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Masterpieces of American romantic literature

Author: Melissa McFarland Pennell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces
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The Romantic movement led to some of the greatest works of 19th-century American literature. Written expressly for students, this book offers succinct introductions to 10 of the most important works of American Romanticism, many of which reflect the social, political, and historical concerns of the era. Each chapter provides biographical information, a review of the author's critical reception, and a discussion of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa McFarland Pennell
ISBN: 0313331413 9780313331411
OCLC Number: 64442914
Description: x, 202 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: James Fenimore Cooper, The last of the Mohicans (1826) --
Ralph Waldo Emerson, selected essays --
Edgar Allan Poe, "The raven" and selected stories --
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline (1847) --
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The scarlet letter (1850) --
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) --
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's cabin (1852) --
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or, Life in the woods (1854) --
Walt Whitman, "Song of myself" (1855) --
Emily Dickinson, selected poems.
Series Title: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces
Responsibility: Melissa McFarland Pennell.
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Aimed at school students, this book introduces the works of American Romanticism. It begins with an introductory essay on the Romantic movement, which is followed by chapters on individual works or  Read more...

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"Pennell provides critical introductions to works identified as masterpieces in the tradition of American Romanticism. Coverage includes (for example) the novels Moby-Dick (Melville) and Uncle ToM's Read more...

 
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This book provides a wonderful introduction to American literature in the period from 1820 to 1865. Each of the ten chapters focuses on an important writer of that period, and includes: biographical and historical background, philosophical and psychological considerations, and thoughtful...
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