Anthology of American Literature Vol. II : Realism to the Present

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
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For courses in American Literary Survey. This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Julia Alvarez. Volume II begins with Mark Twain and moves through the poetry of Billy Collins. This anthology, known for its solid headnotes and introductions now features 2 ways to customize.

Table of Contents

Mark Twain (1835ndash;1910)
ldquo;The Dandy Frightening the Squatter.rdquo;
ldquo;The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.rdquo;
From Old Times on the Mississippi
ldquo;A Boy Wants to Be a Pilot.rdquo;
ldquo;A `Cub' Pilot's Experience; or, Learning the River.rdquo;
ldquo;The Continued Perplexities of `Cub' Piloting.rdquo;
ldquo;Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech.rdquo;
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
ldquo;How to Tell a Story.rdquo;
From Letters from the Earth
ldquo;Letter III.rdquo;
ldquo;Letter IV.rdquo;
ldquo;A New England Nun.rdquo;
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849ndash;1909)
ldquo;A White Heron.rdquo;
Bret Harte
ldquo;Tennessee's Partner.rdquo;
George Washington Cable (1844ndash;1925)
ldquo;Belles Demoiselles Plantation.rdquo;
Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858ndash;1932)
ldquo;The Goophered Grapevine.rdquo;
Joel Chandler Harris (1848ndash;1908)
ldquo;How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox.rdquo;
ldquo;Free Joe and the Rest of the World.rdquo;
William Dean Howells (1837ndash;1920)
From Criticism and Fiction
Henry James (1843ndash;1916)
ldquo;Daisy Miller: A Study.rdquo;
ldquo;The Real Thing.rdquo;
ldquo;The Beast in the Jungle.rdquo;
ldquo;The Turn of the Screw.rdquo;
ldquo;The Art of Fiction.rdquo;
Ambrose Bierce (1842ndash;1914)
ldquo;An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.rdquo;
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860ndash;1935)
ldquo;The Yellow Wall-Paper.rdquo;
Kate Chopin (1851ndash;1904)
The Awakening
Stephen Crane (1871ndash;1900)
ldquo;Black riders came from the sea.rdquo;
ldquo;In the desert.rdquo;
ldquo;A God in wrath.rdquo;
ldquo;I saw a man pursuing the horizon.rdquo;
ldquo;Supposing that I should have the courage.rdquo;
ldquo;On the horizon the peaks assembled.rdquo;
ldquo;A man feared that he might find an assassin.rdquo;
ldquo;Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.rdquo;
ldquo;A man said to the universe.rdquo;
ldquo;A man adrift on a slim spar.rdquo;
ldquo;The Red Badge of Courage.rdquo;
ldquo;The Open Boat.rdquo;
Frank Norris (1870ndash;1902)
ldquo;A Deal in Wheat.rdquo;
Jack London (1876ndash;1916)
ldquo;The Law of Life.rdquo;
Edith Wharton (1862ndash;1937)
ldquo;The Other Two.rdquo;
ldquo;Roman Fever.rdquo;
Theodore Dreiser (1871ndash;1945)
Henry Adams (1838ndash;1918)
From The Education of Henry Adams
The Literature of the Twentieth Century (1900 TO 1945)
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868ndash;1963)
ldquo;The Souls of Black Folkrdquo;
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869ndash;1935)
ldquo;Luke Havergal.rdquo;
ldquo;Richard Cory.rdquo;
ldquo;Cliff Klingenhagen.rdquo;
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