A fantastic book: The Glorious American Essay

One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present

by Phillip Lopate

#TheGloriousAmericanEssay #NetGalley Pub Date 17 Nov 2020

This book is aptly named; it is truly glorious. It contains such a wide range of essays and covers works from Colonial Times to now. It is such a treat and will be loved by readers with inquiring minds. It is extraordinarily generous as well, clocking in at over 900 pages.

Start at the very beginning of the book, following an excellent introduction. There you will find authors including Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards and Thomas Paine, to mention just the first three. Or…just dip in anywhere that appeals. It is impossible to do justice to all that is found here. How about Washington or Lincoln? Henry James? Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Edith Wharton? Zora Neale Hurston? The choices go on and on until one finally approaches the end of the book to find Marilynne Robinson and Zadie Smith among others.

This is a gorgeous book. Think about getting it for yourself or someone you love right now or maybe as a holiday gift.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher . All opinions are my own.

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