American Writers and the Picturesque Tour: The Search for National Identity, 1790-1860 - Garland Studies in 19th Century American Literature (Hardback)
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American Writers and the Picturesque Tour: The Search for National Identity, 1790-1860 - Garland Studies in 19th Century American Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 226 Pages / Published: 01/08/1997
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Explores a beloved genre
Even before the age of the Romantics, travel literature was a favorite genre of English and American writers and readers. After the War of 1812, Americans' passion for scenic beauty inspired them to take the picturesque tour of America as well as going to Europe for the requisite Grand Tour. The written American version of the popular British tour in various guidebooks helped shape the literature of the new nation as nearly every major writer of the first half of the 19th century contributed to it from Poe, who provided several comic pieces, and Irving to Thoreau, for whom the tour symbolized moral and spiritual growth, and Margaret Fuller.

Offers new perspectives
American writers adapted the picturesque to express their nationalistic sentiments; picturesque discourse offered a flexible series of conventions that enable writers to celebrate the places, people, and legends that set America apart. This volume demonstrates the vital role of this genre in the formation of national literary taste and national culture and offers fresh and exciting perspectives on the topic. Includes index. Also includes maps.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780815322856
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm

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