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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 16 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Preface (search)
of his work which he brought to completion, the need for our present undertaking would have been less obvious. Unhappily the next noteworthy historian, Charles F. Richardson, whose American literature 1607-1885 was published in 1886-8, is rather a protest against the work of Tyler than a supplement to it. His leading purpose isice which contains the writers who flourished through the middle years of the nineteenth century-Hawthorne is the latest novelist who receives extended notice. Richardson was not immune from the influence of the Zeitgeist of the eighties. What he does is, in short, to create the idea of what we may call the American Victorian Agpassionate critic. Professor Barrett Wendell in his interesting Literary history of America, published in 9000, presents with even sharper emphasis than Professor Richardson his similar conception of a closed classical period existing through the middle years of the last century. As we view the Americans from the beginning of
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 6: fiction I — Brown, Cooper. (search)
of The Brearley School, Associate in English in Columbia University. The novel in the colonies. influence of Richardson. Mrs. Morton. Mrs. Poster. Mrs. Rowson. Charlotte Temple. Hugh Henry Brackenridge. modern Chivalry. Charles Broc to distinguish good novels from bad. No critical game was more frequently played than that which compared Fielding and Richardson. Fielding got some robust preference, Smollett had his imitators, and Sterne fathered much sensibility, but until Scott had definitely set a new mode for the world, the potent influence in American fiction was Richardson. The amiable ladies who produced most of these early novels commonly held, like Mrs. Rowson, that their knowledge of life had been simply gleaned their own observation, but like other amateurs they saw in nature what art had assured them would be there. Nature and Richardson they found the same. Whatever bias they gave this Richardsonian universe was due to a pervading consciousness of the s
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
Redburn, 321 Redskins, the, 305 Redwood, 310 Reflections on the resistance made to King Charles I, 80 Rehearsal, 114 Religion of nature, 94 Religious Courtship, 115 Remarkable Providences, 54 n. Rent, 212 Representative men, 353 Resources of the United States, the, 293 n. Return from a Cruise, the, 226 Revere, Paul, 123 Reynolds, J. N., 322 n. Rhapsodist, the, 288 Rhapsody on the times, 175 Rich, Richard, 150 Richard Edney, 314 Richard Hurdis, 3 17 Richardson, 285 Richelieu, 49 Rights of the British colonies asserted and proved, the, 126 Rights of the colonies examined, the, 127 Rights of women, the, 288 Ripley, George, 333, 339, 340, 345 Rip Van Winkle, 221, 231, 256, 259 Rising glory of America, 182 Ritter, Karl, 187 River, the, 271 Rivington, James, 182 Roach, Miss, Chevillette, 317 Rob of the bowl, 311 Robbins, Abigail, 192 Robert of Lincoln, 272 Robertson, William, 29, 91, 97 Robespierre, 91 Robin, Abb6,