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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature (Hardback)

Edited by Hayes, Kevin J.

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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature is a major new reference work that provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on early American literature. Comprised of twenty-seven chapters written by experts in their fields, this work presents an authoritat...ive, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a crucial area within literary studies. Organized primarily in terms of genre, the chapters include original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades, such as histories, promotion literature, and scientific writing. New interpretations are offered on the works of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards and Dr. Alexander Hamilton while lesser known figures are also brought to light. Newly vital areas like print culture and natural history are given full treatment.As with other Oxford Handbooks, the contributors cover the field in a comprehensive yet accessible way that is suitable for those wishing to gain a good working knowledge of an area of study and where it's headed.
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ISBN 9780195187274
Released NZ 23 Jan 2008
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780195187274
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 23 Jan 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Hayes, Kevin J.
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category Literary Theory
Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Width: 183mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 47mm
Dewey Code 810.9001
Weight 1,230g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress United States - Intellectual life - 18th century, American literature - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 - History and criticism, American literature - Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 - History and criticism, History and criticism, 18th century
NBS Text Literary Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education

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