Romanticism and Transcendentalism: 1800-1860

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 126 pages
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An engaging, full-color illustrated guide to the romantic and transcendentalist era in American literature, this updated volume provides important information on the foundations of romantic thought, romanticism and the new nation, gothic romance and sentimentalism, transcendentalism, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, and romanticism and poetic voice. New to this edition is a section discussing American idealism.

Topics include:

  • The foundations of romantic thought
  • Transcendentalism and nature
  • The literature of social reform movements
  • The emergence of the American poetic voice
  • American idealism
  • And more.


Writers covered include:

  • Emily Dickinson
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Washington Irving
  • Herman Melville
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Walt Whitman
  • And many others.
 

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Contents

Preface
4
2 Romanticism and the New Nation
16
3 Transcendentalism
30
4 The Literature of Romantic Reform
42
5 The Critical Romantics
55
6 Romanticism and Poetic Voice
69
7 The Transcendentalists and the American Indian
83
Timeline
107
Glossary of Terms
112
Biographical Glossary
115
Further Reading
121
Index
123
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