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Letters from an American Farmer

Letters from an American Farmer - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0192838988

Cover of Letters from an American Farmer 97 (ISBN 978-0192838988)
ISBN13: 978-0192838988
ISBN10: 0192838989
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1997
International: No

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Letters from an American Farmer - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0192838988

J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur and Susan Ed. Manning

ISBN13: 978-0192838988
ISBN10: 0192838989
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1997
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Crevecour, J. Hector St. John de :



Manning, Susan (Ed.) : Cambridge University

Susan Manning is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. She edited Washington Irving's The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent and Scott's Quentin Durward - both in World's Classics.