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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 9 1 Browse Search
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what takes its place is individual manhood, irrespective of social position. The heroes who successively conquered Europe in the hands of American authors were of low estate,—a backwoodsman, a pilot, a negro slave, a lamplighter; to which gallery Bret Harte added the gambler, and the authors of Democracy and the Bread-Winners flung in the politician. In all these figures social distinctions disappear: a man's a man for a‘ that. And so of our later writers, Miss Wilkins in New England, Miss Murfree in Tennessee, Mr. Cable in Louisiana, Mr. Howe in Kansas, Dr. Eggleston in Indiana, Julien Gordon in New York, all represent the same impulse; all recognize that all men are created equal in Jefferson's sense, because all recognize the essential and inalienable value of the individual man. It would be, of course, absurd to claim that America represents the whole of this tendency, for the tendency is a part of that wave of democratic feeling which is overflowing the world. But Dickens
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, VI (search)
me is now almost forgotten at home. It is impossible to say what law enters into such successes as this last; but one of the most obvious demands made by all foreign contemporary judgment is, that an American book should supply to a jaded public the element of the unexpected. Europe demands from America not so much a new thought and purpose, as some new dramatis personoe; that an author should exhibit a wholly untried type,—an Indian, as Cooper; a negro, as Mrs. Stowe; a mountaineer, as Miss Murfree; a California gambler, as Bret Harte; a rough or roustabout, as Whitman. There are commonly two ways to eminent social success for an American in foreign society,—to be more European than Europeans themselves, or else to surpass all other Americans in some amusing peculiarity which foreigners suppose to be American. It is much the same in literature. Lady Morgan, describing the high society of Dublin in her day, speaks of one man as a great favorite who always entered every drawing-
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, Index (search)
turin, C. R., 51. McCosh, James, 111. Menzel, C. A., 90. Metropolis, a literary, 77. Millais, .,. E., 53. Miller, Joaquin, 20. Millet, J. F., 53. Miles, see Houghton. Mohammed, 109, 223. Mohammed and Bonaparte, 109. Moliere, J. B. P. de, 92, 186, 229. Montagu, Elizabeth, 52. Moore, Thomas, 178, 179. Morgan, Lady, 59. Morley, John, 167. Morris, William, 68. Motley, J. L., 2, 6, 7, 36, 59, 60, 221. Motley, Preble, 222. Mozart, W. A., 188. Miller, Max, 171. Murfree, Mary N., 11, 58. N. Newton, Sir, Isaac, 125. Newton, Stuart, 49. New World and New Book, the, 1. Nichol, John, 61. Niebuhr, B. G., 4. Novalis, see Hardenberg. Norton, C. E., 179, 180, 208. O. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 9, 27, 90, 96, 155, 176. Ossian, 52. Osten-Sacken, Baron, 173. Oxenstiern, Chancellor, 89. P. Palmer, G. H., 148. Paris, limitations of, 82. Paris, the world's capital, 77. Parker, Theodore, 42, 62, 115,155. Parkman, Francis, 60, 61. Part