Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

by Constance Rourke, James MacDonald
     
 

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Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman’s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.  See more details below

Overview

Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman’s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Rourke’s style is a delight. . . . The vividness of her descriptions and the beauty of her prose . . . cannot help but increase [the reader’s] literary appreciation and feeling for the way a fine story should be told."—New York Times
Nation
"An exceedingly sophisticated book."—Nation
New Republic
"A lively and well-balanced narrative throughout."—New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803289673
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Constance Rourke (1885–1941) was an American cultural historian and is also known for her classic American Humor. Michael A. Lofaro is a professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Tennessee. His numerous works include an edition of Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786–1986.

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