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American  Literature  of  The  XIXth  Century
[1800-1900]

painting 'A Girl Reading' [1878] by British Italian artist Charles Edward Perugini [1839-1918]              short history

books on the subject

selected books

selected authors

links

There are half a dozen 'Best 100 List' pages here at Spirit of America Bookstore, and it was fun coding those pages: I learned a lot. But the real purpose of such pages is presenting to the visitor works of fiction and of non-fiction, and even of poetry, that are considered important. Now it is my turn!
This page of books that I say qualify as 'American Literature' of the XIXth Century is paired with a similar page for the XXth Century.
(For the XXIst Century, go here.)

TIME Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels Page = 29 from the XXth Century

Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime' Pages = 19 books + 16 duplicates

The Telegraph of U.K.'s List of Best 100 Novels Page = 2 books + 10 duplicates

The B.B.C.'s Top 100 Books List Page = 1 book + 13 duplicates

Top 100+ Children's Books Page = 2 books + 5 duplicates

Spirit of America Bookstore's Authors Pages = 8 books + 45 authors

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page = 5 authors


          short history, maybe
          t e x t
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American Literature Dept. at Wikipedia
Classic American Literature catalog {returns 6,600 titles} at Amazon
U.S literature catalog {returns 296,700 titles} at Amazon


Works About American Lit

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Oxford Companion to American Literature  "The Oxford Companion To American Literature" [orig 1982, rev 1995]
by James D. Hart, revisions by Phillip W. Leininger

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¾ 6th edition pb [10/95] for $15.00
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7½ 5th edition hardcover [10/83] out of print/many used
Columbia Literary History of the United States  
"The Columbia Literary History of The United States" [1988]
Edited by Emory Elliott

Columbia Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/88] for $144.50 {sic}
Masterpieces of American Literature book edited by Frank N. Magill  "Masterpieces of American Literature" [1993] Edited by Frank N. Magill
640 pages of summaries and analyses of over 200 essential American literary classics
Collins Reference 9½x7¾ hardcover [10/93] out of print/used

Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature book by Laurie E. Rozakis  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To American Literature" [1999] by Laurie E. Rozakis
Kindle Edition from Alpha/Penguin [1999 edition] for $11.99
Alpha Books 9x7¼ pb [8/99] out of print/many used
featuring Julia Alvarez, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs, Truman Capote, Denise Chαvez, John Cheever, Sandra Cisneros, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Countee Cullen, poet E.E. Cummings, poet Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, poet Robert Frost, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Mary Gordon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Washington Irving, Henry James, Erica Jong, Jack Kerouac, Jamaica Kincaid, Stephen King, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Least Heat Moon, poet Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud,
poet Edgar Lee Masters, Claude McKay, Herman Melville, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Frank Norris, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Rodriguez, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, poet Carl Sandburg, Anne Sexton, Leslie Marmon Silko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Steinbeck, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amy Tan, Henry David Thoreau, James Thurber, Jean Toomer, Mark Twain, John Updike, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Elie Wiesel, and Richard Wright - and a section about modern Canadian authors: Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Alfred Purdy, and Mordecai Richler

