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Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1820-1865
  • Authored by: Robert D. Habich and Robert C. Nowatzki
  • From the Series: Research Guide to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816078637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7863-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 248


Romanticism and Transcendentalism: 1820–1865 explores American literature from 1820 up to the end of the Civil War. Containing approximately 40 study guides, this new resource is essential for high school and college students interested in researching and writing on this era of American literature.

Topics covered include:

  • Abolitionism and slavery
  • Rebecca Davis's "Life in the Iron Mills"
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature
  • Exploration, expansion, and the frontier
  • Gothicism
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
  • Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
  • Henry David Thoreau's Walden
  • Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"
  • and many more.


Index. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

Robert D. Habich is a professor of English at Ball State University and president-elect of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. He is the author of Transcendentalism and the "Western Messenger": A History of the Magazine and Its Contributors, 1835-1841 and editor of Lives Out of Letters: Essays on American Literary Biography and Documentation.

Robert C. Nowatzki is an associate professor of English at Ball State University. He is the author of many scholarly articles on 19th century American literature.

Reviews and Awards

"...excellent...offer[s] an approach to literary study that makes reading both more enjoyable and meaningful."

American Reference Books Annual

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