By Alfred Bendixen
That includes 37 essays by means of unusual literary students, A significant other to the yank Novel offers a entire single-volume remedy of the improvement of the unconventional within the usa from the past due 18th century to the current day.
- Represents the main accomplished single-volume advent to this well known literary shape presently on hand
- Features 37 contributions from quite a lot of individual literary students
- Includes essays on themes and genres, old overviews, and key person works, together with The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, the good Gatsby, Beloved, and plenty of extra.
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E. Rolvaag Their Fathers’ God George S. Schuyler Black No More T. S. Stribling The Forge Nathaniel West The Dream Life of Balso Snell 1932 Sherwood Anderson Beyond Desire Pearl Buck Sons Kenneth Burke Towards a Better Life Erskine Caldwell Tobacco Road Countee Cullen One Way to Heaven Edward Dahlberg From Flushing to Calvary John Dos Passos 1919 James T. Farrell Young Lonigan William Faulkner Light in August Rudolph Fisher The Conjure-Man Dies Vardis Fisher In Tragic Life Zelda Fitzgerald Save Me the Waltz Ellen Glasgow The Sheltered Life Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man Robert Herrick The End of Desire Grace Lumpkin To Make My Bread Charles Bernard Nordhoff and James Hall Mutiny on the Bounty Chronology of the American Novel T.
B. DuBois The Quest of the Silver Fleece Ellen Glasgow The Miller of Old Church Susan Glaspell The Visioning Henry Sydor Harrison Queed Owen Johnson Stover at Yale Mary Johnston The Long Roll xxxiii Kathleen Norris Mother Anne Douglas Sedgwick Tante Edith Wharton Ethan Frome Harold Bell Wright The Winning of Barbara Worth 1912 Gertrude Atherton Julia France and Her Times Mary Austin A Woman of Genius Theodore Dreiser The Financier Zane Grey Riders of the Purple Sage James Weldon Johnson The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Jack London The Scarlet Plague Edith Wharton The Reef 1913 James Branch Cabell The Soul of Melicent Willa Cather O Pioneers!
E. B. DuBois The Dark Princess Chronology of the American Novel 1928 Rudolph Fisher The Walls of Jericho Esther Forbes A Mirror for Witches Josephine Herbst Nothing is Sacred Nella Larsen Quicksand Sinclair Lewis The Man who Knew Coolidge Ludwig Lewisohn The Island Within Claude McKay Home to Harlem Robert Nathan The Bishop’s Wife Julia Peterkin Scarlet Sister Mary (Pulitzer Prize) Dawn Powell She Walks in Beauty Elizabeth Madox Roberts Jingling in the Wind Upton Sinclair Boston E. E. Smith The Skylark of Space Carl Van Vechten Spider Boy Edith Wharton The Children William Carlos Williams A Voyage to Pagany 1929 W.