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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 46 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 4: the New York period (search)
type. He struck out paths for himself; thus Sir Walter Scott, for instance, in his paper on Supernatural and fictitious composition, praised Irving's sketch of The bold Dragoon as the only instance of the fantastic then to be found in the English language. Irving did not create the legends of the Hudson, for as Mrs. Josiah Quincy tells us, writing when Irving was a little boy, the captains on the Hudson had even then a tradition for every hillside; but he immortalized them. Longfellow, Hawthorne, and even Poe, in their short stories, often showed glimpses of his influence, and we see in the Dingley Dell scenes in The Pickwick papers how much Dickens owed to them. The style is a little too deliberate and measured for these days, but perhaps it never wholly loses its charm. The fact that its character varies little whether his theme be derived from America, or England, or Spain, shows how genuine it is. To this day the American finds himself at home in the Alhambra, from his early
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 5: the New England period — Preliminary (search)
to historical writing, that very little work of that kind can, from the nature of things, be immortal. Just as the most solid building of marble or granite crumbles, while the invisible and wandering air around it remains unchanged for ages, so a narrative of great events is likely to last only until it is superseded by other narrative, while the creations of pure imagination, simply because they are built of air, can never be superseded. The intuitions of Emerson, the dream-children of Hawthorne and of Poe, remain untouched. Systems of philosophy may change and supersede one another, while that which is above all system has a life of its own. The most valuable part of historic work, as such, moreover, consists not in the style, but in the substance. It is the result of research. The books that sell and are quoted are those of the popularizer, those, for instance, of the late John Fiske, which no historical student would for a moment think of placing beside those of the late Mr
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 6: the Cambridge group (search)
in Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807. Through the Wadsworths and the Bartletts, the poet could trace his descent to at least four of the Mayflower pilgrims, including Elder Brewster and Captain John Alden. His boyhood showed nothing of the unruliness which people commonly associate with the idea of genius; indeed, the quiet sanity of his whole career was a refutation of that idle theory. He was a painstaking student, and made a very creditable record at Bowdoin College, where he had Nathaniel Hawthorne for a classmate. Before his graduation, in 1825, he had quite made up his mind as. to what he wanted to do in life: it must be literature or nothing; and this not merely from a preference for the pursuit, but from an ambition, willingly acknowledged, to make a name as a writer. He had no dream, however, of taking the world by storm. There seemed at first, indeed, to be little prospect of his making any direct step toward fitting himself for literature. There had been some questi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 7: the Concord group (search)
thy, yet he probably never quite appreciated Hawthorne, and certainly discouraged young people fromhampion in one of Hawthorne's tales. Nathaniel Hawthorne. But Alcott now bids fair to be remeindeed was, then and always. When I passed, Hawthorne lifted upon me his great gray eyes, with a lal frame. But the self-contained purpose of Hawthorne, the large resources, the waiting power,--thry, from these characteristics. Again I met Hawthorne at one of the sessions of a short-lived litereer dates back is that border land of which Hawthorne was so fond, between the colonial and the mos long been recognized as almost peculiar to Hawthorne among writers, and yet he shares it with the author of Peter Rugg, a book written while Hawthorne was a boy in college. For all these merits Hawthorne paid one high and inexorable penalty,--the utter absence of all immediate or dazzling suWhen Poe, about 1846, wrote patronizingly of Hawthorne, he added, It was never the fashion, until l[11 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 8: the Southern influence---Whitman (search)
native prose-writing is as unquestionable as Hawthorne's. He even succeeded, as Hawthorne did not, Hawthorne did not, in penetrating the artistic indifference of the French mind; and it was a substantial triumph, whetive of Arthur Gordon Pymr. Neither Poe nor Hawthorne has been fully recognized in England; and yeamed with theirs. But in comparing Poe with Hawthorne, we see that the genius of the latter has haophic form he is often most trivial, whereas Hawthorne is usually profoundest when he has disarmed ial those great intellectual resources which Hawthorne reverently husbanded and used. That there ises. Poe complimented and rather patronized Hawthorne, but found him only peculiar and not originaand finally, he tried to make it appear that Hawthorne had borrowed from himself. He returned agaiy with Longfellow, thus condescendingly with Hawthorne, he was claiming a foremost rank among AmeriAmerican authors, Poe probably stood next to Hawthorne in the vividness of personal impression whic
