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By Kevin J. Hayes

A historical past of Virginian Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems on the improvement of literary tradition in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. Divided into 4 major elements, this heritage examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil warfare Virginia, and glossy Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, merchandising literature, technological know-how fiction, and slave narratives. top students additionally dedicate specific awareness to numerous significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This e-book is of pivotal value to the improvement of yankee literature and of yankee experiences extra ordinarily.

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