Studies In Classic American Literature by D. H. Lawrence

Studies In Classic American Literature

byD. H. Lawrence

Paperback | December 1, 1990

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Lawrence asserted that 'the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it'. In these highly individual, penetrating essays he has exposed 'the American whole soul' within some of that continent's major works of literature. In seeking to establish the status of writings by such authors as Poe, Melville, Fenimore Cooper and Whitman, Lawrence himself has created a classic work. Studies in Classic American Literature is valuable not only for the light it sheds on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American consciousness, telling 'the truth of the day', but also as a prime example of Lawrence's learning, passion and integrity of judgement.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works, Sons and Lovers appeared in 1913, The Rainbow in 1915, Women In Love in 1920, and many others.
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Title:Studies In Classic American LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:December 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140183779

ISBN - 13:9780140183771

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Table of Contents

1. The Spirit of Place
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
4. Fenimore Cooper's White Novels
5. Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Novels
6. Edgar Allan Poe
7. Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter
8. Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance
9. Dana's Two Years Before the Mast
10. Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo
11. Herman Melville's Moby Dick
12. Whitman

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D. H. Lawrence delves into the soul of America’s greatest works of literature in these unique, insightful essays. Studies in Classic American Literature seeks to establish the status of writings by authors such as Poe, Melville and Whitman, and in doing so becomes itself a classic work. This book is an invaluable exploration of 18th and 19th century consciousness, telling the truth of the time, yet it is also an illuminating example of Lawrence’s own passion, erudition, wisdom and discrimination.