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FOREWORD. — Against the background of an eager, adolescent nation, Van Wyck Brooks shows us the American authors of the early 1800’s, the statesmen they admired, the artists who painted them, the scientists, native or immigrant, who brought wonder to a society that was already outgrowing its provincialism. The world of Washington Irving was far wider than the thirteen colonies, and those who peopled it were, many of them, citizens of the world.
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