A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Edward Everett Hale’s The Man Without a Country, a short story written during the Civil War.
As a work of patriotic literature, The Man Without a Country bolstered support across the U.S. for the Union in the North. Moreover, Hale uses irony, mystery, and realism to tell the gripping story of a man who feels seemingly no patriotism or connection to his country during a war in which he must take part.
Edward Everett Hale (April 3, 1822– June 10, 1909) was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister, best known for his writings such as "The Man Without a Country", published in Atlantic Monthly, in support of the Union during the Civil War. He was the grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, the American spy during the Revolutionary War.