From Home and Abroad: American and British Writers in Philadelphia, 1800-1910

From Home and Abroad: American and British Writers in Philadelphia, 1800-1910

by John J. Burke
     
 

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This book is a detailed account of the visits of twenty-one famous writers—four British and seventeen American—who visited Philadelphia. Burke focuses on the literary history of Philadelphia. Contents: Preface; Passing Through; Thomas Moore; Washington Irving; Ralph Waldo Emerson; (Amos) Bronson Alcott; James Fenimore Cooper; Edgar Allan Poe; John

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This book is a detailed account of the visits of twenty-one famous writers—four British and seventeen American—who visited Philadelphia. Burke focuses on the literary history of Philadelphia. Contents: Preface; Passing Through; Thomas Moore; Washington Irving; Ralph Waldo Emerson; (Amos) Bronson Alcott; James Fenimore Cooper; Edgar Allan Poe; John Greenleaf Whittier; Charles Dickens; James Russell Lowell; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; William Makepeace Thackeray; Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain); Henry David Thoreau; Emily Dickinson; Walt Whitman; William Dean Howells; 'scar Wilde; Edith Wharton; Theodore Dreiser; William Carlos Williams; Henry James.

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer
the delight of From Home and Abroad is not its fleeting sociology but its thought-provoking vignettes..
— Dominic V. O'Brien, Ursinus College
Dominic V. O'Brien
the delight of From Home and Abroad is not its fleeting sociology but its thought-provoking vignettes..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819195920
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.42(d)

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John J. Burke is Associate Professor of English at St. Joseph's University.

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