Concise Anthology of American Literature

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9780131937925: Concise Anthology of American Literature

This book contains selections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition. Carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. It provides a wealth of additional contextual information surrounding the readings as well as the authors themselves. An expanded chronological chart and interaction time line help readers associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural developments. Other coverage includes a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, including the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors, and a reflection of the changing nature of the canon of American Literature. For anyone who likes to read the writings of American Literature–and wants to understand the connection between those words and their place in American history.

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This Anthology contains selections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of American Liteature, Fifth Edition. Some long Works have been excerpted for inclusion in the Concise Anthology. They include Franklin's Autobiography, Thoreau's Walden, and Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The following selections are included in the Concise Anthology but not in the two-volume set: "The Jolly Corner" by Henry James, "Neg Creol" by Kate Chopin, "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee.

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The Concise Anthology of American Literature, Fourth Edition containsselections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of AmericanLiterature, Sixth Edition. Carefully selected readings introduce thereaders to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times ofWilliam Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of SaulBellow and Toni Morrison. Appropriate for readers interested in American Literature.

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