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Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800 - 1860, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Andrew Ladd and Karen Meyers
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-486-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


An engaging, full-color illustrated guide to the romantic and transcendentalist era in American literature, this updated volume provides important information on the foundations of romantic thought, romanticism and the new nation, gothic romance and sentimentalism, transcendentalism, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, and romanticism and poetic voice. New to this edition is a section discussing American idealism.

Topics include:

  • The foundations of romantic thought
  • Transcendentalism and nature
  • The literature of social reform movements
  • The emergence of the American poetic voice
  • American idealism
  • And more.

Writers covered include:

  • Emily Dickinson
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Washington Irving
  • Herman Melville
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Walt Whitman
  • And many others.


Full-color illustrations. Appendixes. Glossaries. Cross-references. Further reading. Chronology. Sidebars. Index.

About the Author(s)

Andrew Ladd received a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, where he is currently a lecturer.

Karen Meyers is an educator and curriculum writer, editor, and author of numerous works of nonfiction. She has a master's degree and a doctorate in literature and has taught literature on the college level for many years.

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