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This collection includes some of American literature's greatest short stories throughout history, including "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Real Thing" by Henry James; "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. These stories will engage…

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…and Punishment The Great Gatsby As I Lay Dying A Farewell to Arms Their Eyes Were Watching God The Bluest Eye Hamlet The Importance of Being Earnest Our Town Death of a Salesman Raisin in the Sun Great American Poems Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson and Thoreau Black Boy Common Sense

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…they read. As a result, these students, lacking phrasing, intonation, and the ability to utilize multiple voices while they read, find reading literature, with its unfamiliar vocabulary and complete-compound sentences, and elaborate metaphors, very laborious. Consequently, a short novel that could…

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…introductory essay, Anthony Appiah explores the roots of African-American literature. He points out that writing itself was an act of rebellion for a population that assumed to be illiterate, and explains the distinctive American literary and cultural context of the time, without which these works…

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…said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain....it's the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that." He may have been engaging in hyperbole, but it’s hard to overestimate the influence this book has had on American literature and culture. Every…

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One of the most influential philosophical and artistic movements in American history, Transcendentalism is one of the main pillars of American literature. This anthology begins with Emerson's groundbreaking "Self-Reliance" and includes Thoreau's most influential essay, "Civil Disobedience," and…

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…Sound and the Fury is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century. Told in four separate voices, Faulkner has created some of the most memorable characters in American literature. Because of the density of its language and its narrative perspectives,…

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The classic tale of the struggle between man and nature underlies so much American literature you can't afford to let your students miss out. Now, you don't have to because of budget constraints. Although it is more expensive than other Dovers, the epic scale of the struggle and the book's high…

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Unquestionably a milestone in American literature, Ellison’s Invisible Man is a book that has continued to engross readers since its publication in 1952. Describing the unnamed narrator's experiences growing up in a black community in the South, attending and being expelled from college, and…

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…images of war. Since its publication, The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament and an incomparable work of American literature. Its structure, similar to a set of related short stories, will keep your classes reading eagerly, and what the soldiers endured will awaken…

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Arguably the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is an unforgettable tale of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. As one of the truly great writers of modern American literature, Hemingway boasts a punchy,…

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