American Literature in Nineteenth-Century England

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INDEX
Abbott, Jacob, 26, 27
Academy, and Literature, 62
Academy of Letters, proposed, 141
Adams, Charles Francis, 8; letter from Leslie Stephen, 9
Adams, Henry, re American influence on European politics, 5; contributions to British reviews, 56; Democracy, 141
Ainsworth's, on Longfellow, 111
Alcott, Louisa May, 23, 26, 28, 71, 149
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 28, 36, 90, 97
Allen, Grant, on American humor, 98
Allen, James Lane, A Kentucky Cardinal, 129
Allen, John Barrow, 98n
All the Year Round, quoted, on American humor, 92
Amberley, Lord, quoted, on Longfellow, 100
American authors, see Authors
American Humourists, 96
American literature, reception conditioned by political and social views, 10, 136, 149; the product of the middle class, 11 f.; publication of first editions abroad, 14 ff., 34 ff.; criticism of early works, 14n; in English series publications, 20 ff.; humorists in Engglish series, 23; sentimental school, 23, 26, 71; price of books first published in England, 32; importations, 39 ff.; English bibliographical guides to, 41 ff.; popularity, 46; dealers in, 64 f.; critical opinion of, 127-50; charges of imitation, 128 f., 131; demand for native background in, 128 f., 131; new school in, 130; chief devotees in England, 132; introductions written by English men of letters, 134; English works on individual authors, 134; English works on history and criticism of, 137; absorbed into the body of English literature, 137, 140; influence in England, 143
American Miscellany, 53
American Revolution, effect on foreign interest in America, 14 f.
Americans, sensitivity to European opinion, 2
American Settler, 61n
American Traveller, 61n
Andersen, Hans, 27n
Anderson, Charles, "Melville's English Debut," 34n
Anglo-American Association, 7
Anglo-American News, 61n
Anglo-American relations, animosities, 2 ff.; new era in, 6 f.
Anglo-American Times, 61n
Annual Register, 107 f.
Anthologies, of American humor, 78 f., 86 f.; Griswold's, 134; of American poetry, 136 f.; of British and American works, list of, 137n
Anthon, Charles, 45
Anti-Philistine, 64
Appleton, Daniel, branch in England, 37
Archer, William, 6; on Huckleberry Finn, 129
Aristocracy, English, attitude toward America, 2 f., 6, 9
Arnold, Matthew, 148n; re American influence on England, 5n; quoted, 6; re American literature, 129; influence of American literature on, 143 f.; and Emerson, 146
"Art for art's sake," 130 f.
Athenæum, 18; and Longfellow, 104; on "America and American Writers," 127
Atherton, Gertrude, 18, 36, 56, 63, 64, 94; Adventures of a Novelist, 94n
Atlantic Monthly, Fun quoted on, 68; Dent quoted on, 69
Austin, Alfred, "A Voice from the West," quoted, 8
Authors, American, residence abroad and copyright, 17, 18, 33; in English series, 20 ff.; as contributors to English periodicals, 50 ff.; charges of unorginality, 51n, 128; in English "libraries" of humor, 90; in cheap reprints, 94;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction: the British Attitude 1
  • I. the Booktrade 14
  • Ii. the Periodicals 47
  • Iii. Humor 71
  • Iv. Longfellow 99
  • V. of Critics and Influence 127
  • Appendix 151
  • Index 181
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