By Adam Augustyn
Fiercely nationalistic, the 1st famous American writers exhibited a profound satisfaction within the territory that might turn out to be referred to as the USA. Predating even the statement of Independence, a lot early American writing entailed remark at the newly constructing American society. This quantity examines the literature of the rustic in its nascence and writers resembling Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped domesticate a uniquely American voice.
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Thomas Paine went from his native England to Philadelphia and became a magazine editor and then, about 14 months later, the most effective propagandist for the colonial cause. His pamphlet Common Sense ( January 1776) did much to influence the colonists to declare their independence. The American Crisis papers (December 1776–December 1783) spurred Americans to fight on through the blackest years of the war. Based upon Paine’s simple deistic beliefs, they showed the conflict as a stirring melodrama with the angelic colonists against the forces of evil.
D. Sept. ), A novelist and dramatist, William Hill Brown anonymously published The Power of Sympathy, or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth (1789), which is considered the first American novel. An epistolary novel about tragic, incestuous love, it followed the sentimental style developed by Samuel Richardson; its popularity began a flood of sentimental novels. The son of the Boston clockmaker who made the timepiece in Old South Church, Boston, Brown wrote the romantic tale “Harriot, or the Domestic Reconciliation” (1789), which was published in the first issue of Massachusetts Magazine, and the play West Point Preserved (1797), a tragedy about the death of a Revolutionary spy.
He was dismissed from the excise office after he published a strong argument in 1772 for a raise in pay as the only way to end corruption in the service. Just when his situation appeared hopeless, he met Benjamin Franklin in London, who advised him to seek his fortune in America and gave him letters of introduction. Life in America Paine arrived in Philadelphia on Nov. 30, 1774. His first regular employment was helping to edit the Pennsylvania Magazine. In addition Paine published numerous articles and some poetry, anonymously or under pseudonyms.
American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s (The Britannica Guide to World Literature) by Adam Augustyn