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Published: 06 July 2021

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192894557

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Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835-1874

John Evelev

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Studies an archive of largely forgotten mid-nineteenth-century American literature
  • Includes both obscure and canonical work by authors such as Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Poe
  • Shows how literature interacted with tourism, urban and suburban planning, domestic architecture, and broad social reformist measures in the period