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  1. [+]
    All in the Family (Review)
    The Selected Writings of John and John Quincy Adams, by Adrienne Koch, William Peden, J...
    1. The Selected Writings of John and John Quincy Adams by Adrienne Koch, William Peden, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams, ...
    The New Republic, November 25, 1946, p. 700
  2. The American in England (1926)
    During the First Half Century of Independence
    7 Reviews, 3 Readable
  3. The American Literary Revolution, 1783-1837 (1967)
    1 Review
  4. American Perspectives (1961)
    The National Self-Image in the Twentieth Century
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  5. [+]
    Americans Who Refused to Grow Old (Review)
    The World of Washington Irving, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The World of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Saturday Review, October 14, 1944, pp. 24-26
  6. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    The American 1890s, by Larzer Ziff
    1. The American 1890s by Larzer Ziff
    The American Historical Review, January 1967, p. 723
  7. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Channing of Concord, by Frederick T. McGill, Jr.
    1. Channing of Concord by Frederick T. McGill, Jr.
    The American Historical Review, April 1968, p. 1241
  8. [+]
    Americas (Review)
    Henry James, Vol. IV, by Leon Edel
    1. Henry James, Vol. IV by Leon Edel
    The American Historical Review, February 1970, p. 943
  9. [+]
    America's First Man of Letters (Review)
    The Life of Washington Irving, by Stanley T. Williams
    1. The Life of Washington Irving by Stanley T. Williams
    The Saturday Review, December 21, 1935, p. 17
  10. [+]
    Artist of Fiction (Review)
    Henry James: Autobiography, by F.W. Dupee and Henry James
    1. Henry James: Autobiography by F.W. Dupee and Henry James
    The Saturday Review, June 9, 1956, p. 19
  11. [+]
    Beginning of a Definitive Man (Review)
    The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, by Leonard W. Labaree, William B. Willcox, and Benjami...
    1. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin by Leonard W. Labaree, William B. Willcox, and Benjamin Franklin, ...
    The Saturday Review, November 28, 1959, p. 25
  12. [+]
    The Broods of Brahmins (Review)
    Henry Adams: Scientific Historian, by William H. Jordy
    1. Henry Adams: Scientific Historian by William H. Jordy
    The Saturday Review, August 2, 1952, p. 11
  13. [+]
    Browne, Beale, Bennett, et al. (Review)
    The Trying-Out of Moby-Dick, by Howard P. Vincent
    1. The Trying-Out of Moby-Dick by Howard P. Vincent
    The Saturday Review, August 20, 1949, p. 19
  14. [+]
    Burns's Lassies (Review)
    The Song in the Green Thorn Tree, by James Barke
    1. The Song in the Green Thorn Tree by James Barke
    The Saturday Review, July 24, 1948, p. 27
  15. [+]
    Bygones of a Genre (Review)
    Scenes and Portraits, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. Scenes and Portraits by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Saturday Review, March 13, 1954, p. 16
  16. [+]
    Closed Room & Haunted Chamber (2 Reviews)
    Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Biography, by Randall Stewart
    1. Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Biography by Randall Stewart
    2. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The American Years by Robert Cantwell
    The Saturday Review, November 6, 1948, p. 14
  17. [+]
    Columnist's Chats (Review)
    The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, by Charles Neider and Mark Twain
    1. The Complete Essays of Mark Twain by Charles Neider and Mark Twain
    The Saturday Review, April 27, 1963, p. 39
  18. [+]
    The Coming Out of a Recluse (Review)
    Hawthorne, Critic of Society, by Lawrence Sargent Hall
    1. Hawthorne, Critic of Society by Lawrence Sargent Hall
    The Saturday Review, July 8, 1944, p. 20
  19. [+]
    The Comradeship of Shared Danger (Review)
    Glory for Me, by MacKinlay Kantor
    1. Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor
    The Saturday Review, December 22, 1945, p. 6
  20. [+]
    Cooper the Man (Review)
    James Fenimore Cooper, by Henry Walcott Boynton
    1. James Fenimore Cooper by Henry Walcott Boynton
    The Saturday Review, July 4, 1931, p. 940
  21. [+]
    Cracking the Cake of Custom (Review)
    Rebels and Ancestors, by Maxwell D. Geismar
    1. Rebels and Ancestors by Maxwell D. Geismar
    The Saturday Review, October 3, 1953, p. 33
  22. The Cycle of American Literature (1955)
    An Essay in Historical Criticism
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  23. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Writings of J... (1934)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  24. [+]
