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Author: J. Hector St. John de CrèvecoeurPublisher: Fox, Duffield & companyYear published: 1904Book contributor: unknown libraryLanguage: en1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecœur (December 31, 1735 – November 12, 1813), naturalized in New York as John Hector St. John, was a French-­American writer. In 1755, he immigrated to New France in North America. There, he served in the French and Indian War as a surveyor in the French Colonial Militia, rising to the rank of lieutenant. Following the British defeat of the French Army in 1759, he moved to New York State, then the Province of New York, where he took out citizenship, adopted the English-­American name of John Hector St. John, and in 1770 married an American woman, Mehitable Tippet. He bought a sizable farm in Orange County, New York, where he prospered as a farmer. He started writing about life in the American colonies and the emergence of an American society. In 1782, in London, he published a volume of narrative essays entitled the Letters from an American Farmer. The book quickly became the first literary success by an American author in Europe and turned Crèvecœur . . .

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Author: J. Hector St. John de CrèvecoeurPublisher: VossYear published: 1802Book contributor: University of MichiganLanguage: German1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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