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Sentiment & celebrity : Nathaniel Parker Willis and the trials of literary fame

Author: Thomas Nelson Baker
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume tells the story of a man the "New York Times" once called "the most talked-about author in America." A widely admired, if controversial, master of the sentimental appeal, poet and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Nathaniel Parker Willis; Nathaniel Parker Willis; Nathaniel Parker Willis; Nathaniel Parker Willis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Nelson Baker
ISBN: 0195120736 9780195120738
OCLC Number: 38430898
Description: xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Celebrity Comes of Age --
Beauty's Apostle --
American Pelham --
The Spy Who Came to Dinner --
The Coming Aristocracy --
Affairs of Honor --
Trials of Celebrity --
Outrageous Fictions --
Echoes.
Other Titles: Sentiment and celebrity
Responsibility: Thomas N. Baker.
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Although chiefly known today for his ties to Fanny Fern and Harriet Jacobs, N. P. Willis is a fascinating figure in his own right, and this book goes a long way toward explaining his significance. Read more...

 
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