100 Great American Novels You've (Probably) Never Read book by Karl Bridges  "100 Great American Novels You've (Probably) Never Read" [2007] by Karl Bridges
Kindle Edition from Libraries Unlimited [2007 edition] for $41.60 {sic}
Libraries Unlimited 10x7¾ hardcover [9/2007] for $46.95
the 100 authors are: Horatio Alger ("Mark, The Match Boy", 1869); Edward Anderson; Mariano Azuela; Thomas Bell; Anne Bernays; Roark Bradford ("John Henry", 1931); Charles Brockden Brown; Frederick Buechner; Edward Bunker; Abraham Cahan; Ernest Callenbach ("Ecotopia", 1975); Vera Caspary ("Laura", 1942); Christopher Coe; Charles Waddell Chestnutt; Laurie Colwin; Robert Coover; John Cramer; Harry Crews; James Crumley ("The Wrong Case", 1975); Don DeLillo ("Players", 1977); Philip K. Dick ("Lies, Inc.", 1965); Harriett Doerr ("Stones For Ibarra", 1984); Herman Dreer; Edward Eggleston; Richard Elam, Jr. ("The Young Visitor To Mars", 1953); Ernest J. Finney; Berry Fleming; Ernest J. Gaines; Leonard Gardner ("Fat City", 1969); Joseph Geha; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Ellen Glas-gow; John Hawkes; Ernest Hebert; Marion Hedges; William Herrick; Chester Himes ("The Lonely Crusade", 1947); Alice Tisdale Hobart ("Oil For The Lamps of
China", 1933); Paul Hoover; Maureen Howard; William Dean Howells ("The Rise of Silas Lapham", 1885); Charles Johnson; Louis B. Jones; Sylvester Judd; John Keeble; John Keene; Lynn Lauber; Gus Lee; Milton Lesser; Deena Linett; Ross Lockridge, Jr. ("Raintree County", 1948); Grace Lumpkin; Michael Malone; Dexter Masters ("The Accident", 1955 re Los Alamos); William Maxwell; Robert McAlmon; Mary McCarthy ("The Groves of Academe", 1951); Jay McInerney ("The Story of My Life", 1988); Truman John Nelson; Jay Neugeboren; Fae Myenne Ng; Frank Norris ("McTeague: A Story of San Francisco", 1902); Myra Page; Americo Paredes; Joseph Stanley Pennell; Ann Petry; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; Connie Porter; Dawn Powell ("My Home Is Far Away", 1944); Charles T. Powers; J.F. Powers; Francine Prose; Chet Raymo; Arthur B. Reeve ("Guy Garrick", 1914); Conrad Richter ("The Sea of Grass", 1937); Sax Rohmer ("The Mask of Fu Manchu", 1932); Kim Ronyoung; James Salter; Thomas Sanchez ("Rabbit Boss", 1973); George Santayana ("The Last Puritan", 1936); Lynne Sharon Schwartz; Catherine Maria Sedgwick; Leslie Marmon Silko ("Ceremony", 1977); Elizabeth Spencer; Neal Stephenson; Elizabeth Drew Stoddard; Booth Tarkington ("Mary’s Neck", 1932); Jim Thompson ("South of Heaven", 1967); Maurice Thompson; Richard Vasquez ("Chicano", 1970); Susan Warner; James Welch; Glenway Westcott; Edmund White; Marianne Wiggins; Thornton Wilder ("The Cabala", 1926); Sherley Anne Williams; Richard Yates ("The Easter Parade", 1976); Anzia Yezierska; and George Zebrowski

"A History of American Literature" [1912] by William B. Cairns
http://www.amazon.com/History-American-Literature-William-Cairns/dp/1347158960/

"A college book of American literature" [1940] by Ellis et al
http://www.amazon.com/college-American-literature-briefer-course/dp/B000VDEW9G/
http://www.amazon.com/college-American-literature-briefer-course/dp/B0007EGP8A/ = 1949

"The Rise of The American Novel" [1948] by Alexander Cowie
http://www.amazon.com/Rise-American-Novel-Alexander-Cowie/dp/1258291991/
http://www.amazon.com/rise-American-novel-literature/dp/B0007E1058/
http://www.amazon.com/rise-American-novel-literature/dp/B000WUX7Q2/

"Early American Writing (Penguin Classics)" [2/94]
http://www.amazon.com/Early-American-Writing-Penguin-Classics-ebook/dp/B004LB4SOI/

"The Cambridge Introduction to The Nineteenth-Century American Novel" [11/2007] by Gregg Crane
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Introduction-Nineteenth-Century-Introductions-Literature-ebook/dp/B001UE8DZ4/

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America book by Thomas C. Foster  "Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged
Our National Identity" [2011] by Thomas C. Foster

