A history of Virginia literature by Kevin J. Hayes

By Kevin J. Hayes

A historical past of Virginian Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems to be on the improvement of literary tradition in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. Divided into 4 major components, this heritage examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil conflict Virginia, and glossy Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, promoting literature, technological know-how fiction, and slave narratives. prime students additionally dedicate targeted cognizance to a number of significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This e-book is of pivotal value to the improvement of yank literature and of yank reviews extra normally

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19. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 2, p. 128. 26 karen schramm 20. Benjamin Franklin, Writings, ed. J. A. Leo Lemay (New York: Library of America, 1987), p. 978. 21. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, p. 213. 22. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, pp. 217, 218, 228. For a discussion of Smith’s humor, see Robert D. Arner, “John Smith, the ‘Starving Time,’ and the Genesis of Southern Humor: Variations on a Theme,” Louisiana Studies 12 (1973), pp. 383–390. 23. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 2, p. 42; Lemay, “Captain John Smith,” p.

12 Beverley used his family connections to obtain a series of lucrative and influential administrative posts. By 1688 he was working in the Jamestown office of the secretary of the colony and as a deputy clerk of James City County, and in 1692 he was appointed clerk of the new county of King and Queen. A year later he also began working for his half-brother, Peter Beverley, chief clerk of the General Court and the secretary’s office, and then took over those offices when Peter was named clerk of the House of Burgesses.

101, 88; Lemay, “Captain John Smith,” p. 32. 26. ), Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature, p. 257. 27. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, pp. 65, 67, 216, 217. 28. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, pp. 236–237. 29. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, pp. 246–248. 30. Smith, Complete Works, vol. 1, pp. 261–262. 31. ), Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America, for the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1776, 4 vols. (1836–1846; New York: Peter Smith, 1947), vol.

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