Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865

James Russell Lowell

Paul P. Reuben
October 16, 2016

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Primary Works

A Year's Life and the Other Poems, 1841; "The Present Crisis," Poems, 1844; Conversations on Some of the Old Poets, 1845; Poems, 1848; "Fable for Critics," 1848; The Biglow Papers, 1848, (poems, second series, 1867); "Vision of Sir Launfal," 1848 (e-text); "Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemorations," 1865 (devoted to Abraham Lincoln); "The Cathedral," 1870 (long poem); My Study Windows, 1871 (essays); Among My Books, 1870, 1876 (literary criticism).

Editor, The Pioneer, a short-lived journal published in Boston.

First Editor, Atlantic Monthly

The complete writings of James Russell Lowell. 16 vols. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1904. PS2300 .F04

The complete poetical works of James Russell Lowell. Ed. Horace E. Scudder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924. PS2305 .A1

The Pioneer. A literary magazine. Ed. James Russell Lowell. With an introd. by Sculley Bradley. NY: Scholars' Facsims. & Reprints, 1947. AP2 .P592

Literary criticism of James Russell Lowell. Ed. Herbert F. Smith. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1969. PS2315 S6

The English poets: Lessing, Rousseau; essays. With "An apology for a preface." Port Washington, NY: Kennikat P, 1970. PS2322 E5

James Russell Lowell's The Biglow papers, first series. DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1977. PS2306 .A1

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Goodman, Susan. Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857-1925. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 2011.

Heymann, C. David. American aristocracy: the lives and times of James Russell, Amy, and Robert Lowell. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1980. PS129 .H44

Knight, Denise D. ed. Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

MacDonnell, Kevin B. A Descriptive Catalogue of the James Russell Lowell Collection. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1992.

Mott, Wesley T. ed. The American Renaissance in New England. Detroit: Gale, 2001.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 3: James Russell Lowell." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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