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The Resource Americans in British literature, 1770-1832 : a breed apart, Christopher Flynn

Americans in British literature, 1770-1832 : a breed apart, Christopher Flynn

Label
Americans in British literature, 1770-1832 : a breed apart
Title
Americans in British literature, 1770-1832
Title remainder
a breed apart
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Flynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. Flynn documents the evolution of what he regards as an essentially anthropological, if also in some ways familial, interest in the former colonies and their citizens on the part of British writers. Whether Americans are idealized as the embodiments of sincerity and virtue or anathematized as intolerable and ungrateful louts, Flynn argues that the intervals between the acts of observing and writing, and between writing and reading, have the effect of distancing Britain and America temporally as well as geographically. Flynn examines a range of canonical and noncanonical works-sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett, Lennox, Frances Trollope, and Basil Hall. Together, they offer a complex and revealing portrait of Americans as a breed apart, which still resonates today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynn, Christopher
Dewey number
820.9/35291309033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.U5
LC item number
F56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Travel in literature
  • United States
Label
Americans in British literature, 1770-1832 : a breed apart, Christopher Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English novels on the American Revolution -- English reforms in American settings: utopian schemes and the idea of America -- Savagery and civility: states of nature and the quest for natural man -- A breed apart: the traveler as ethnographer
Control code
173480407
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780754660477
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007038066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)173480407
Label
Americans in British literature, 1770-1832 : a breed apart, Christopher Flynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English novels on the American Revolution -- English reforms in American settings: utopian schemes and the idea of America -- Savagery and civility: states of nature and the quest for natural man -- A breed apart: the traveler as ethnographer
Control code
173480407
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780754660477
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007038066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)173480407

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