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Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: Realism to the Present (Anthology American Literature) Paperback – 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0130838155 ISBN-10: 0130838152 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 2223 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7th edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130838152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130838155
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. Volume II begins with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and moves through Toni Morrison. It reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, and multiple selections by authors that enables readers to compare and contrast different works. Numerous editions in their entirety include Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Crane's The Red Badge of Courage; William's The Glass Menagerie; Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and Miller's Death of a Salesman. Also featured are shorter works—such as “How to Tell a Story,” by Mark Twain; Poems by Rita Dove; short stories by Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison. For modern scholars of America's literary history, and readers who simply love to read—especially the classics.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LpqB on February 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
This huge textbook is a steal: hundreds of major works from the last century and a half, printed on quality paper, bound with a strong but flexible gum binding. If this were a hardcover, you'd pay twice the price for what it includes. It's thorough and scholarly, a tome that defines the Big League of anthologies. It's not for the shallow reader, though, who's accustomed to the sensuous audio-visuals of TV and the Internet. This is TEXT. Time to resuscitate the thinking mind, the patient intellect, the autonomous imagination.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
American Literature, Vol. 2 / 0-13-083815-2

This anthology completely reversed the long-standing impression formed in my childhood that American literature is intrinsically boring. This volume includes hundreds of wonderful examples of superb American literature, particularly and especially from minority voices that I had never before been exposed to. The short stories provided by female and African American authors are absolutely wonderful, and they provide an important contrast to the "traditional" authors taught predominantly in grade schools. Which isn't to say that the "traditional" authors aren't also good, just that the contrast provided here by the multitude of voices is absolutely crucial to the appreciation of the evolution of American literature. I highly recommend this volume for any private library, and I would bet that even the most well-read enthusiast can find at least one new author here to enjoy.

REALISM LITERATURE
- Adams, Henry
- Bierce, Ambrose
- Dickenson, Emily
- Cable, George Washington
- Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
- Chopin, Kate
- Crane, Stephen
- Dreiser, Theodore
- Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
- Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
- Harris, Joel Chandler
- Harte, Bret
- Howells, William Dean
- James, Henry
- Jewett, Sarah Orne
- London, Jack
- Norris, Frank
- Twain, Mark
- Wharton, Edith
- Whitman, Walt

TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE
- Albee, Edward
- Ammons, A.R.
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