Backgrounds of Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Hamilton Wright Mabie
Published in 1903, this collection of essays focuses on writers and the locales they inhabited which most prominently inspired them. Chapters include "The Lake Country and Wordsworth," "Emerson and Concord," "The Washington Irving Country," "Weimar and Goethe," "The Land of Lorna Doone," "America in Whitman's Poetry," and "The Land of Scott."
Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916) was an American writer, educator, and editor. Among his best-known works are Norse Stories, Retold from the Eddas (1882), Essays in Literary Interpretation (1892), A Child of Nature (1901), In Arcady (1903), and Backgrounds of Literature (1903).