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, promoting literature, technological know-how fiction, and slave narratives. major students additionally commit detailed cognizance to a number of significant authors, together with William Byrd of Westover, Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Styron. This e-book is of pivotal value to the advance of yankee literature and of yankee experiences extra generally.

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