    Dilettante Bachelor in a Spanish Town (Review)
    The Spanish Adventures of Washington Irving, by Claude G. Bowers
    1. The Spanish Adventures of Washington Irving by Claude G. Bowers
    The Saturday Review, March 23, 1940, p. 6
  25. [+]
    Dreiser as Master Craftsman (Review)
    The Bulwark, by Theodore Dreiser
    1. The Bulwark by Theodore Dreiser
    The Saturday Review, March 23, 1946, p. 23
  26. Books and the Arts: The Influence of Edmund Wilson
    The Dual Tradition
    The Nation, February 22, 1958, p. 159
  27. The Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol.... (1959)
    1 Review
  28. Eight American Authors (1956)
    A Review of Research and Criticism
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  29. [+]
    Emerson & Co. (Review)
    American Renaissance, by F.O. Matthiessen
    1. American Renaissance by F.O. Matthiessen
    The Saturday Review, June 14, 1941, p. 6
  30. The Enlightened Writer
    The Saturday Review, January 21, 1956, p. 14
  31. [+]
    Evolution of Fiction (Review)
    The Rise of the American Novel, by Alexander Cowie
    1. The Rise of the American Novel by Alexander Cowie
    The Saturday Review, June 26, 1948, p. 19
  32. [+]
    Father of Modern American Realism (2 Reviews)
    Selected Writings of William Dean Howells, by Henry Steele Commager and William Dean Ho...
    1. Selected Writings of William Dean Howells by Henry Steele Commager and William Dean Howells, ...
    2. William Dean Howells by Clara Marburg Kirk, Rudolf Kirk, and William Dean Howells, ...
    The Saturday Review, September 2, 1950, p. 10
  33. Fenimore Cooper: Critic of His Times (1931)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. Documents
    Fenimore Cooper's Defense of Slave-Owning America
    The American Historical Review, April 1930, pp. 575-582
  35. [+]
    Flies Around the Titan (Review)
    The Stature of Theodore Dreiser, by Alfred Kazin and Charles Shapiro
    1. The Stature of Theodore Dreiser by Alfred Kazin and Charles Shapiro
    The Saturday Review, December 10, 1955, p. 14
  36. [+]
    The Frontier in Letters (Review)
    The Rediscovery of the Frontier, by Percy H. Boynton
    1. The Rediscovery of the Frontier by Percy H. Boynton
    The Saturday Review, December 5, 1931, pp. 343-344
  37. [+]
    General (Review)
    Literary Views, by Carroll Camden
    1. Literary Views by Carroll Camden
    The American Historical Review, October 1964, p. 212
  38. [+]
    Get Down Your Guitar (Review)
    Shantymen and Shantyboys, by William M. Doerflinger
    1. Shantymen and Shantyboys by William M. Doerflinger
    The Saturday Review, June 30, 1951, p. 14
  39. Gleanings in Europe: England (1930)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  40. Gleanings in Europe: France (1928)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  41. [+]
    Great Stylist (Review)
    Stephen Crane, by John Berryman
    1. Stephen Crane by John Berryman
    The Saturday Review, January 27, 1951, p. 11
  42. [+]
    Gullyrakers and Larrikins (Review)
    The Australian Language, by Sidney J. Baker
    1. The Australian Language by Sidney J. Baker
    The Saturday Review, January 19, 1946, p. 12
  43. [+]
    A Half-Century of Fiction (2 Reviews)
    The Modern Novel in America, 1900-1950, by Frederick J. Hoffman
    1. The Modern Novel in America, 1900-1950 by Frederick J. Hoffman
    2. Fifty Years of the American Novel by Harold C. Gardiner
    The Saturday Review, February 2, 1952, p. 20
  44. [+]
    Henry Adams: Man of Letters (2 Reviews)
    The Formative Years, by Henry Adams and Herbert Agar
    1. The Formative Years by Henry Adams and Herbert Agar
    2. Henry Adams and His Friends by Harold Dean Cater and Henry Adams
    The Saturday Review, February 22, 1947, pp. 11-12
  45. [+]
    The Homespun American (Review)
    American Humor, by Constance Rourke
    1. American Humor by Constance Rourke
    The Saturday Review, April 18, 1931, p. 746
  46. [+]
    Humanitarian and Poet (Review)
    John Greenleaf Whittier: Friend of Man, by John Albert Pollard
    1. John Greenleaf Whittier: Friend of Man by John Albert Pollard
    The Saturday Review, October 8, 1949, p. 38
  47. [+]
    Ideals in American Literature (Review)
    American Idealism, by Floyd Stovall
    1. American Idealism by Floyd Stovall
    The Saturday Review, May 1, 1943, p. 23
  48. [+]
    A Larger, Stronger Emerson (Review)
    The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph L. Rusk
    1. The Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph L. Rusk
    The Saturday Review, June 4, 1949, p. 15
  49. [+]
    Life's Little Ironies (Review)
    The Correspondence of Bayard Taylor and Paul Hamilton Hayne, by Charles Duffy, Bayard T...
