Complete Writings

Author: Phillis Wheatley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140424300
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A definitive collection of writings by the eighteenth-century American slave and author includes her letters, poetry, translations, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by some of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets--Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. Original.

Complete Writings

Author: Phillis Wheatley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672897
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The extraordinary writings of Phillis Wheatley, a slave girl turned published poet In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley. Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the Bible, and Latin, Phillis published her first poem in 1767 at the age of 14, winning much public attention and considerable fame. When Boston publishers who doubted its authenticity rejected an initial collection of her poetry, Wheatley sailed to London in 1773 and found a publisher there for Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. This volume collects both Wheatley's letters and her poetry: hymns, elegies, translations, philosophical poems, tales, and epyllions--including a poignant plea to the Earl of Dartmouth urging freedom for America and comparing the country's condition to her own. With her contemplative elegies and her use of the poetic imagination to escape an unsatisfactory world, Wheatley anticipated the Romantic Movement of the following century. The appendices to this edition include poems of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets: Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Phillis Wheatley

Author: Vincent Carretta
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613643115
Size: 63.35 MB
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A collection of writings by the eighteenth-century slave and author includes her letters, poetry, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by such contemporary African American poets as Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams.

The Poems Of Phillis Wheatley

Author: Phillis Wheatley
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807842454
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Collects poems by the young Black slave with critical commentaries on her short career

Phillis Sings Out Freedom

Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 9780807565452
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Shares the story of the African American poet Phillis Wheatley who wrote a poem of encouragement for George Washington.

Phillis Wheatley

Author: Vincent Carretta
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820346640
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Carretta offers the first full-length biography of Phillis Wheatley (1753? 1784), who became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman of any race or background to do so in America."

The Collected Works Of Phillis Wheatley

Author: Phillis Wheatley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195060850
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Contains the complete works of the first African-American to publish a book of poetry

New Essays On Phillis Wheatley

Author: John C. Shields
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572337265
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The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work. In recent decades, however, Wheatley's work has come under new scrutiny as the literature of the eighteenth century and the impact of African American literature have been reconceived. Fourteen prominent Wheatley scholars consider her work from a variety of angles, affirming her rise into the first rank of American writers. --from publisher description