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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 appears 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, promoting literature, technology fiction, and slave narratives. major students additionally commit specified awareness to a number of 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 advance of yankee literature and of yank stories extra as a rule

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Though he claimed to one friend, “I must confess I want abilitys, to polish and adorn my expressions with . . Elegance and Sweetness,” his family recognized the quality of his correspondence and had copies made. Barrister and bon vivant, Fitzhugh expresses himself with gusto. 38 Claimed by and for England, Virginia assumes an ever more robustly American cast, with its own distinctive creatures, crops, customs, and character. What, then, is Virginia? A staging ground where dreams are planted and success unfolds.

34. Norwood, “Voyage to Virginia,” pp. 42, 30, 33. 35. ), Tracts and Other Papers, vol. 3, pp. 3, 5. 36. ), Tracts and Other Papers, vol. 3, pp. 10, 13, 12, 20. 37. William Fitzhugh to Stephen Watts, March 30, 1681; Fitzhugh to John Cooper, 2 June 1681 and 5 June 1682; Fitzhugh to Ralph Wormeley, 19 June 1681; Fitzhugh to Captain Francis Partis, April 7, 1680, in William Fitzhugh and His Chesapeake World, 1676–1701: The Fitzhugh Letters and Other Documents, ed. Richard Beale Davis (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1963), pp.

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