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American Literature Volume 1: The 17th and 18th Centuries
American Literature Volume 1 The 17th and 18th Centuries Author:Carl Bode, Leon Howard, Louis B. Wright The American Literature Series presents both a comprehensive collection of the major achievements of the most significant American writers and critical analyses of the contributions of these works to the development of American literature as a whole. — The 17th and 18th Centuries, Volume 1 of the Series, includes the letters, journals, histories ... more »and sermons of the early settlements and the Colonial Period, the poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor and Francis Hopkinson, selections from the writings of Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin, the social essays, pamphlets and verse of the Revolutionary Period and its aftermath, the romantic poetry of Philip Freneau and William Cullen Bryant, and the early fiction of Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper, as well as representative selections from the works of many minor writers who have contributed significantly to America's diverse literary heritage.
Biographical information and up to date bibliographies are provided for each author.« less