Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century to 1865

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

Paul P. Reuben
October 16, 2016

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Known as "the Sweet Singer of Hartford," Lydia Sigourney was a prolific writer who published over fifty books before her death.

Primary Works

Traits of the Aborigines of America, 1822; Sketch of Connecticut, Forty Years Since, 1824; Poems, 1827; Zinzendorff and Other Poems, 1835; Illustrated Poems, 1848; Past Meridian, 1854; Lucy Howard's Journal, 1858; Letters of Life, 1866. 

Lydia Sigourney: Selected Poetry and Prose. Kelly, Gary. ed. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2008.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Baker, Dorothy Z. ed. Poetics in the Poem: Critical Essays on American Self-Reflexive Poetry. NY: Peter Lang, 1997.

Estes, Glenn E. ed. American Writers for Children Before 1900. Detroit: Gale, 1985.

Harris, Sharon M. ed. Redefining the Political Novel: American Women Writers, 1797-1901. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1995.

Hudock, Amy E. and Katharine Rodier. eds. American Women Prose Writers, 1820-1870. Detroit: Gale, 2001.

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

Knight, Denise D., and Emmanuel S. Nelson. eds. Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997.

Schramer, James, and Donald Ross. eds. American Travel Writers, 1776-1864. Detroit: Gale, 1997.

Showalter, Elaine. ed. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers. NY: Vintage, 2011.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

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