton -- Synopsis of the book -- Notable passages -- The fable of his rescue by Pocahontas -- The place of the book at the head of American literature -- Summary of its literary traits. IV. -- His second American writing -- A bold letter to his London patrons -- His knowledge refusing to be commanded by their ignorance -- The kind of men to make good colonists of -- Early symptoms of American recalcitrance. V. -- His third American work -- Vivid pictures of Virginia -- The climate -- The country -- The productions -- The Indians -- His fine statement of the utility of the Virginian enterprise. VI. -- Captain John Smith's return to England -- His subsequent career -- A baffled explorer -- His pride in the American colonies -- Utilized by the playwrights -- Thomas Fuller's sarcastic account of him -- His champions -- Final estimate. The three little ships ...

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  • BN ID: 2940023879291
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1890 volume

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