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The civilized wilderness : backgrounds to American romantic literature, 1817-1860

Author: Edward Halsey Foster
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [1975]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foster, Edward Halsey.
Civilized wilderness.
New York : Free Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)643683553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Halsey Foster
ISBN: 0029103509 9780029103500
OCLC Number: 1287670
Description: xx, 220 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part One: The wilderness: the importance of the wilderness in romantic American literature --
The greatest traveling nation in the world --
Landscapes, real and imagined --
Part Two: Smiling lawns and tasteful cottages: the importance of rural ideals to American life and literature --
Smiling lawns --
Tasteful cottages --
Idealized domesticity --
Part Three: Social realities: conflicts between rural ideals and urban realities --
Reaction and reform --
The literati at home and abroad: Taylor in New York; Hawthorne in Lenox and Rome.
Responsibility: Edward Halsey Foster.

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