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Letters from an American Farmer

By De Crevecoeur, Hector St. John

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Title: Letters from an American Farmer  
Author: De Crevecoeur, Hector St. John
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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John De Crevecoeur, H. S. (n.d.). Letters from an American Farmer. Retrieved from http://worldlibrary.net/


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Introduction: Hazlitt wrote that of the three notable writers whom the eighteenth century had produced, in the North American colonies, one was ?the author (whoever he was) of the American Farmer?s Letters.? Crevecoeur was that unknown author; and Hazlitt said further of him that he rendered, in his own vividly characteristic manner, ?not only the objects, but the feelings, of a new country.? Great is the essayist?s relish for passages descriptive of ?a battle between two snakes,? of ?the dazzling, almost invisible flutter of the humming? bird?s wing,? of the manners of ?the Nantucket people, their frank simplicity, and festive rejoicings after the perils.

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Table of Contents: Letters from an American Farmer, 1 -- Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, 1 -- Introduction, 1 -- I, 2 -- II, 3 -- III, 6 -- IV, 7 -- ADVERTISEMENT, 8 -- ADVERTISEMENT, 9 -- LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER, 10 -- LETTER I. Introduction, 10 -- LETTER II. ON THE SITUATION, FEELINGS, AND PLEASURES, OF AN AMERICAN FARM5ER -- LETTER III. WHAT IS AN AMERICAN, 21 -- LETTER IV. DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF NANTUCKET, WITH THE MANNERS, CU9STOMS, POLICY, LETTER V. CUSTOMARY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF THE INHABITANTS OF N8ANTUCKET -- LETTER VI. DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD; AND OF THE WH1ALE FISHERY -- LETTER VII. MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT NANTUCKET, 55 -- LETTER VIII. PECULIAR CUSTOMS AT NANTUCKET, 60 -- LETTER IX. DESCRIPTION OF CHARLES?TOWN; THOUGHTS ON SLAVERY; ON PHYSIC5AL EVIL; LETTER X. ON SNAKES; AND ON THE HUMMING BIRD, 71 -- LETTER XI. FROM MR. IW N AL Z, A RUSSIAN GENTLEMAN; DESCRIBING THE VISIT3 HE PAID LETTER XII. DISTRESSES OF A FRONTIER MAN, 79 -- Letters from an American Farmer -- i

 

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