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

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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; Oscar Wilde; Edith Wharton; Theodore Dreiser; William Carlos Williams; Henry James.

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

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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..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819195920
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/21/1995
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Passing Through 7
Thomas Moore 17
Washington Irving 19
Ralph Waldo Emerson 23
(Amos) Bronson Alcott 27
James Fenimore Cooper 33
Edgar Allan Poe 39
John Greenleaf Whittier 43
Charles Dickens 47
James Russell Lowell 51
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 53
William Makepeace Thackeray 55
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) 59
Henry David Thoreau 63
Emily Dickinson 67
Walt Whitman 69
William Dean Howells 77
Oscar Wilde 81
Edith Wharton 85
Theodore Dreiser 87
William Carlos Williams 95
Henry James 99
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