Anthology of American Literature, Volume II

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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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 Alice Walker. This anthology is best known for its solid headnotes and introductions as well as a balance approach to selections.

Table of Contents

About the Editors
The Literature of the Late Nineteenth Century [New]
Reading the Historical Context [New]
From Life on the Mississippi [Sir Walter Scott and the Southern Character] [New]
From The Invisible Empire [New] Reading the Critical Context
From Criticism and Fiction [The Ideal Grasshopper] [American Fiction]
The Art of Fiction [New]
Fenimore Coopers Literary Offences
The Literature of the Late Nineteenth Century
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass Song of Myself
From Inscriptions To You Ones-Self
I Sing When I read the book I Hear America Singing Poets to Come
From Children of Adam From pent-up aching rivers
Out of the rolling ocean the crowd
As Adam, Early in the Morning Once
I passd through a populous city Facing west from Californias shores
From Calamus In paths untrodden Scented herbage of my breast
What Think You I take My Pen In Hand?
I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing
I hear it was charged against me Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
From Sea-Drift Out of the cradle endlessly rocking As I ebbd with the ocean of life
From By the Roadside When I heard the learnd astronomer
The Dalliance of the Eagles
From Drum-Taps Beat! Beat! Drums! Cavalry Crossing a Ford Bivouac on a Mountain Side Vigil strange
I kept on the field one night
A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown
A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim The Wound-Dresser
From Memories of President Lincoln When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomd
From Autumn Rivulets There was a child went forth Sparkles from the Wheel Who Learns My Lesson Complete?
Passage to India The Sleepers
From Whispers of Heavenly Death A noiseless patient spider
From Noon to Starry Night To a Locomotive in Winter
From Democratic Vistasp. 49
I never lost as much but twicep. 67
Success is counted sweetestp. 125
For each ecstatic instantp. 130
These are the days when Birds come backp. 165
A Wounded Deer leaps highestp. 185
Faith is a fine inventionp. 210
The thought beneath so slight a filmp. 214
I taste a liquor never brewedp. 216
Safe in their Alabaster Chambersp. 241
I like a look of Agonyp. 249
Wild Nights Wild Nights!p. 258
Theres a certain Slant of lightp. 280
I felt a Funeral, in my Brainp. 287
A Clock stoppedp. 303
The Soul selects her own Societyp. 324
Some keep the Sabbath going to Churchp. 328
A Bird came down the Walkp. 338
I know that He existsp. 341
After great pain, a formal feeling comesp. 401
What Soft Cherubic Creaturesp. 414
Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notchp. 435
Much Madness is divinest Sensep. 441
This is my letter to the Worldp. 448
This was a Poet It is Thatp. 449
I died for Beauty but was scarcep. 465
I heard a Fly buzz when I diedp. 510
It was not Death, for I stood upp. 520
I started Early Took my Dogp. 585
I like to see it lap the Milesp. 613
They shut me up in Prosep. 632
The Brain is wider than the skyp. 640
I cannot live with Youp. 650
Pain has an Element of Blankp. 657
I dwell in Possibilityp. 670
One need not be a
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