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The poets and poetry of America : with an historical introduction

Author: Rufus W Griswold; George Hewitt Cushman
Publisher: Philadelphia : Carey and Hart, Chesnut Street, 1842.
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One of the most important American poetry anthologies of the nineteenth century, including the works of nearly every major and minor poet of the day, selected by Edgar Allan Poe's future literary executor, and rarely encountered in the correct first printing. Poets included are Longfellow, Lowell, Whittier, Holmes, Bryant, Emerson, Jones Very, William Gilmore Simms, Christopher P. Cranch, Richard Henry Dana, and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American poetry
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Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857.
Poets and poetry of America.
Philadelphia : Carey and Hart, 1842
(OCoLC)775569278
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rufus W Griswold; George Hewitt Cushman
OCLC Number: 682174
Notes: Added title page, engraved: The poets and poetry of America / by Rufus Willmot [sic] Griswold. Engraving signed: G.H. Cushman.
Description: xxiv, 468 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : portraits ; 26 cm
Responsibility: by Rufus W. Griswold.

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One of the most important American poetry anthologies of the nineteenth century, including the works of nearly every major and minor poet of the day, selected by Edgar Allan Poe's future literary executor, and rarely encountered in the correct first printing. Poets included are Longfellow, Lowell, Whittier, Holmes, Bryant, Emerson, Jones Very, William Gilmore Simms, Christopher P. Cranch, Richard Henry Dana, and an impressive selection of female poets now mostly forgotten: Sigourney, Gould, Brooks, Mrs. Seba Smith, Hall, Embury, Ellett, Dinnies, Welby, Hooper, Davidson.

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