The Oxford Book of American Essays by W. C. Brownell et al.

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Contributor Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928
Contributor Burroughs, John, 1837-1921
Contributor Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
Contributor Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927
Contributor Curtis, George William, 1824-1892
Contributor Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882
Contributor Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
Contributor Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
Contributor Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Contributor Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Contributor Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
Contributor Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Contributor Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Contributor Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Contributor James, Henry, 1843-1916
Contributor King, Clarence, 1842-1901
Contributor Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Contributor Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
Contributor Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916
Contributor Martin, Edward Sandford, 1856-1939
Contributor Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Contributor Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Contributor Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
Contributor Trent, William P. (William Peterfield), 1862-1939
Contributor Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900
Contributor Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Contributor Winthrop, Theodore, 1828-1861
Editor Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929
Title The Oxford Book of American Essays
Contents Introduction -- The ephemera: an emblem of human life / Benjamin Franklin -- The whistle / Benjamin Franklin -- Dialogue between Franklin and the gout / Benjamin Franklin -- Consolation for the old bachelor / Francis Hopkinson -- John Bull / Washington Irving -- The mutability of literature / Washington Irving -- Kean's acting / Richard Henry Dana -- Gifts / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Uses of great men / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Buds and bird-voices / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The philosophy of composition / Edgar Allan Poe -- Bread and the newspaper / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- Walking / Henry David Thoreau -- On a certain condescension in foreigners / James Russell Lowell -- Preface to "Leaves of Grass" / Walt Whitman -- Americanism in literature / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- Thackeray in America / George William Curtis -- Our march to Washington / Theodore Winthrop -- Calvin / Charles Dudley Warner -- Five American contributions to civilization / Charles William Eliot -- I talk of dreams / William Dean Howells -- An idyl of the honey-bee / John Burroughs -- Cut-off Copples's / Clarence King -- The Théâtre Français / Henry James -- Theocritus on Cape Cod / Hamilton Wright Mabie -- Colonialism in the United States / Henry Cabot Lodge -- New York after Paris / William Crary Brownell -- The tyranny of things / Edward Sandford Martin -- Free trade vs. protection in literature / Samuel McChord Crothers -- Dante and the Bowery / Theodore Roosevelt -- The revolt of the unfit / Nicholas Murray Butler -- On translating the odes of Horace / William Peterfield Trent.
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Language English
LoC Class PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature
Subject American essays
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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