    1. The Correspondence of Bayard Taylor and Paul Hamilton Hayne by Charles Duffy, Bayard Taylor, and Paul Hamilton Hayne, ...
    The Saturday Review, January 12, 1946, p. 8
  50. Literary History of the United States (1948)
    10 Reviews, 3 Readable
  51. [+]
    Literary Revaluations (3 Reviews)
    New Light on Longfellow, by James Taft Hatfield
    1. New Light on Longfellow by James Taft Hatfield
    2. New Letters of James Russell Lowell by M.A. DeWolfe Howe and James Russell Lowell
    3. The American Notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Randall Stewart
    The Saturday Review, January 13, 1934, p. 406
  52. [+]
    Looking Backward on Bellamy (Review)
    Edward Bellamy, by Arthur Ernest Morgan
    1. Edward Bellamy by Arthur Ernest Morgan
    The Saturday Review, March 17, 1945, p. 12
  53. [+]
    The Lovable Professional (Review)
    Selected Letters of Stephen Vincent Benet, by Charles A. Fenton and Stephen Vincent Benet
    1. Selected Letters of Stephen Vincent Benet by Charles A. Fenton and Stephen Vincent Benet
    The Saturday Review, November 26, 1960, p. 24
  54. Melville: Our First Tragic Poet
    The Saturday Review, November 25, 1950, p. 24
  55. The Mind and Art of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The Outlook, August 22, 1928, pp. 650-654
  56. [+]
    More by Mencken on Our Language (Review)
    The American Language: Supplement One, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language: Supplement One by H.L. Mencken
    The Saturday Review, August 25, 1945, p. 7
  57. [+]
    Mr. & Mrs. Clemens (Review)
    The Love Letters of Mark Twain, by Dixon Wecter and Mark Twain
    1. The Love Letters of Mark Twain by Dixon Wecter and Mark Twain
    The Saturday Review, January 28, 1950, p. 17
  58. [+]
    Mr. Clemens Presents His Case (Review)
    The Art, Humor and Humanity of Mark Twain, by Minnie M. Brashear, Robert M. Rodney, and...
    1. The Art, Humor and Humanity of Mark Twain by Minnie M. Brashear, Robert M. Rodney, and Mark Twain, ...
    The Saturday Review, September 12, 1959, p. 46
  59. [+]
    New England and Middle Colonies and States (Review)
    Ancestors' Brocades, by Millicent Todd Bingham
    1. Ancestors' Brocades by Millicent Todd Bingham
    The American Historical Review, October 1945, p. 171
  60. [+]
    Our First "Voice of America" (Review)
    James Fenimore Cooper, by James Grossman
    1. James Fenimore Cooper by James Grossman
    The Saturday Review, January 7, 1950, p. 16
  61. [+]
    Pageant of Literary America (Review)
    The Confident Years, 1885-1915, by Van Wyck Brooks
    1. The Confident Years, 1885-1915 by Van Wyck Brooks
    The Saturday Review, January 5, 1952, p. 11
  62. [+]
    Parental Education (Review)
    American Child, by Paul Engle
    1. American Child by Paul Engle
    The Saturday Review, October 13, 1945, pp. 72-73
  63. [+]
    The Phenomenon of Mark Twain (Review)
    Mark Twain: Man and Legend, by J. De Lancey Ferguson
    1. Mark Twain: Man and Legend by J. De Lancey Ferguson
    The Saturday Review, August 7, 1943, p. 15
  64. [+]
    The Poet of the Revolution (Review)
    The Last Poems of Philip Freneau, by Lewis Leary and Philip Freneau
    1. The Last Poems of Philip Freneau by Lewis Leary and Philip Freneau
    The Saturday Review, March 30, 1946, pp. 40-41
  65. [+]
    The Poet's Life in Six Stanzas (Review)
    Edgar Allan Poe: The Man Behind the Legend, by Edward Charles Wagenknecht
    1. Edgar Allan Poe: The Man Behind the Legend by Edward Charles Wagenknecht
    The Saturday Review, November 9, 1963, p. 50
  66. [+]
    Problem of Melville (2 Reviews)
    Journal of a Visit to London and the Continent, 1849-1850, by Herman Melville and Elean...
