A History of American Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A History of American Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William B. Cairns

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A History of American Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by William B. Cairns


Beginning with the first prose of the Virginia settlers—who were writing at the same time as Shakespeare—this sweeping 1912 study traces the development of American literature from the colonial period and the revolution, through the nineteenth century. Cairns focuses on the influence of the abolitionists and transcendentalists, as well as that of the Southern, Western, New York, and Pennsylvania schools.

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ISBN-13: 9781411455504
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 516
Sales rank: 1,178,058
File size: 483 KB

About the Author


William B. Cairns (1867-1932) was assistant professor of American literature at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, which now houses a collection of women’s literature endowed by his estate. He wrote On the Development of American Literature from 1815 to 1833 (1898) and British Criticisms of American Writings, 1815-1833 (1922), and edited Selections from Early American Writers, 1607-1800.

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