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The transcendentalists

Author: Barbara L Packer
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barbara L. Packer's long essay "The Transcendentalists" is widely acknowledged by scholars of nineteenth-century American literary history as the best-written, most comprehensive treatment to date of Transcendentalism. Previously existing only as part of a volume in the magisterial Cambridge History of American Literature, it will now be available for the first time in a stand-alone edition. Packer presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara L Packer
ISBN: 9780820329581 0820329584 9780820329574 0820329576
OCLC Number: 76871414
Notes: Originally published as: The Cambridge history of American literature, volume 2, Prose Writing 1820-1865, chapter 2. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994-<2004>
Description: 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Unitarian beginnings --
The assault on Locke --
Carlyle and the beginnings of American transcendentalism --
"Annus mirabilis" --
The establishment and the movement --
Letters and social aims --
The hope of reform --
Diaspora --
The antislavery years.
Responsibility: Barbara L. Packer.
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