John James Audubon Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Adams, Alexander B. John James Audubon: A Biography. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966, 510 p.

Biography containing primary and secondary bibliographies.

Chancellor, John. Audubon: A Biography. New York: Viking Press, 1978, 224 p.

Concise biography containing many reproductions of Audubon's paintings.

Durant, Mary, and Harwood, Michael. On the Road with John James Audubon. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1980, 638 p.

Account of Audubon's travels throughout North America.

Geiser, Samuel Wood. "Naturalists of the Frontier: Audubon in Texas." Southwest Review XVI, No. I (Autumn 1930): 109-35.

Account of Audubon's 1837 trip to Texas.

Herrick, Francis Hobart. Audubon the Naturalist. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1938, 951 p.

Comprehensive biography. Appendices include documents relating to Audubon's birth, lists of original subscribers to The Birds of America, and Audubon's prospectus for The Birds of America.


Brooks, Van Wyck. "Audubon." In his The World of Washington Irving, pp. 138-51. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1944.

Impressionistic account of Audubon's conception and production of The Birds of America and a tribute to his account of the American frontier.

Downs, Robert B. "King of Ornithological Painters: John James Audubon's The Birds of America, 1827-1838." In his Famous American Books, pp. 82-7. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971.

Examines the processes involved in the design and publication of The Birds of America.

Savage, Henry Lyttleton. "John James Audubon: A Backwoodsman in the Salon." The Princeton University Chronicle V, No. 4 (June 1944): 129-36.

Examines the Audubon collection held by the Princeton University Library.

Winterich, John T. "John James Audubon and The Birds of America." In his Books and the Man, pp. 141-54. New York: Greenberg, 1929.

Discusses the genesis and publication of The Birds of America.