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…its telling makes this a favorite among teachers and students. Tom Sawyer is generally considered the first genuine American coming-of-age novel. Our Literary Touchstone Classics are unabridged, complete texts, and come with unbelievable prices. Each book is a value-priced, high-quality trade…

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…Cather’s classic frontier story of an immigrant family’s struggles in the American prairie. This feminist version of the manifest-destiny story portrays the matriarch of a transplanted European family as she learns to understand and work with the land of the American West. Our Literary…

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…Paine's pamphlet of early 1776 with opening the minds of Americans to the evils of monarchy and the injustices of British rule. Let your students hear the voice of revolution with this inexpensive edition of Paine's classic of rhetoric and American History. This book is eligible for Prestwick House…

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…immigrants in The Jungle is almost unimaginably difficult. Share a vital piece of history with your classroom through this classic novel that changed the American food industry forever. With its vivid imagery and powerful message about self-perpetuating political corruption, management-union…

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The Glass Menagerie is a classic American play about family and freedom. The Teaching Unit for The Glass Menagerie gives you a comprehensive academic framework that saves you hours of prep work. You can rely on this well-researched unit as a strong base for your lesson plan — it was written by…

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This classic American play about desperate family love and the unquenchable desire for freedom is as poignant and pertinent today as it was when Tennessee Williams wrote it. In an era in which nearly half of the books published seem to be self-help books on building self-esteem, the study of Laura…

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…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 selections from Walden. Our Literary Touchstone Classics are…

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The "whys" and "wherefores" of using the "Readers Theatre Technique" in the English classroom. The reproducible 16 prepared scripts from classic British and American novels such as Red Badge of Courage, David Copperfield, Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, etc. can be used to introduce or in conjunction…

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…Tennessee Williams's dazzling drama of love, lust, and unbridled passion set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleans is an unrivaled classic of modern American theater. Blanche's search for happiness, Stanley’s approach to life, and Stella’s poor choice combine to give a vivid and…

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This is the abridged text of the classic American novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This story has become a classroom standard and has paved the way for much of modern American literature. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25% on…

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In this American classic, Steinbeck explores the concepts of friendship, sexism, racism, and euthanasia, which are highly relevant to modern students. Most important to the book is the idea of settling down to make a better life, which is the essence of the American Dream that pervades the novel.…

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Washington Irving’s skill as a descriptive storyteller really shines through in these two classic early American tales. In the first story, a Halloween favorite, Ichabod Crane meets his fate in the Headless Horseman. In the second tale, Rip Van Winkle falls into an enchanted twenty–year…

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