Literature in America: An Illustrated History

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The entire span of American literature, in all its variety, from the early seventeenth-century to the late 1980s, is vividly recorded in this authoritative book. Professor Conn summarises the distinctive achievement of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who together make up the fabric of America's literary heritage. Classics such as Thoreau, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison - all are expertly placed in their literary, historical, and cultural context. The scope of the ...

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13A 1989 Hardcover First Edition Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 0521303737. This is a richly illustrated, authoratative account of the entire span of American literature, from ... its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the writing of the 1980s. Almost two hundred illustrations, some of them in color, are interwoven with the text to extend and enrich its scope. Chronological tables and a guide to further reading also enhance the book's value. This specific book is in fine condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in near fine condition with only the slightest bit of cover or edge wear. This is a remarkable book and is in fine condition.; 2.1 x 9.9 x 7.3 Inches; 587 pages. Read more Show Less

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1990 Hardcover Size: 1.8 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches; Hardback with dustjacket-1990-good condition-Conn presents a rather compact, encapsulated literary history that is very much ... historical in intent and achievement. From the first chapter, "The Colonial Experience, " to the last, "Midcentury and Beyond, " the arrangement of this history is chronological. Many of the illustrations are portraits or photographs of authors. Others, though, help to locate the literature in time and place. The book is not loaded with insights, but that is not its intent. Instead, it reads like an introduction and would probably make a very good supplement to a high school or undergraduate American literature survey. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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The entire span of American literature, in all its variety, from the early seventeenth-century to the late 1980s, is vividly recorded in this authoritative book. Professor Conn summarises the distinctive achievement of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who together make up the fabric of America's literary heritage. Classics such as Thoreau, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Norman Mailer and Toni Morrison - all are expertly placed in their literary, historical, and cultural context. The scope of the book is enlarged by helpful chronological tables, an annotated guide to further reading, and above all by abundant illustrations. Its almost 200 half tones and colour plates comprise portraits and photographs of writers, original illustrations from novels, scenes from famous productions of plays, reproductions of manuscripts, paintings, cartoons, and rare printed material - an exceptional range of visual images which enrich and extend the book's discussion.

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Conn presents a rather compact, encapsulated literary history that is very much historical in intent and achievement. From the first chapter, ``The Colonial Experience,'' to the last, ``Midcentury and Beyond,'' the arrangement of this history is chronological. Many of the illustrations are portraits or photographs of authors. Others, though, help to locate the literature in time and place. The book is not loaded with insights, but that is not its intent. Instead, it reads like an introduction and would probably make a very good supplement to a high school or undergraduate American literature survey. Useful for academic and public libraries.-- John Budd, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521303736
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/1989
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.73 (d)

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