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Lawrence Buell

Lawrence Buell has written two critical-historical books on nineteenth-century New England writing, Literary Transcendentalism and New England Literary Culture, as well as numerous articles and reviews. He has also edited a collection of the poetry of Walt Whitman and co-edited an anthology of the works of Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the English Department of Oberlin College.

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The American Transcendentalists
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edited by Lawrence Buell
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$18.95/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7509-3 (0-8129-7509-X)

Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and... Read more






Selected Poems
Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Introduction by Lawrence Buell
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1988
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-039064-3 (0-14-039064-2)

 

Longfellow was the most popular poet of his day. This selection includes generous samplings from his longer works—Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Hiawatha—as well as his shorter lyrics and less familiar narrative poems.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking...

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The Morgesons
Written by Elizabeth Stoddard, Introduction by Lawrence Buell and Sandra Zagarell
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043651-8 (0-14-043651-0)

Elizabeth Stoddard combines the narrative style of the popular nineteenth-century male-centered bildungsroman with the conventions of women's romantic fiction in this revolutionary exploration of the conflict between a woman's instinct, passion, and will, and the social taboos, family allegiances, and traditional New England restraint that inhibit her. Set in a small... Read more





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