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by Susan Manning,J. Hector St John de Crèvecoeur

  • ISBN: 0192832344
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Susan Manning,J. Hector St John de Crèvecoeur
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 11, 1997)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Letters from an American Farmer is a series of letters written by French American writer J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, first published in 1782.

Letters from an American Farmer is a series of letters written by French American writer J. The considerably longer title under which it was originally published is Letters from an American Farmer; Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customs not Generally Known; and Conveying Some Idea of the Late and Present Interior Circumstances of the British Colonies in North America.

Lawyer or merchant are the fairest titles our towns afford; that of a farmer is the only appellation of the rural inhabitants of our country

I wish I could be acquainted with the feelings and thoughts which must agitate the heart and present themselves to the mind of an enlightened Englishman, when he first lands on this continent. Lawyer or merchant are the fairest titles our towns afford; that of a farmer is the only appellation of the rural inhabitants of our country. It must take some time ere he can reconcile himself to our dictionary, which is but short in words of dignity, and names of honour. There, on a Sunday, he sees a congregation of respectable farmers and their wives, all clad in neat homespun, well mounted, or riding in their own humble waggons.

Susan Manning is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Susan Manning is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Paperback: 288 pages.

Susan Manning is University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 22, 1999).

Therefore, the Letters are not as the actual letters of an American farmer would likely have been, instead, they are shot through with aggressive seasoning of the French Enlightenment, covered with a gloss of Americanism. The first Letter is an Introduction; it describes the Farmer’s life and touches on some characteristics he sees as common in America. Notably, these include the restless industry which is the principal characteristic of these colonies.

We tend to forget the emotional heritage of Hector St John de Crèvecoeur'. Lawrence made this statement in his Studies in Classic American Literature, he was thinking of the Letters from an American Farmer.

Crevecoeur incorporated not only his own personal feelings and thoughts into this work, but also integrated depictions of ordinary American life using the important philosophical, political, and economic theories of the Enlightenment’ (850).

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The book is the crude, occasionally eloquent, testimony of a man trying desperately to convince himself and his . J. Hector St, John Crevecoeur speaks of Native Americans in Letters from an American Farmer

The book is the crude, occasionally eloquent, testimony of a man trying desperately to convince himself and his readers that it is possible to live the idealized life advocated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. With a becoming modesty, appropriate to a man who learned English at age sixteen, Crèvecur begins with a confession of his literary inadequacy and the announcement of his decision simply to write down what he would say. His style, however, is not smoothly colloquial. Hector St, John Crevecoeur speaks of Native Americans in Letters from an American Farmer

Written by an emigrant French aristocrat turned farmer, the Letters from an American Farmer (1782) posed the famous question: "What, then, is the American, this new man?", as a new nation took shape before the eyes of the world. Addressing some of American literature's most pressing concerns and issues of identity, the Letters celebrates personal determination, freedom from institutional oppression and the largeness and fertility of the land, and also raises darker and more symbolic elements, particularly slavery. This is the only critical edition available of what is regarded as the first ever work of American literature.
Reviews about Letters from an American Farmer (The World's Classics) (3):
caif
Very nice text. Gives me a lot of insight.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Must read for aspiring organic farmers of today in this land's mid-West.
Uste
This book is somewhat academic, however it should be required reading for every illegal immigrant!!

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