The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850.
Tennenhouse argues that there was never a clean break, but a gradual drift, before a recognizably distinct British and American literary tradition emerged. From Richardson's Clarissa to Austen's Emma, from Walpole to Melville, he makes his case. Princeton UP. Paper. 2007. NEW. $24.00