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Letters from an American Farmer

Letters from an American Farmer

by Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
     
 

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Letters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-Century America was published by Jean de Crèvecœur in 1782 but written before the American Revolution. Crèvecœur provided one of the first examples of American literature to Europeans.

Through a series of letters, Crèvecœur illustrates the idealized version

Overview

Letters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-Century America was published by Jean de Crèvecœur in 1782 but written before the American Revolution. Crèvecœur provided one of the first examples of American literature to Europeans.

Through a series of letters, Crèvecœur illustrates the idealized version of a free society, America. While the first letters portray a perfect conception of America, through his secluded farm called Pine Hill, the following letters depict a land damaged and destroyed by society and civilization. One such entity is slavery, which is described throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014687416
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
07/04/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

Meet the Author

Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur (December 31, 1735 – November 12, 1813), naturalized in New York as John Hector St. John, was a French-American writer. He was born in Caen, Normandy, France, to the Comte and Comtesse de Crèvecœur (Count and Countess of Crèvecœur).

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