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The frontier in American literature.

Author: Lucy Lockwood Hazard
Publisher: New York, F. Ungar Pub. Co. [1961]
Series: American classics.
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Genre/Form: Criticism and interpretation
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Hazard, Lucy Lockwood, b. 1890.
Frontier in American literature.
New York, F. Ungar Pub. Co. [1961]
(OCoLC)575757429
Named Person: James Fenimore Cooper; Walt Whitman; Washington Irving; Henry David Thoreau; Bret Harte; Mark Twain; Andrew Carnegie; Robert Herrick; Theodore Dreiser; Frank Norris; Hamlin Garland; Willa Cather
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Lockwood Hazard
OCLC Number: 269437
Description: 308 pages 21 cm.
Contents: I. Puritan frontier --
Chronicles of old New England ; Motives of the Puritan migration ; Character of the Puritan emigrants ; Puritan en voyage ; Finding of the frontier ; Puritan community : attitude toward the Indians ; Theocracy ; Intolerance ; Superstition ; Introspection ; Repressions ; Dissensions ; Individualism ; Distinguishing features of the New England frontier ; Hawthorne : the reluctant Puritan : the timid pioneer --
II. Southern frontier : a study in Romanticism --
Plantation and frontier ; Captain John Smith : Elizabethan imperialist ; Colonel William Byrd of Westover in Virginia, esquire ; Congressman Davy Crockett : the backwoods politician ; Southern frontier in American literature ; Cult of the colonel ; Fad of the primitive ; Escape to Poictesme --
III. Hunter and trapper : heroes of the fur trade --
New types of frontiersmen ; James Fenimore Cooper ; Washington Irving ; John G. Neihardt ; Fate of frontier characters --
IV. Golden age of transcendentalism --
Influence of the frontier on transcendentalism ; Frontier elements in transcendentalism ; Transcendental idealization of frontier traits ; Transcendental recognition of regional pioneering ; Transcendentalists as spiritual pioneers ; Thoreau, the intensive pioneer ; Walt Whitman : the afterglow of the golden age --
V. Frontier of '49 --
Literary frontiers ; Historical fidelity of Western literature ; Bret Harte, melodramatist ; Heart of the West ; Mark Twain : Wild West humorist of the Pacific slope ; Psychic West ; Frontier and local color --
VI. Gilded age of industrial pioneering --
Exploitation of natural resources : the masters of capital ; Andrew Carnegie : triumphant democracy ; Mark Twain : son and satirist of the gilded age ; Robert Herrick : the story of a self-made senator ; Theodore Dreiser : Cowperwood, the creature of chemistry --
VII. Frontier and the nester --
Frontier and farm ; Farm in American literature ; Hector St. John Crevecoeur ; Hamlin Garland ; Frank Norris ; Willa Cather --
VIII. Coming age of spiritual pioneering.
Series Title: American classics.

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