A History of American Literature Since 1870

A History of American Literature Since 1870

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"[...]taken at his own valuation by the others. When the new democratic, after-the-war America, in the person of Mark Twain, came into the circle and in the true Western style made free with sacred personalities, he was received with frozen silence. The school, on the whole, stood aloof from the civil and religious activities of its period. With the exception of Whittier, who was not a Brahmin, the larger figures of the era took interest in the great issues of their generation only when these issues had been forced into the field of their emotions. They were bookish men, and they were prone to look not into their hearts or into the heart of their epoch, but into their libraries. In 1856, when America was[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 640g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508506
  • 9781507508503