Anglo-American Literary Relations

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CONTENTS1
I. Early American Literature, to the end of the American Revolutionpage11
II. The Rise of American Literature31
III. Friendship in Letters44
IV. British Authors in America62
V. British Authors' Copyright82
VI. The Literary Hopes of America99
Since the typescript is furnished with no list of contents, the syllabus prepared later for the lectures, as abridged for redeliver to the Royal Institution in 1938, is printed here as a guide.Four lectures on the Literary Relations of England and America by George Gordon, Ll.D., D.Litt., President of Magdalen College and Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Tuesdays, 15th, 22nd, 29th March, 5th April 1938. Royal Institution of Great Britain.
I. I. Character of the New England settlements. Massachusetts, Boston and Harvard. Communications with England. Early American scholarship and book-collecting: the Winthrops, Mathers, etc. Gifts of books from eminent English sympathizers in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Notable American residence of the philosopher Berkeley. Literary production in America strongest in politics and oratory; in poetry and belles-
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The lecture-titles are not in the typescript; they have been sup. plied from the Times report.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Prefatory Note 5
  • Contents 8
  • I - Early American LIterature 11
  • II - The Rise of American LIterature 31
  • III - Friendship in Letters 44
  • IV - British Authors in America 62
  • V - British Authors' Copyright 82
  • VI - The LIterary Hopes of America 99
  • Index of Persons 117
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