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [5/2011] for $8.99
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] for $9.66
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] out of print/used
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] out of print/many used
the twenty-five books reported on are: "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" [1791]; "The Last of The Mohicans" [1826] by James Fenimore Cooper; "The Scarlet Letter" [1850] by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Moby-Dick" [1851] by Herman Melville; "Walden" [1854] by Henry David Thoreau; "Leaves of Grass" [1855-92] by Walt Whitman; "Little Women" [1868] by Louisa May Alcott; "Huckleberry Finn" [1884] by Mark Twain; "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1900] by L. Frank Baum; "My Antonia" [1918] by Willa Cather; "The Weary Blues" [poem 1925] by Langston Hughes; "The Great Gatsby" [1925] by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "The Sun Also Rises" [1926] by Ernest Hemingway; "The Maltese Falcon" [1929] by Dashiell Hammett; "Their Eyes Were Watching God" [1937] by Zora Neale Hurston; "The Grapes of Wrath" [1939] by John Steinbeck; "The Adventures of Augie March" [1953] by Saul Bellow; "On The Road" [1957] by Jack Kerouac; "The Cat In The Hat" [1957] by Dr. Seuss; "To Kill A Mockingbird"
[1960]
by Harper Lee; "The Crying of Lot 49" [1966] by Thomas Pynchon; "Song of Solomon" [1977] by Toni Morrison; "Love Medicine" [1984] by Louise Erdrich; plus poetry by Robert Frost and a novel by William Faulkner

"American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929" [6/2011] by Philip R. Yannella
http://www.amazon.com/American-Literature-Context-1865-1929-ebook/dp/B005FMOL58/

Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry book edited by Kerry Larson  "The Cambridge Companion To Nineteenth-Century American Poetry" [2012]
Edited by Kerry Larson

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [3/2014] for $24.00 {sic}
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $29.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2012] for $110.00 {sic}

"Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing From Nineteenth-Century American Literature" [9/2013] by Shari Goldberg
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Testimony-Witnessing-Nineteenth-Century-Literature/dp/0823254771/

"The Latest Early American Literature" [1/2016] by R.C. De Prospo $ 83.10
http://www.amazon.com/Latest-Early-American-Literature-ebook/dp/B01AIWA900/

"The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American West" [6/2016] by Steven Frye
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Companion-Literature-American-Companions-ebook/dp/B01GG094CM/

"The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers" (Penguin Classics) [7/2017]
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Nineteenth-Century-African-American-Classics-ebook/dp/B01GDLYRFS/


"The Concise Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1865" [] by Paul Lauter
http://www.amazon.com/Anthology-American-Literature-Concise-Paperback/dp/B01181UUUY/
http://www.amazon.com/Concise-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/B01NCQP6NA/

"The Concise Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 2: 1865 to the Present" [5/2013] by Paul Lauter
http://www.amazon.com/Concise-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1285080009/
http://www.amazon.com/Concise-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/128507999X/
http://www.amazon.com/Concise-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/B01MY2TET5/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature, General Edition" []
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature-Paperback/dp/B0038PVBPM/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume A" [1/2013] by Paul Lauter & Richard Yarborough
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1133310222/
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature-Beginnings/dp/0618897992/
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature-2013-01-31/dp/B01FGKZFHQ/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume B" [4/2013] by Paul Lauter & Richard Yarborough
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1133310230/
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature-2013-04-03/dp/B01FGL0FW0/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume C" [] 2013 by Paul Lauter & Richard Yarborough
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1133310249/
http://www.amazon.com/Lauter-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/B00SCST5CQ/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume D" [] by Paul Lauter & Richard Yarborough
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1133310257/
http://www.amazon.com/Lauter-Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/B00SCSDPS6/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume E" [] by Paul Lauter & Richard Yarborough
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature/dp/1133310265/

