Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of British, American, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 / Edition 1

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This eagerly-anticipated anthology offers canonical and non-canonical texts from American, British, and Canadian Romantic writers.

This long-overdue anthology of Romantic literature meets the growing demand for a coherent and flexible transatlantic Romantic reader. It offers a range of representative materials by the most central, as well as non-canonical, North American and British figures. Thematic groupings and companion readings, strategically integrated throughout the book, work together to provide lively and illuminating views of the major literary, cultural, and political debates of the transatlantic Romantic century. Accessible and engaging introductions and headnotes lead to an even greater appreciation and understanding of the prose and poetry of the transatlantic Romantic era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321217127
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1344
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronological by Author’s Birth Date with Transatlantic Exchanges and Contemporary Responses.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One.

Information to Those Who Would Remove to America.

Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America.

Samson Occom (1723-1792).

S. Occom’s Account of Himself Written Sept. 17, 1768.

Frances Brooke (c.1724-1789) .

from The History of Emily Montague.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

from A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.

from Speech on Conciliation with America.

from Reflections on the Revolution in France.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774).

from The Deserted Village

Contemporary Responses:

Oliver Goldsmith (1794-1861).

from The Rising Village.

Timothy Dwight (1752-1817).

from Greenfield Hill.

Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (1735-1813).

from Letter III: What is an American.

Letter IX: Description of Charles-Town; Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809).

from Common Sense.

from The Rights of Man.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).

from Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence).

from Notes on the State of Virginia.

Transatlantic Exchanges 1: Revolutionary Republicanism.

British Parliament.

from The Townshend Acts.

James Madison (1751-1836).

The Federalist. Number 10.

Isaac Hunt.

The Political Family.

Joel Barlow (1754-1812).

from The Columbiad.

Milcah Martha Moore (1740-1829).

The Female Patriots. Addressed to the Daughters of Liberty in America.

William Godwin (1756-1836).

from Letters of Advice to a Young American.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825).

Epistle to William Wilberforce.

The Rights of Woman.

Eighteen Hundred and Eleven.


The Hill of Science: A Vision.

The Female Choice. A Tale.

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745-1797).

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself.

Philip Morin Freneau (1752-1832).

On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country.

Literary Importation.

The Wild Honey Suckle.

The Indian Burying Ground.

On Mr. Paine’s Rights of Man.

On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature.

On the Uniformity and Perfection of Nature.

On the Religion of Nature.

Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784).

Liberty and Peace.

Thoughts on the Works of Providence.

On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770.

On Being Brought from Africa to America.

On Imagination.

To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works.

To His Excellency General Washington.

To a Lady on Her Coming to North America with Her Son, for the Recovery of Her Health.

A Farewell to America. To Mrs. S. W.

Letter to Rev. Samson Occom.

Transatlantic Exchanges 2: Slavery and Abolition.

Hannah More (1745-1833).

Slavery, A Poem.

Quobna Ottobah Cugoano (1757-c.1801).

from Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery.

David Walker (1785-1830).

from An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World.

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879).

To the Public.

Fanny Kemble (1809-1893).

from Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation.

Benjamin Drew (1812-1903).

from A North Side View of Slavery.

William Blake (1757-1827).

The Echoing Green.

The Little Black Boy.

The Sick Rose.

The Lamb.

The Tyger.

The Chimney Sweeper.

The Chimney Sweeper.



Visions of the Daughters of Albion.

Robert Burns (1759-1796).

Poor Mailie’s Elegy.

To a Mouse.

To a Louse.

Afton Water.

Comin’ Thro’ the Rye (1).

Comin’ Thro’ the Rye (2).

Scots, Wha Hae Wi’ Wallace Bled.

A Red, Red Rose.

Auld Lang Syne.

Contemporary Responses.

Fitz-Greene Halleck.


Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).

from A Vindication of the Rights of Man.

from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

On Poetry and our Relish for the Beauties of Nature.

Susanna Rowson (1762-1824).

from Charlotte, A Tale of Truth.

Joanna Baillie (1762-1851).

Plays on the Passions.


A Mother to Her Waking Infant.

A Child to His Sick Grandfather.


