- Library Bound Book
- © Year
- Reading Level:
- Grade 10
- Interest Level:
- Grades 9 – 12
- At Level Resource
- 240 pp.
- 6" x 9"
- Black-and-White Photographs, Glossary, Index, Bibliography, Sidebars
American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s New!
Fiercely nationalistic in their espousal of independence and, later, their critique of democracy's shortcomings and faith in their newfound nation's potential, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. As it evolved from political to literary in nature, American writing increasingly began to distinguish itself on the world stage. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.
ReviewsSeries Review: The Britannica Guide to World Literature
"This informative series will be of use to those engaged in in-depth literature studies and students in high school English and AP literature courses...Detailed bibliographies make resources for further reading or research easily accessible from multiple starting points, which will be helpful to students...a series that is a worthy addition to any high school or academic library."
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