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Aug 11, 2015 Alan Johnson rated it it was amazing
This book, written by a professor of English, is both a historical account of the life of Royall Tyler (1757-1826) and a literary discussion of Tyler's poetry and prose. Tyler grew up in Boston during the memorable events that occurred before and during the early years of the Revolutionary War. When his father died in 1771, Tyler received a substantial inheritance, a portion of which he squandered in a youthful profligate lifestyle. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard shortly ...more