Song: Woo’d and Married and A’.

Transatlantic Exchanges 3: Women’s Rights.

Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820).

On the Equality of the Sexes.

Charlotte Dacre (Charlotte Byrne) (1772-1825).

The Female Philosopher.

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883).

Speech at the American Equal Rights Association, May 9-10, 1867.

Sophia Ripley (1803-1861).


Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902).

Declaration of Sentiments.

Mary Robinson (1768-1800).

from Sappho and Phaon: In a Series of Legitimate Sonnets.

The Negro Girl.

To the Poet Coleridge.

The Poor, Singing Dame.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Goody Blake and Harry Gill.

The Complaint of the Forsaken Indian Woman.

Lines Written in Early Spring.

The Thorn.

Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey.

from Preface to the Lyrical Ballads.

There was a Boy.

Ruth: Or the Influences of Nature.


To Toussaint L’Ouverture.

To Thomas Clarkson.

The world is too much with us.

Composed on Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.

I Grieved for Buonaparte.

She was a Phantom of Delight.

I wandered lonely as a cloud.

My Heart Leaps Up.

Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.

The Solitary Reaper.

Gold and Silver Fishes, in a Vase.


Contemporary Responses: Wordsworth in Britain and America.

Leigh Hunt (1789-1854).

from Feast of the Poets.

Robert Hutchinson Rose.

A Humble Imitation of Some Stanzas, written by W. Wordsworth, in Germany, on One of the Coldest Days of the Century.

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody.

Letter to Wordsworth.

Robert Browning (1812-1889).

The Lost Leader.

William Parsons Atkinson (1820-1890).

Letter to Wordsworth.

Henry Reed (1808-1854).

from The British Poets.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).


Jock of Hazeldean.

The Dreary Change.

Proud Maisie.

Lucy Ashton's Song.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).

Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.

The Dungeon.

Kubla Khan.

The Eolian Harp.

The Foster-Mother’s Tale.

Dejection: An Ode.

from Biographia Literaria.

Contemporary Responses:

Frederic Henry Hedge.


Robert Southey (1774-1843).

from Madoc.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

On Gusto.

On the Love of the Country.

Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

A Canadian Boat Song.

A Ballad. The Lake of the Dismal Swamp.

Ballad Stanzas.

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842).

from Likeness to God.

from Self-Culture.

Transatlantic Exchanges 4: Protestant Revivalism.

John Wesley (1703-1791).

The Almost Christian.

John Marrant (1755–1791).

from A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black, (Now Going to Preach the Gospel in Nova-Scotia) Born in New York, in North-America.

Joseph Priestley (1733-1844).

from An Address to Protestant Dissenters.

Frances Trollope (1780-1863).

from Domestic Manners of the Americans.

Andrews Norton (1783-1860).

from Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity.

Amos Bronson Alcott and Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1799-1888).

from Conversations with Children on the Gospels.

Charles King Newcomb (1820-1894).

from The Two Dolons.

Washington Irving (1783-1859).

Rip Van Winkle.

English Writers on America.

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824).

She Walks in Beauty.


from English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.

from Childe Harolde’s Pilgrimage.

Contemporary Responses:

Fitz-Greene Halleck.


James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851).

from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna.

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867).

from Hope Leslie: or, Early Times in Massachusetts.

Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865).

The Indian’s Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers [PAL284-004, 2pp.].

Science and Religion.

Felicia Hemans.

Grasmere and Rydal Water.

Niagara [PAL284-007, 2pp.].

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).

Mont Blanc [BL: Rom; 3.5pp.].

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty [BL: Rom; 2pp.].


Sonnet: England in 1819.

The Mask of Anarchy [BL: Rom; 11pp.].

Ode to the West Wind [BL: Rom; 2pp.].

To Wordsworth.

from Defence of Poetry.

Contemporary Responses:

Christopher Pearse Cranch.

Death of Shelley.

Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835).

England’s Dead.

Song of Emigration.

Burial of an Emigrant’s Child in the Forest.

The Indian with his Dead Child.

The American Forest Girl.

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878).


To a Waterfowl.

A Forest Hymn.

To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe.

The Prairies.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881).

