A History of Virginia Literature by Kevin J. Hayes PDF

By Kevin J. Hayes

A historical past of Virginia Literature chronicles a narrative that has been greater than 400 years within the making. It appears to be like 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 heritage examines the literature of colonial Virginia, Jeffersonian Virginia, Civil battle Virginia, and sleek Virginia. person chapters survey such literary genres as diaries, histories, letters, novels, poetry, political writings, merchandising literature, technology fiction, and slave narratives. prime students additionally commit particular recognition to numerous significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This e-book is of pivotal significance to the advance of yankee literature and of yank stories extra generally.

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