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Romanticism & Literary Nationalism

The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving (p. 156)

"A Rescue" from The Deer Slayer by Washington Irving (p. 156)

"Escape: A Slave Narrative" by James W. C. Pennington (p. 183)

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe (p. 199)

"Hop-Frog" by Edgar Allan Poe (p. 206)

"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe (p. 212)

"To Helen" by Edgar Allan Poe (p. 213)


Romanticism had a profound effect on the American character.  And yet, it is undeniable that that the character was already receptive to such ideas.  The exuberance of the American character in the nineteenth cenrury, its optimism, its belief in freedom and individuality, its love affair with nature and the frontier - all combined to provide the most conducive environemtn for the growth of romantic philosophy


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