Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Anglo-American Encounters

Anglo-American Encounters
England and the Rise of American Literature

$35.99 (C)

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108522

$ 35.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Between the years 1850 and 1855 there appeared, in rapid succession, five American books now universally recognised as classics: The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Walden and Leaves of Grass. This study seeks to clarify that extraordinary half-decade in the rise of American literature. In successive chapters Professor Lease analyses the British connections of ten American writers, from Washington Irving to Walt Whitman. He considers their struggle for cultural independence through their engagement with, reaction to and gradual acceptance by the established English world of letters. These Anglo-American encounters are a dramatic series of portraits that provide new perspectives for understanding the career, the quest for nationality and the imaginative world of each of these major contributors to the shaping of an American literature.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108522
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Forays:
    1. 'Who reads an American book?'
    2. Washington Irving: uneasy ambassador
    3. Homeward Bound: the two voices of Fenimore Cooper
    4. Yankee Invasion: John Neal's campaign
    5. Poe's England and the divided self
    6. Hawthorne and Our Old Home
    7. Crosscurrents: Melville's England and America
    Part II. Forays and Friendships:
    8. God's ambassador: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Old England
    9. Emerson, Carlyle and 'the two Englands'
    10. A brother's house: Thoreau's resurrection ode
    11. 'Leaves of Grass': England and the outsetting bard.

  • Author

    Benjamin Lease

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×