"The Heath Anthology of American Literature, 5th Edition, Volumes A, B, C, D, E" [] by Paul Lauter
http://www.amazon.com/Heath-Anthology-American-Literature-Volumes/dp/B00LWFAVOM/


Selected  Books
Classic American Literature catalog {returns 6,600 titles} at Amazon
U.S literature catalog {returns 296,700 titles} at Amazon

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"A Tramp Across The Continent" [Scribner's 1892]
by Charles F. Lummis [1859-1928]
A Tramp Across The Continent book by Charles F. Lummis  In 1884, Ohio newpaperman Charles Lummis accepted a job in the Far West town of Los Angeles, Cali-fornia and decided to journey there on foot. He sent dispatches of his adventures weekly, which were syndicated and became a huge national hit. The 3,500-mile journey took 143 days and when he arrived in Los Angeles, he was given a parade. The book of his articles and journal notes was published in 1892.
{ ‡:1930s & other editions have Prologue & Introduction by Dudley Chadwick Gordon.}

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2015] for 99’
Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [6/2017] for $13.57
Univ NE Press 8x5¼ pb [5/1982] for $24.95
Palala Press 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $25.95
‡ Calvin Horn 9x5¾ hardcover [1969] out of print/used

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #42 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #16 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" 1885 Novel & Movies Page

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GREEN CHECK: listed #41 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876] by Mark Twain [1835-1910]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" 1876 Novel

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"Democracy In America" [1835 & 1840]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_in_America
Alexis de Tocqueville [1805-59]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville

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"The House of The Seven Gables" [Ticknor & Fields 1851] by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]

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"The Last of The Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" [1826]
by James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851]

While coding a Native American Film Festival Page for the 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore website, I discovered that "The Last of The Mohicans" is the only Native American-themed tale with multiple films made from it, and in fact, it was made three times as a silent short, three times as a silent feature (one in Germany), as a 1957 TV series, as four long-form TV movies, as three TV mini-series, and as eight sound feature films. The 'Last of The Mohicans' Section on that page was cut to its own page in Summer 2017.

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  GREEN CHECK: listed #9 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Little Women" [1868-69] by novelist Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

"The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys" [ ] by Louisa May Alcott
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Little-Women-coming-age-ebook/dp/B00YQ30L4C/
http://www.amazon.com/LITTLE-WOMEN-coming-age-experiences-ebook/dp/B01BFSKAG4/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #2 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  "Moby-Dick: or, The Whale" [1851] by Herman Melville [1819-91]
Monomaniacal Captain Ahab seeks vengeance on the white whale which ate his leg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Dick_(1956_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Dick!_The_Musical
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Dick_(2010_film)

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"The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" [1849]
by Francis Parkman, Jr. [1823-93]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

The Oregon Trail book by Francis Parkman  Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trail book illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton  Edited with Introduction & Notes by Bernard Rosenthal [1996]
Tales of Parkman's summer tour of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas (not the actual Oregon Trail); originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine in 1847‑49, then published as a book in 1849. • book entry at Wikipedia
Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2008] for $7.55
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 pb [10/2008] for $11.18
"The Oregon Trail" [1849]
Edited by Mason Wade, Illustrated by Maynard Dixon

Heritage Press 10x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/many used
"The Oregon Trail" [1849] Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton
Intl. Collectors Library 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1945] out of print/used

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"Ramona: The Story of The White Man's Injustice To The Indian" [1884 novel]
by Helen Hunt Jackson [1830-85]
browse books • author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

filmed in 1910 (Mary Pickford), 1916, 1928, 1936 (Loretta Young) & 1946
The outdoor Ramona Pageant has been performed annually since 1923 in Hemet, California

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GREEN CHECK: listed #75 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Raven" narrative poem [1845] by Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49]
author entry at Wikipedia • poem entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #70 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Scarlet Letter" [1850] by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Letter_(1934_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Letter_(1995_film)

