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Latest Literary Essays and Addresses of James Russell Lowell

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ISBN-10: 1113788275

ISBN-13: 9781113788276

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Russell Lowell

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1891 Original Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and company Subjects: English literature Languages, Modern Progress Drama / Shakespeare Foreign Language Study / General History / Social History Humor / Form / Essays Literary Collections / Essays Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / Poetry Literary Criticism / Shakespeare Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or an index. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more…    
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List price: $17.99
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Essayist, poet, literary critic, humorist, editor, professor, ambassador, letter writer, Lowell was one of the most versatile of nineteenth-century authors. Public recognition of his verse came early in his career, both in the United States and in England, even though his lyrical poetry, so greatly honored during his lifetime, is the weakest of his compositions. Only later, when he turned his hand to humorous verse, satire, and public odes, did he achieve distinction. "The Biglow Papers" (1848), occasioned by the war between the United States and Mexico, 1846-48, is a wonderful satiric medley in prose and verse, in vernacular Yankee speech and classic English of the best literary…