Signs of the Times.

Transatlantic Exchanges 5: Utopianism and Socialism.

William Cobbett (1763-1835).

from Rural Rides.

Robert Owen (1771-1858).

from The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race.

George Ripley (1802-1880).

Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Orestes Brownson (1803-1876).

from The Laboring Classes.

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894).

from Christ’s Idea of Society.

Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Frederick Engels (1820-1895).

from The Communist Manifesto.

John Keats (1795-1821).

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.

To Autumn.

Eve of St. Agnes.

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Ode to a Nightingale.

To George and Thomas Keats [on “negative capability”] (December 1817).
To Richard Woodhouse [on the “camelion poet”] (27 October 1818).
To George and Georgiana Keats [on “Poetry” vs. “Philosophy”] (Spring 1819).

Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865).

from Sam Slick, The Clockmaker.

Mary Shelley (1797-1851).

The Mortal Immortal.

William Apess (1798-1839).

An Indian’s Looking-Glass for the White Man.

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876).

from Society in America.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).


The American Scholar.

Contemporary Responses:

Sharpe’s London Journal.

Review of Emerson.

Joseph Howe (1804-73).


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).

My Kinsman, Major Molineux [PAL247-001, 15pp.].

The Birthmark.

P’s Correspondence.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

A Psalm of Life.

The Village Blacksmith.

Burial of the Minnisink.

To the Driving Cloud.

The Slave’s Dream.

The Arsenal at Springfield.





John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).

Massachussetts to Virginia.

The Hunters of Men.

The Fishermen.

The Lumbermen.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).

Sonnet--To Science.

The Raven.

Ulalume—a Ballad.

Annabel Lee.


The Fall of the House of Usher.

The Man of the Crowd.

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850).

The Great Lawsuit. Man against Men. Woman against Women.

Things and Thoughts in Europe, XVIII.

from Summer on the Lakes, in 1843.

Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897).

from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).


Sic Vita.

The Inward Morning.


In the busy street, domains of trade.

Any fool can make a rule.

Wait not till slaves pronounce the word.

Ive seen ye, sisters, on the mountain.

I am the little Irish boy.


I have seen some frozenfaced Connecticut.

Resistance to Civil Government.


Transatlantic Exchanges 6: Civilization and Nature.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).

Message of the President.

John Clare (1793-1864).

The Mores.

George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882).

from Man and Nature.

Susanna Moodie (1803-1885).

from Roughing it in the Bush; or, Life in Canada.

Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894).

Otsego Leaves. Birds Then and Now.

Charles Sangster (1822-1893).

from The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.

The Heroic Slave.

Letter to a London Newspaper.

Contemporary Responses.

The London Times.

Letters to the Editor.

Herman Melville (1819-1891).

Bartleby, the Scrivener.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

Song of Myself.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911).

The Slave Mother.

Free Labor.

An Appeal to My Country Women.

Learning to Read.

Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1825-1868).

The Mental Outfit of the New Dominion.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

Her breast is fit for pearls.
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers.
Wild Nights—Wild Nights!
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain.
The Soul selects her own Society—
After great pain, a formal feeling comes—
Much Madness is divinest Sense—
This is my letter to the World I tie my Hat—I crease my Shawl—
I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—
Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night I reckon—when I count at all—
They shut me up in Prose—
“Nature” is what we see—
Publication—is the Auction Because I could not stop for Death—
My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—
Nature—the Gentlest Mother is Color—Caste—Denomination—
A narrow Fellow in the Grass Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—
The Stars are old, that stood for me—
The Bible is an antique Volume—
There came a Wind like a Bugle—

A Sheaf of Poems: Canadian Poets of Confederation.

Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943).

Tantramar Revisited.

The Skater.

from Ave! (An Ode for the Shelley Centenary, 1892).

Bliss Carman (1861-1929).

By the Aurelian Wall.

Low Tide on Grand Pré.

A More Ancient Mariner.

Archibald Lampman (1861-99).

The City at the End of Things.

The Frogs.

The Railway Station.

Winter Uplands.

Voices of Earth.


Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947).

The Onondaga Madonna.

Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon.

Ode for the Keats Centenary.

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