    1. Journal of a Visit to London and the Continent, 1849-1850 by Herman Melville and Eleanor Melville Metcalf
    2. Herman Melville's Billy Budd by F. Barron Freeman and Herman Melville
    The Saturday Review, May 14, 1949, p. 19
  67. [+]
    Public Man in the Making---1876 (Review)
    The Young Henry Adams, by Ernest Samuels
    1. The Young Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels
    The Saturday Review, December 18, 1948, p. 15
  68. Reports on Current Research
    Literature and Criticism
    The Saturday Review, April 4, 1953, p. 22
  69. The Roots of National Culture (1933)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  70. Sdiney Lanier, Ancestor of Anti-Realism
    The Saturday Review, January 10, 1948, pp. 6-7
  71. [+]
    Seer of the Gem-like Flame (Review)
    Henry James, Vol. I, by Leon Edel
    1. Henry James, Vol. I by Leon Edel
    The Saturday Review, May 9, 1953, p. 13
  72. [+]
    A Shadowy Transcendentalist (Review)
    The Journals of Charles King Newcomb, by Judith Kennedy Johnson and Charles King Newcom...
    1. The Journals of Charles King Newcomb by Judith Kennedy Johnson and Charles King Newcomb, ...
    The Saturday Review, April 13, 1946, pp. 58-59
  73. Social Control in a Free Society (1961)
    1 Review
  74. [+]
    Standards for Setting Standards (4 Reviews)
    The Pulitzer Prize Novels, by W.J. Stuckey
    1. The Pulitzer Prize Novels by W.J. Stuckey
    2. The American Political Novel by Gordon Milne
    3. Voices of Despair by Edward Stone
    4. The Colloquial Style in America by Richard Bridgman
    The Saturday Review, June 25, 1966, pp. 28-29
  75. [+]
    A Survey of Culture (Review)
    America and French Culture, 1750-1848, by Howard Mumford Jones
    1. America and French Culture, 1750-1848 by Howard Mumford Jones
    The Saturday Review, July 28, 1928, p. 8
  76. [+]
    They Were Devout (Review)
    New England Saints, by Austin Warren
    1. New England Saints by Austin Warren
    The Saturday Review, May 4, 1957, pp. 40-41
  77. The Third Dimension (1965)
    Studies in Literary History
    1 Review
  78. [+]
    Tradition of a Cultural Nationalism (Review)
    The Theory of American Literature, by Howard Mumford Jones
    1. The Theory of American Literature by Howard Mumford Jones
    The Saturday Review, March 5, 1949, p. 32
  79. [+]
    The Unfinished Artist (Review)
    The Window of Memory, by Richard S. Kennedy
    1. The Window of Memory by Richard S. Kennedy
    The Saturday Review, January 12, 1963, p. 69
  80. [+]
    United States (Review)
    What Is Man? and Other Philosophical Writings, by Paul Baender and Mark Twain
    1. What Is Man? and Other Philosophical Writings by Paul Baender and Mark Twain
    The American Historical Review, June 1974, p. 836
  81. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Major Writers of Early American Literature, by Everett H. Emerson
    1. Major Writers of Early American Literature by Everett H. Emerson
    The American Historical Review, December 1975, p. 1380
  82. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Literature and Society in Early Virginia, 1608-1840, by Richard Beale Davis
    1. Literature and Society in Early Virginia, 1608-1840 by Richard Beale Davis
    The American Historical Review, June 1975, p. 711
  83. [+]
    Unrepentent Rebel (Review)
    Reflections at Fifty, and Other Essays, by James T. Farrell
    1. Reflections at Fifty, and Other Essays by James T. Farrell
    The Saturday Review, January 8, 1955, p. 17
  84. The Van Wyck Brooks-Lewis Mumford Letters (1970)
    The Record of a Literary Friendship, 1921-1963
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  85. Books in Review
    What Became of the Literary Radicals?
    The New Republic, November 18, 1946, pp. 664-665
  86. What? No Novels?
    The Saturday Review, June 16, 1951, p. 21
  87. [+]
    Wiles & Words (Review)
    The Days Before, by Katherine Anne Porter
    1. The Days Before by Katherine Anne Porter
    The Saturday Review, January 10, 1953, p. 12
  88. No Items Found