Letters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-century America by J. Hecor St. John De CrèvecoeurLetters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-century America by J. Hecor St. John De Crèvecoeur

Letters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-century America

byJ. Hecor St. John De CrèvecoeurIntroduction byAlbert E. StoneEditorAlbert E Stone

Paperback | December 17, 1981

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America’s physical and cultural landscape is captured in these two classics of American history. Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid prose the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.

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J. Hecor St. John de Crèvecoeur was born in France in 1735 and emigrated to the English colony of New York after the French and Indian War. Suspected by his neighbors of being a monarchy sympathizer during the American Revolution, Crevecoeur was unjustly persecuted, imprisoned, and forced to flee the colonies. His well-received 1781 pu...
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Title:Letters From An American Farmer And Sketches Of Eighteenth-century AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.79 × 5.09 × 1.12 inPublished:December 17, 1981Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140390065

ISBN - 13:9780140390063

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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When they first appeared towards the end of the 18th century, the writings of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur took their place among the earliest classics of American literature. Selling more copies abroad than at home, Crèvecoeur’s writings captured both the romance and reality of the New World — the difficulties of life on the frontier, the tension between loyalists and patriots and the constant thread of Indian raids. Now edited with an introduction by Albert E. Stone, Letters From an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America is a literary delight.