American Literature in the Colonial and National Periods (Classic Reprint)

August 5, 2018|
American Literature in the Colonial and National Periods (Classic Reprint) by Lorenzo Sears

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The division of the subject made in the title seems warranted by the difference between ideas which pre vailed in the first century and three-quarters and those in the remainder of the three centuries, almost, during which english-speaking people have lived and written in this country. In the first period the manner of life and thought was that of British colonists; in the last, that of American citizens. The transition was not immediate in letters, as it was not in politics, but the quarter century during which independence was first devised and declared, and then won and acknowledged, contained a point where the dividing line may be drawn between two diverse literary periods. For convenience, 1783, the date of the Paris treaty, may serve as well as any. Further division has not been deemed essential to the present purpose.

This purpose is to indicate, by mention of leading authors and their works, the growth of letters in Amer ica, from such efforts as the earliest English immigrants were able to make, with the attainments they brought from home, down to achievements by citizens of a nation old enough to have a literature of its own, however much it may be indebted to treasures in other lands.

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Title:American Literature in the Colonial and National Periods (Classic Reprint)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:498 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:498 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.06 inPublished:August 5, 2018Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0365118354

ISBN - 13:9780365118350

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