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By Kevin J. Hayes

A heritage of Virginia Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It seems on the improvement of literary tradition in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the twenty-first century. Divided into 4 major components, this heritage examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil struggle Virginia, and smooth 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 dedicate designated recognition to numerous significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This ebook is of pivotal significance to the advance of yank literature and of yankee stories extra generally.

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