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Linton- Life in the Collections

William James Linton:

92) Life of John Greenleaf Whittier,

London 1893

The small book provides not only a condensed biography of the popular self-educated Quaker poet, who was inspired by Robert Burns, but also a short history of the American abolitionist movement and a critical examination of the New England poetry and American transcendentalism. “Linton gives unusual emphasis to Whittier’s political views and illumines elements in Whittier’s verse, which earlier commentators had underplayed.” (F.B. Smith)