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The The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 2: From 1865 to 1922

By Bob Blaisdell

On the finish of the Civil struggle, one other lengthy and hard fight all started because the kingdom tried to reunite. Literature provided a course towards team spirit, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of significant American authors from the war's finish to the sunrise of the Jazz Age.

Featured works comprise these of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and different poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented one of the storytellers, in addition to Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. 3 brief novels seem of their entirety: Daisy Miller through Henry James, The name of the Wild via Jack London, and Ethan Frome through Edith Wharton. Speeches by means of Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by way of Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and plenty of different decisions recapture a colourful period in American literature. Informative introductory notes complement the authoritative texts.

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