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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.) 6 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.), Chapter 7: fiction II--contemporaries of Cooper. (search)
ty, state, and national affairs. South of the Potomac there were relatively few novelists during Cooper's lifetime. The great tradition of Virginia was sustained by her orators and scholars rather than by her writers of fiction, but Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851) was both scholar and novelist. His George Balcombe (1836) Poe thought the best novel by an American; his Partisan leader (1836), primarily famous because it prophesied disunion, is clearly a notable though little known work. No other American of the time wrote with such classical restraint and pride as Tucker. No book, of any time, surpasses The partisan leader for intense, conscious Virginianism. Mention should be made of Dr. William Alexander Caruthers (1800-46), perhaps less for his genial novels, The Cavaliers of Virginia (1835) and The Knights of the Horse-Shoe (1845), than for his widely-known sketch Climbing the natural Bridge. First published in The Knickerbocker Magazine, July, 1838. The lower state
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)
homas, 148 Treatise concerning religious affections, 64, 66, 73 Trenchard, John, 118 n. Trent, W. P., 224 n., 280 n. Tristram Shandy, 236 Triumph at Plattsburg, the, 222, 226 Triumph of Infidelity, 165 Trollope, Mrs., 207, 241 True relation, a (Smith), 16, 19 True relation of the Flourishing state of Pennsylvania, 151 True travels, the (Smith), 17, 18 Trumbull, Benjamin, 292 Trumbull, John, 139, 164, 171-173, 174, 233 Tucker, George, 320, 320 n. Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, 312 Tuckerman, Henry Theodore, 243, 244 Tudor, William, 240 Turell, Jane, 158, 159, 161 Turgot, 91, 106, 147 Twenty considerations against sin, 112 Twenty-six years of the life of an Actor-manager, 221 n. Two Admirals, the, 302 Two years before the mast, 321 Tyler, Pres., John, 250 Tyler, M. C., 135 n. Tyler, Royall, 180, 218-219, 227, 234, 235, 236, 287 Typee, 320, 321 U Uncle Tom's Cabin, 227, 227 n., 307 Under a Mask, 223 Under the