Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

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kind of American self and a different relation to nature, and she argues for the power of the writer's nature poetry. Baym, also arguing for the power and continuing importance of Sigourney's poems, asserts that Traits of the Aborigines of America "might be thought of as a belated entry in the competition for 'the American epic'" and highlights how "it is uniquely structured from an Indian point of view" (396). We are still in the early stages of recovering, understanding, and reappraising the significance of Sigourney's diverse and massive body of work.


WORK CITED

Bowles, Dorothy A. "Lydia H. Sigourney." In Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 73, American Magazine Journalists, 1741-1850, edited by Sam G. Riley. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1988. 264-274.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Works by Lydia Sigourney

Poetry

Traits of the Aborigines of America, a Poem. By Anonymous. Cambridge, MA: Hilliard & Metcalf, 1822.

Poems. Boston: Samuel G. Goodrich, 1827.

Poems. Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1834.

Poetry for Children. Hartford, CT: Robinson & Pratt, 1834.

Zinzendorff, and Other Poems. New York: Leavitt, Lord, 1835.

Pocahontas, and Other Poems. New York: Harper, 1841.

The Poetical Works of Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. Edited by F. W. N. Bayley. London: Routledge, 1850.


Sketches, Fiction, Nonfiction Prose, and Mired Genre

Moral Pieces, in Prose and Verse. Hartford: Sheldon & Goodwin, 1815.

Sketch of Connecticut, Forty Years Since. By Anonymous. Hartford: Oliver D. Cooke, 1824.

Evening Readings in History. By Anonymous. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam, 1833.

The Intemperate, and the Reformed. New York: Sleight & Van Norden, 1833.

Letters to Young Ladies. By Anonymous. Hartford: P. Canfield, 1833.

Sketches. Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1834.

Tales and Essays for Children. Hartford: F. J. Huntington, 1835.

Letters to Mothers. Hartford: Hudson & Skinner, 1838.

Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands. Boston: James Munroe, 1842.

Myrtis, with Other Etchings and Sketches. New York: Harper, 1846.

Water-drops. New York: Robert Carter, 1848.

Past Meridian. New York: Appleton, 1854.

Lucy Howard's Journal. New York: Harper, 1858.

Letters of Life. New York: Appleton, 1866.

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