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The American Spirit in Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The American Spirit in Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Bliss Perry
 

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This 1918 critical history identifies writers whose works capture the spirit of a pioneer nation, and explores how they define the new state. Perry’s subjects include Walt Whitman, James Fennimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and Henry James.

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This 1918 critical history identifies writers whose works capture the spirit of a pioneer nation, and explores how they define the new state. Perry’s subjects include Walt Whitman, James Fennimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and Henry James.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411457744
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
252 KB

Meet the Author


Bliss Perry (1860–1954) was an American writer, editor, and scholar. A professor at Williams College and Princeton, he also lectured at Harvard and the University of Paris. He spent ten years as the editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Prolific, he wrote scholarly biographies as well as novels, short fiction, essays, and an autobiography. Among his works are A Study of Poetry and Fishing with a Worm.

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