Modern Achievement Volume 4

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byEdward Everett Hale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... Irving and Drake and Halleck, Bryant and Poe and Willis. Washington Irving was our first man of letters to acquire a large reputation abroad. So many years of his life were spent in Europe and so strongly was his genius affected by the literary standards of the eighteenth century, and so intimate was the appeal made to his imagination by the history and life of Europe, that the accident of birth weighs but lightly in determining his classification as an American writer. It is not to be expected that a new literature will spring full-grown in a new country. Literature depends upon its background of ideals and traditions and its period of colonial dependence will far outlast the period of political dependence. Irving was not insensible, however, to the literary value of the few traditions that had gathered about New York and the Hudson, and his use of these may be seen in his " Knickerbocker's History of New York " and "The Sketch Book." "Bracebridge Hall," "Tales of a Traveler," "The Alhambra," and "Life of Oliver Goldsmith " will give something of the results of his life abroad. Joseph Rodman Drake and Fitzgreene Halleck made considerable advance on the achievements of Freneau and the Hartford "Pleiads." "The Culprit Fay " and "The American Flag," of the former, and "Marco Bozzaris," "Alnwicke Castle," and "On the Death of Drake," by Halleck, should be read, together with "The Croakers," a series of satirical papers contributed to the "Evening Post" in 1814, the combined work of the two. William Cullen Bryant so far exceeded in amount and in poetic quality the efforts of these earlier poets as to merit the distinction ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... Irving and Drake and Halleck, Bryant and Poe and Willis. Washington Irving was our first man of letters to acquire a large repu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217317391

ISBN - 13:9780217317399

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