Civilization in the United States (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): First and Last Impressions of America

Civilization in the United States (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): First and Last Impressions of America

by Matthew Arnold
     
 

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Arnold toured America, the land where his daughter had married and settled, twice before publishing this 1888 controversial work. It sets forth Arnold's often harsh criticisms of American civilization—or, rather, the lack thereof, for he makes no secret of finding the cultural climate of the United States backward or even primitive.

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Arnold toured America, the land where his daughter had married and settled, twice before publishing this 1888 controversial work. It sets forth Arnold's often harsh criticisms of American civilization—or, rather, the lack thereof, for he makes no secret of finding the cultural climate of the United States backward or even primitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411445604
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
198 KB

Meet the Author


Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) wrote “Dover Beach” (1867), one of the best-known poems in the English language. A prominent Victorian man of letters, he was appointed professor of poetry at Oxford. His writings on contemporary society, culture, and religion were instrumental in establishing criticism as an art form.

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