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The Oxford book of American essays

Author: Brander Matthews; Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1914.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of American essays.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1914
(OCoLC)614432665
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brander Matthews; Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 921145
Description: xi, 508 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The ephemera : an emblem of human life ; The whistle ; Dialogue between Franklin and the gout / Benjamin Franklin --
Consolation for the old bachelor / Francis Hopkinson --
John Bull ; The mutability of literature / Washington Irving --
Kean's acting / Richard Henry Dana --
Gifts ; Uses of great men / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Buds and bird-voices / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The philosophy of composition / Edgar Allan Poe --
Bread and the newspaper / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Walking / Henry David Thoreau --
On a certain condescension in foreigners / James Russell Lowell --
Preface to "Leaves of grass" / Walt Whitman --
American ism in literature / Thomas Wentworth Higginson --
Thackeray in America / George William Curtis --
Our march to Washington / Theodore Winthrop --
Calvin (a study of character) / Charles Dudley Warner --
Five American contributions to civilization / Charles William Eliot --
I talk of dreams / William Dean Howells --
An idyl of the honey-bee / John Burroughs --
Cut-off Copples's / Clarence King --
The Théâtre français / Henry James --
Theocritus on Cape Cod / Hamiltom Wright Mabie --
Colonialism in the United States / Henry Cabot Lodge --
New York after Paris / William Crary Brownell --
The tyranny of things / Edward Sandford Martin --
Free trade vs. protection in literature / Samuel McChord Crothers --
Dante and the Bowery / Theodore Roosevelt --
The revolt of the unfit / Nicholas Murray Butler --
On translating the odes of Horace / William Peterfield Trent.
Responsibility: chosen by Brander Matthews.

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