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 9: the Western influence (search)
m the West to delight our young people at the East were. Audubon, the ornithologist, who had a way of interspersing between his bird sketches certain intermediate chapters called Episodes, usually personal narratives in the woods, beginning in 1831--and Timothy Flint, who wrote Ten years in the Valley of the Mississippi (1826), and also who wrote from Cincinnati to the London Athenaeum and had his books translated into French. These books, with those of Peter Parley (sometimes written by Hawthorne), gave a most vivid charm to the Western wilds and rivers. In The pioneers Cooper made us already conscious citizens of a great nation, and took our imagination as far as the Mississippi. Lewis and Clark carried us beyond the Mississippi (1814). About 1835 Oregon expeditions were forming, and I remember when boys in New England used to peep through barn doors to admire the great wagons in which the emigrants were to travel. Then came Mrs. Kirkland's A New home, Who'll follow? (1839)
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
much of the material of art in its sturdiness, its enthusiasm, and its truthfulness. To deny this is to see in art only something frivolous and insincere. Major John Hathorne put his offenders on trial and convicted and hanged them all. Nathaniel Hawthorne held his more spiritual tribunal two centuries later, and his keener scrutiny found some ground of vindication for each one. The fidelity, the thoroughness, the conscientious purpose, were the same in each. Each sought to rest his work, as all art must in the end rest, upon the absolute truth. The writer kept, no doubt, something of the sombreness of the magistrate; each nevertheless suffered in the woes he studied; and as Nathaniel Hawthorne had a knot of pain in his forehead all winter while meditating the doom of Arthur Dimmesdale, so may the other have borne upon his brow the trace of Martha Corey's grief. A real obstacle. No, it does not seem that the obstacle to a new birth of literature and art in America lies i
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
inez woods (1883); On the frontier (1884); By Shore and Sedge (1885) ; Maruja, a novel (1885); Snow-Bound at eagle's (1886); A Millionnaire of rough and ready (1887) ; The Queen of the Pirate Isle, for children (1887) ; The Argonauts of North liberty (1888); A Phyllis of the Sierras (1888) ; Cressy (1889) ; the Heritage of Dedlow Marsh (1889); A Waif of the Plains (1890); and a second series of Condensed novels (1902). He died at Red House, Camberley, in Surrey, Eng., May 6, 1902. Hawthorne, Nathaniel Born in Salem, Mass., July 4, 1804, of Puritan stock. He was of an imaginative and sensitive temperament, and after graduating from Bowdoin College in 1825, spent twelve years in Salem in retirement, reading and writing continually. His first novel, Fanshawe, appeared anonymously in 1826; then he became editor of the American magazine of useful and Entertaining knowledge, and contributed stories to the Token, the New England magazine, the Knickerbocker, and the Democratic Review.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, chapter 13 (search)
e authorized publishers of the works of Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau. The standard edition in each case is the Riversideof Carlyle and Emerson, 2 vols., Osgood & Co., 1883. Henry James's Life of Hawthorne, in English men of letters series, 1880. C. E. Woodberry's Hawthorne, in AHawthorne, in American men of letters series, 1902. F. B. Sanborn's Thoreau, in American men of letters series, 1882. F. B. Sanborn and W. T. Harris's Life and philosophy of 1836. Holmes's Poems. 1837. Prescott's Ferdinand and Isa-bella. 1838. Hawthorne's Fanshawe. 1839. Longfellow's Voices of the night. 1840. Cooper's The istory of Spanish literature. 1849. Whittier's Voices of freedom. 1850. Hawthorne's Scarlet letter. 1850. Webster's Seventh of March Speech. 1851. Mrs. Stable. 1858. Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 1859. John Brown's Raid. 1860. Hawthorne's Marble Faun. 1860. Stedman's Poems, lyric and Idyllic. 1861. Lincoln
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
wits, 38. Harvard College, 125, 140, 147, 202. Hathorne, John, 267. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 90, 118, 139, 177, 182-191, 207. Hay, John, 264. Hayne, Paul Hamilton Hooper, Mrs., 264. Hopkinson, Francis, 54, 55. House of the seven Gables, Hawthorne's, 185. Howe, Mrs., Julia Ward, 264. Howells, W. D., 3, 236, 248-252. Huelled Roads, Garland's, 254. Malvern Hill, Battle of, 217. Marble Faun, Hawthorne's, 185. Marennes, Billaud de, 82. Marie Antoinette, 80. Mark Twain, 2w, 70. Morris, G. P., 105. Morris, William, 220. Mosses from an old Manse, Hawthorne's, 185. Mother Goose, 220, 224. Motley, John Lothrop, 87, 91, 118, 156.. Sartor Resartus, Carlyle's, 261. Saturday Review, 268. Scarlet letter, Hawthorne's, 185. Scots wha hae wia Wallace bled, Burns's, 18. Scott, Sir, Walter41. Tupper, M. F., 228. Twain, Mark, 236, 245, 246, 247. Twice-told tales, Hawthorne's, 184, 190. Tyler, Moses Coit, 14, 38, 57. Uncle Tom's cabin, Mrs. Stowe