The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

by Sacvan Bercovitch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521585716

ISBN-13: 9780521585712

Pub. Date: 04/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of interests that characterize contemporary literary studies. Volume 1 covers the colonial and early national periods,

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The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of interests that characterize contemporary literary studies. Volume 1 covers the colonial and early national periods, discussing authors ranging from Renaissance explorers to the poets and novelists of the new republic. It should prove an indispensable guide for scholars and students in the fields of English and American literatures and American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585712
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge History of American Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
846
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The literature of colonisation Myra Jehlen; 2. New England puritan literature Emory Elliott; 3. British-American belles lettres David S. Shields; 4. The American enlightenment 1750–1820 Robert A. Ferguson; 5. The literature of the revolutionary and early national periods Michael T. Gilmore; Chronology; Bibliography; Index.

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