Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century

Editors: Westover, Paul, Rowland, Ann Wierda (Eds.)

  • Examines a wide variety of work from canonical authors either side of the Atlantic
  • Transatlantic focus - looks across literature in America and Britain in the 19th century
  • Traces how the border between amateur and professional literary pursuits acquired a more definite and fixed line in the 19th century 
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This book is about Anglo-American literary heritage. It argues that readers on both sides of the Atlantic shaped the contours of international ‘English’ in the 1800s, expressing love for books and authors in a wide range of media and social practices. It highlights how, in the wake of American independence, the affection bestowed on authors who became international objects of celebration and commemoration was a major force in the invention of transnational ‘English’ literature, the popular canon defined by shared language and tradition. While love as such is difficult to quantify and recover, the records of such affection survive not just in print, but also in other media: in monuments, in architecture, and in the ephemera of material culture. Thus, this collection brings into view a wide range of nineteenth-century expressions of love for literature and its creators. 

About the authors

Paul Westover is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University, USA. He is the author of Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750–1860 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), co-editor of the Romantic Circles edition of Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (2015), and Book Review Editor for the Journal of British Studies

Ann Wierda Rowland is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas, USA. She is the author of British Romanticism and Childhood (2012) and numerous essays on British Romantic-era literature. Her current research centers on the American reception of Keats.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reading, Reception, and the Rise of Transatlantic ‘English’

    Rowland, Ann Wierda (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • American Idiom: Sarah Hale’s Flora’s Interpreter and the Figuration of National Identity

    Jasper, Kelli Towers

    Pages 19-47

  • Bentley’s Standard Novelist: James Fenimore Cooper

    Rezek, Joseph

    Pages 49-74

  • ‘The American Tennyson’ and ‘The English Longfellow’: Inverted Audiences and Popular Poetry

    Estes, Sharon

    Pages 75-98

  • The Americans in the ‘English Men of Letters’

    Lowe, Ryan Stuart

    Pages 99-120

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32820-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32819-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century
Editors
  • Paul Westover
  • Ann Wierda Rowland
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32820-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32820-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32819-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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