American and British Literature Comparison Essay by The Research Group

American and British Literature
This paper discusses the similarities and differences between British and American literature.
# 73716 | 678 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (American) , Literature (English)

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The paper compares and contrasts British and American literature and contends that they are similar in their response to the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, but they diverge in their interpretation of romanticism. The paper relates that the short story and transcendental writing are also different between the two nations, as opposed to mysteries which are alike and equally popular in both.

From the Paper:

"Although America and Great Britain are separated by an ocean, they are connected at the pen so to speak. The similarities in their literature are more numerous than their differences. This is partly due to their common heritage, America having originally been a colony of England. Even beyond that, though, the literature of both countries was influenced by the same factors. One such factor was the Industrial Revolution. The influence of that revolution upon both countries was significant."

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