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Riassunto: The writings of William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) provide a sweeping fictional portrait of the colonial and antebellum South in all of its regional diversity. Simms's account of the region is more comprehensive than that of any other author of his time; he treats the major intellectual and social issues of the South and depicts the bonds and tensions among all of its inhabitants. By the mid-1840s Simms's novels were so well known that Edgar Allan Poe could call him "the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced."
Perhaps the darkest of Simms's novel-length works, Vasconselos (1853) presents a fictionalized account of one of the first European efforts to settle the land that would become the United States, the Hernando de Soto expedition of 1539. Set largely in Havana, Cuba, as the explorers prepare to embark, the work explores such themes as the marginalization of racial and national minorities, the historical abuse of women, and the tendency of absolute power to corrupt absolutely. In addition, Simms anticipates in this colonial romance the works of renowned scholars who would follow him, including the historian Frederick Jackson Turner and the entire formal scholarly field of psychology, which would take shape only long after the author's death.
Dal risvolto interno: A novel of war and intense passion told against the historical backdrop of Hernando DeSoto's expedition for the conquest of Florida
Titolo: Vasconselos: A Romance of the New World (The...
Casa editrice: University of Arkansas Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR, 2013. Softcover. Condizione libro: As New. No markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges are clean. Illustrated with black and white plates. Includes appendices and bibliography.Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 487pp. Softcover As New Size: 6" x 9". Codice libro della libreria 030525
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Descrizione libro University of Arkansas Press. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2270643
Descrizione libro 2013. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TX-9781557286437
Descrizione libro University of Chicago press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 1557286434
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 152mm x 36mm x 229mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 487 pages. 0.816. Codice libro della libreria 9781557286437