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Contents
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The Closing of the Theatres. The Revolutionary Satirists. Tyler's Contrast. William Dunlap. J. N. Barker. J. H. Payne. Beginning of the Creative Period. Stone's Metamora. The Philadelphia Group: R. M. Bird, R. P. Smith, Conrad, Boker. Types of Drama. Romantic Tragedy. Historical and National Plays. Comedy and Melodrama. The "Yankee" Plays. The Realistic New York Drama. Social Satire. Romantic Comedy. Gothic Melodrama. Domestic Drama. Farce. The Periods in the Development of the American Drama. 215


CHAPTER III

EARLY ESSAYISTS
By George Frisbie Whicher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English in Amherst College.
The Periodical Essay in America. Joseph Dennie. William Wirt. James Kirke Paulding. Richard Henry Dana the elder. Nathaniel Parker Willis. Henry Theodore Tuckerman. 233


CHAPTER IV

IRVING
By Major George Haven Putnam, Litt.D.
Early Years. First Voyage to Europe. Salmagundi. Diedrich Knickerbocker. England. Spain. The Spanish Books. A Tour on the Prairies. A New Publisher. Later Years. Irving's Cosmopolitanism. A History of New York. The Sketch Book. Bracebridge Hall. Tales of a Traveller. Life of Columbus. The Conquest of Granada. Legends of the Alhambra. Life of Mahomet. Life of Washington. 245


CHAPTER V

BRYANT AND THE MINOR POETS
By William Ellery Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English in the University of Wisconsin.
I. Bryant
Early Years. Bryant's Independence as a Poet. The Unity of his Life and Work. His Ideas. Nature in Bryant. Bryant's Images. His "Surveys." Bryant as Naturalist. His Fairy Poems. His Translations. His Artistry. His Style. Limitations as a Poet. Bryant as Critic and Editor. His Prose Style. Bryant the Citizen. 260
II. Minor Poets
Richard Henry Dana the elder. James Kirke Paulding. James Gates Percival. Samuel Woodworth. George P. Morris. Charles Fenno Hoffman. Nathaniel Parker Willis. Joseph Rodman Drake. The Culprit Fay. Fitz-Green Halleck. 278


CHAPTER VI

FICTION I: BROWN, COOPER
By Carl Van Doren, Ph.D., Head Master of The Brearley School, Associate in English in Columbia University.
The Novel in the Colonies. Influence of Richardson. Mrs. Morion. Mrs. 284