The Resource The times of Melville and Whitman

The times of Melville and Whitman

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The times of Melville and Whitman
Title
The times of Melville and Whitman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, first published in 1947, Pulitzer Prize winning author Van Wyck Brooks gives a superb recreation of a segment of American literary history, namely the period from approximately the 1840's through to the 1890's. Those were the days of Melville, Whitman, Mark Twain, Lanier, Bret Harte, Audubon, John Muir and a host of other major and minor writers. No other American critic quite possesses Brooks' gift for making you see and feel and experience the life and times of these literary men and women. And the balanced critical evaluation that gives this book its statute is clothed in such vigorous and beautiful writing that the reader is unaware of the lifetime of research and study encompassed in this volume. Aside from the critical value, the narrative skill and the many beautiful prose passages, in The Times of Melville and Whitman Brooks gives the reader a vivid historical picture of what life was like in the last half of the nineteenth century. It is this ability to recreate the social background of the times that gives such richness to Brooks' criticism. He has again made a major contribution to American letters with a book that is a real work of art-vigorous, balanced, erudite, and a pleasure to read
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Midwest
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1886-1963
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Brooks, Van Wyck
Dewey number
810.903
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Everyman's library, 648A. Essays and belles-lettres
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Harte, Bret
  • Twain, Mark
  • Lanier, Sidney
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • American literature
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The times of Melville and Whitman
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11938098
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787207844
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11938098
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11938098
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The times of Melville and Whitman
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11938098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787207844
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11938098
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11938098
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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