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Many “plantation romances,” like John Pendleton Kennedy’s sketches of rural life in Virginia, Swallow Barn; or, A Sojourn in the Old Dominion (1832), reinforced myths of happy slaves, the extended “family” on the plantation, the nobility of the Southern gentleman, and the charm of the Southern belle. John Augustus Stone’s Politics, Sentiment, and Literature 27 Metamora, or the Last of the Wampanoags (1829), is a romantic tragedy about the English defeat of King Philip (or Chief Metamora) in King Philip’s War (1675–6).
Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Elliott, Emory. The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ) Columbia History of the American Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991a. ) The Prentice Hall Anthology of American Literature: Volume I. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991b. ) Columbia Literary History of the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.
Through a process of spiritualizing her narrative, she transforms this personal tragedy and her strength in dealing with it into a lesson for others on the power of God’s grace. Of great significance for the Puritans was how they read their own communal errand or mission into the wilderness of New England. Identifying themselves with the Old Testament Hebrews in such works as Edward Johnson’s Wonder-Working Providence (1654), Cotton Mather’s Magnalia Christi Americana (1702), they identified their leaders with Biblical figures, the Atlantic with the Red Sea, and the American wilderness as the howling deserts of Egypt.