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Life And Letters Of Joel Barlow: Poet, Statesman, Philosopher

Charles Burr Todd

The book ""Life And Letters Of Joel Barlow: Poet, Statesman, Philosopher"" by Charles Burr Todd is a comprehensive biography of Joel Barlow, an American poet, diplomat, and politician who lived from 1754 to 1812. The book covers Barlow's early life and education, his involvement in the American Revolution, his career as a diplomat in Europe, and his literary achievements.The author draws on a variety of sources, including Barlow's own letters and writings, as well as contemporary accounts and historical documents. The book provides a detailed portrait of Barlow's life and times, including his relationships with other prominent figures of the era, such as Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte.Throughout the book, Todd explores Barlow's ideas and philosophy, particularly his belief in the power of reason and his commitment to the principles of the Enlightenment. He also examines Barlow's literary works, including his epic poem ""The Vision of Columbus"" and his translations of the works of Voltaire and other French writers.Overall, ""Life And Letters Of Joel Barlow: Poet, Statesman, Philosopher"" offers a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of a remarkable figure in American history, and provides valuable insights into the intellectual and cultural currents of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.With Extracts From His Works And Hitherto Unpublished Poems.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.71in - 1.02lb
  • EAN: 9781428605350
  • Categories: GeneralLettersDiaries & Journals