The life and times of Cotton Mather

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 479 pages
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A biography of a man who influenced the thought and conduct of Colonial America.

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"In his curiousness, epic reach, and quirkily ingenious individualism he was...the first unmistakably American figure in the nation's history". With his Puritan background, weird name, and early ... Read full review

Contents

COTTONUS MATHERUS
1
MR COTTON MATHER
53
THE REVEREND COTTON MATHER
191
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A specialist in American culture and literature, Silverman received a Pulitzer Prize in biography and a Bancroft Prize in American history, both in 1985, for The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1984). His most recent biography is a psychological portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Critics have consistently noted Silverman's masterful range and his skill at presenting his figures as complex human beings of great depth.

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