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CONTENTS:

The 17th century

The 18th century

Early 19th-century literature

From the Civil War to 1914

The 20th century. Writing from 1914 to 1945

The 20th century. After World War II



 
 


The 17th century



John Smith
William Penn
John Winthrop
Michael Wigglesworth
Anne Bradstreet
Edward Taylor
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 18th century


Cotton Mather
Jonathan Edwards
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Paine
Thomas Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton
Philip Freneau
Royall Tyler
William Hill Brown
Hugh Henry Brackenridge
Charles Brockden Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 


Early 19th-century literature


William Cullen Bryant

Washington Irving
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
"Rip Van Winkle"

Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

James Fenimore Cooper

Edgar Allan Poe

1. "Ligeia"
2. "The Raven" Illustrations by Gustave Dore
3.
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
4. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Edmund Dulac
5. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Harry Clarke

John Pendleton Kennedy
William Gilmore Simms
James Russell Lowell

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Song of Hiawatha"


Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ralph Waldo Emerson "Nature"

Henry David Thoreau
Bronson Alcott
Margaret Fuller
William Lloyd Garrison
John Greenleaf Whittier
George Bancroft
Francis Parkman
Nathaniel Hawthorne


Herman Melville      
"Moby Dick or The Whale" PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV, PART V
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent 

Walt Whitman "Leaves of Grass"

 

 

 

 

 

 


From the Civil War to 1914


Bret Harte
Harriet Beecher Stowe
William Sydney Porter ("O. Henry")

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
"The Prince and the Pauper"
Chapter I-IV, Chapter V-VII, Chapter VIII-XI,
Chapter XII-XIV, Chapter XV-XVII, Chapter XVIII-XXI,
Chapter XXII-XXVI, Chapter XXVII-XXXI, Chapter XXXII-XXXIII


William Dean Howells
Hamlin Garland
Theodore Dreiser

Jack London
Stephen Crane
Frank Norris
Henry James
Upton Sinclair
Henry Adams

Emily Dickinson "Poems"

Charles Sanders Peirce
William James
Bordon Parker Bowne
John Dewey

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 20th century. Writing from 1914 to 1945


Eugene O’Neill
Maxwell Anderson

Robert E. Sherwood
Marc Connelly
Elmer Rice
Lillian Hellman

Thornton Wilder
William Saroyan
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Robert Frost "Poems"

Vachel Lindsay
Carl Sandburg
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Ezra Pound
William Carlos Williams
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell
Sherwood Anderson
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sinclair Lewis
Ernest Hemingway
William Faulkner
John Steinbeck

Katherine Anne Porter
Jack Kerouac

Willa Cather
Pearl S. Buck
Mortimer Adler
Erich Fromm
Willard Van Orman Quine
Ayn Rand
Richard Rorty

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 20th century. After World War II



Robert Penn Warren
Henry Miller
Truman Capote
Paul Bowles
James Baldwin
Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs
Norman Mailer
Irwin Shaw
Joseph Heller
Kurt Vonnegut
John Barth
Donald Barthelme
Thomas Pynchon
J.D. Salinger
Saul Bellow
Bernard Malamud
Philip Roth
Isaac Bashevis Singer
John Cheever
Ray Bradbury
Isaac Asimov
Robert Anson Heinlein
Raymond Carver
E.L. Doctorow
Arthur Miller
Tennessee Williams
Edward Albee

John Updike
Gore Vidal

 

 
 
 
 
 

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