The Biglow Papers

By: Wilbur, Homer [Lowell, James Russell]

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Book Condition: Good


Missing title page and copyright page, minor loss to spine head, smudge on front board, pencil name on front endpaper, faint stain on second blank. 1853 Hard Cover. xxxii, 163 pp. In 1848, Lowell also published The Biglow Papers, later named by the Grolier Club as the most influential book of 1848.[37] The first 1,500 copies sold out within a week and a second edition was soon issued—though Lowell made no profit, as he had to absorb the cost of stereotyping the book himself.[38] The book presented three main characters, each representing different aspects of American life and using authentic American dialects in their dialogue.[39] Under the surface, The Biglow Papers was also a denunciation of the Mexican–American War and war in general.[24] His interest in the Civil War inspired him to write a second series of The Biglow Papers,[68] including one specifically dedicated to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation called Sunthin' in the Pastoral Line in 1862.[74]

Title: The Biglow Papers

Author: Wilbur, Homer [Lowell, James Russell]

Categories: American, American Civil War, Poetry,

Publisher: Ticknor & Co.: 1853

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2288768

Keywords: JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL BIGLOW PAPERS POETRY POEMS AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY,