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By Kevin J. Hayes

A background of Virginia Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems to be 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 historical past examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil struggle Virginia, and sleek Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, merchandising literature, technological know-how fiction, and slave narratives. prime 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 booklet is of pivotal significance to the improvement of yankee literature and of yankee reports extra generally.

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