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Letters from an American Farmer - 97 edition

Letters from an American Farmer (ISBN10: 0192838989; ISBN13: 9780192838988)
ISBN13: 978-0192838988
ISBN10: 0192838989

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0192832344
ISBN10: 0192832344

Summary: Written by an emigrant French aristocrat turned farmer, the Letters from an American Farmer (1782) posed the famous question: "What, then, is the American, this new man?", as a new nation took shape before the eyes of the world. Addressing some of American literature's most pressing concerns and issues of identity, the Letters celebrates personal determination, freedom from institutional oppression and the largeness and fertility of the land, and also raise
s darker and more symbolic elements, particularly slavery. This is the only critical edition available of what is regarded as the first ever work of American literature.
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Summary: Written by an emigrant French aristocrat turned farmer, the Letters from an American Farmer (1782) posed the famous question: "What, then, is the American, this new man?", as a new nation took shape before the eyes of the world. Addressing some of American literature's most pressing concerns and issues of identity, the Letters celebrates personal determination, freedom from institutional oppression and the largeness and fertility of the land, and also raises darker and more symbolic elements, particularly slavery. This is the only critical edition available of what is regarded as the first ever work of American literature. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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