A Student's History of American Literature


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(3.8 stars; 5 reviews)

Engaging history of American Lit from the 1600's up through the late 1890's. The author, who was a professor at Knox College, really put a lot into this, combining national history with his love for literature. - Summary by BellonaTimes (12 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:44 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 1. Early Colonial Literature. 1607-1700. Pt. 1.The English in Virginia 18:20 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 1, Pt 2. Pilgrims and Puritans in New England 22:04 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 1, Pt 3. The New England Clergy 24:47 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 1, Pt 4. Puritan Poetry in New England 20:10 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 2. The Eighteenth Century. Pt 1. The First Half of the Century 19:30 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 2, Pt 2. Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1790 27:36 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 2, Pt 3. The Second Half of the Century 14:02 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 2, Pt 4. Poetry of the Revolution 20:35 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 2, Pt 5. The Close of the Century 26:04 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 3. The Beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Pt 1. The New Literature: The Kn… 21:42 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 3, Pt 2. Washington Irving: 1783-1859 34:13 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 3, Pt 3. James Fenimore Cooper: 1789-1851 20:30 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 3, Pt 4. William Cullen Bryant: 1794-1878 38:28 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 4. Philosophy and Romance. Pt 1. The Literary Development of New England 18:36 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 4, Pt 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson: 1803-1882 43:27 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 4, Pt 3. Henry D. Thoreau: 1817-1862 12:44 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 4, Pt 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne: 1804-1864 35:24 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 4, Pt 5. Edgar Allan Poe: 1809-1849 32:59 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 5. The New England Poets. Pt 1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 1807-1882 34:04 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 5, Pt 2. John Greenleaf Whittier: 1807-1892 37:48 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 5, Pt 3. James Russell Lowell: 1819-1891 32:20 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 5, Pt 4. Oliver Wendell Holmes: 1809-1894 21:04 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 6. General Literary Development. Pt 1. The Historians 18:14 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 6, Pt 2. Orators and Statesmen 6:45 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 6, Pt 3. Writers of Pennsylvania and New York 28:02 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 6, Pt 4. Novelists and Humorists 18:22 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 6, Pt 5. Poetry, South and North 36:33 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 7. Recent Years. Pt 1. Scholars and Essayists 9:02 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 7, Pt 2. Poets of this Generation 15:14 Read by Bellona Times
Ch 7, Pt 3. Contemporary Fiction 47:33 Read by Bellona Times

Reviews

Too big to swallow as a whole.


(4.5 stars)

This historical reminiscence is biographical in nature, delving into the works and lives well over 100 literary figures who have defined American Literature.  Over the course of nearly three centuries, these leaders have shaped and molded the literary fields of Theology, Poetry, Fiction, Romance and Idealism.  This composition is chronologically ordered and cyclically organized, wherein each section begins with distinct opinions, followed by lists of works along with their corresponding dates of publication, wrapping back around with a thoroughly descriptive analysis of the person or topic at hand.  Admittedly, while listening to this composition, the staccato of ideas often lost my attention.  However, there are two sections in this book which held me encapsulated with interest. The first section which I highly recommend which details the life and works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, which is shines a heart-warming light onto the character and drive of this man.  The final section which I can recommend to the ...