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Studies in Classic American Literature

Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins

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A classic work of literary criticism by D. H. Lawrence, the celebrated author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Women in Love.

Lawrence reviews the enduring works of Benjamin Franklin, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman, and states his belief that “the proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it”.

A work that critics have described as “pioneering” and “landmark”, Studies in Classic American Literature is a lasting example of Lawrence's passion, understanding, and independent thinking, and a wonderful insight into meaningful American literature.

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