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"Spoon River Anthology" verse collection [1915] by Edgar Lee Masters [1868-1950]
244 epitaphs in verse serialized in Reedy's Mirror Magazine in 1915-16 and published as a book in 1915 by Macmillan & Co.
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Spoon-River-Anthology-Edgar-Masters/dp/1354714377/
http://www.amazon.com/Spoon-River-Anthology-Anniversary-Classics/dp/0451530586/

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"The Turn of The Screw" [1898] by Henry James [1843-1916]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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"Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea" [1840 memoir]
by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. [1815-82]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" [1852] by Harriet Beecher Stowe [1811-96]
published in an abolitionist newspaper from June 1851 to March 1852, then as a book in 1852
"A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin" [1853]


Selected  Authors

American Authors In Prose and Poetry in Twelve Volumes from 1900  "American Authors In Prose and Poetry in Twelve Volumes"
[P.F. Collier & Son, 1900 & 1940]

6 volumes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 3 volumes of Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Volume 10 Henry W. Longfellow & William Cullen Bryant, Volume 11
John Whittier, Volume 12 Oliver Wendell Holmes & James Russell Lowell
P.F. Collier & Son hardcover set [1940] long out of print/used

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Spirit of America Bookstore's American Transcendentalism Movement Page
"Transcendentalism was the New England movement of the 1830s and 1840s that brought together Romanticism in
literature and social reform in politics. Its partisans argued for the rights of women, the abolition of slavery, and, in some
cases, the socialization of labor and equal distribution of profits. They were America’s first avant-garde."

top of page • short history • primary members • other members •
plays, movies, other media • works about Transcendentalism • links

"Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800-1860" [3/2010] by Andrew Ladd and Karen Meyers
http://www.amazon.com/Romanticism-Transcendentalism-1800-1860-Backgrounds-Literature-ebook/dp/B00D444FY6/

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poet William Cullen Bryant [1794-1878]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cullen_Bryant

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Katherine O'Flaherty 'Kate' Chopin [1850-1904] was based in Louisiana
browse books • IMDb listing • entry at Wikipedia •

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Stephen Crane [1871-1900]

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet Emily Dickinson [1830-86] Page

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Transcendentalist
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82] Page

top of page • short profile • primary works • other works • works about Ralph Waldo Emerson
Transcendentalism • friends & family • links

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

Library of America Ralph Waldo Emerson  Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures [1983]
Edited by Joel Porte

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [11/83] for $23.10
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Collected Poems and Translations [1994]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/94] for $25.55
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays & Poems [1996]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America College Editions pb [5/96] for $15.95

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Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

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Bret Harte [1836-1902]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Great Lit Online • Gutenberg etexts

Zpub's Bret Harte webpage

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64] Page
top of page • short profile • primary works • other works • movies, plays, other media •
Kindle Editions • works about Nathaniel Hawthorne • Transcendentalism • family & friends • links

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society [est. 1974]

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
O. Henry {Wm. S. Porter 1862-1910} Pages
top of page 1 | short profile | original collections | later collections | Kindle Editions | links
top of page 2 | single-story books | works about O. Henry | plays, audio, other media | movies & TV
O. Henry's "The Gift of The Magi" Page

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Washington Irving [1783-1859]
America's first genuine internationally best-selling author

"The Complete Works of Washington Irving in One Volume, With a Memoir of The Author" [1834]

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-82]
browse books • entry at Wikipedia

Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Works of Henry W. Longfellow" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2014] for 99’
The Complete Poetry section includes: "Ballads and Other Poems"; "The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems"; "Birds of Passage"; "Christus: A Mystery"; "The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems"; "Earlier Poems"; "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadia"; "Flower-de-Luce"; "Fragments"; "In The Harbor"; "Judas Maccabζus: A Poetic Drama"; "Juvenile Poems"; "Kιramos and Other Poems"; "The Masque of Pandora and Other Poems"; "Michel Angelo: A Fragment"; "Poems On Slavery"; "The Seaside and The Fireside"; "The Song of Hiawatha"; "Songs and Sonnets"; "The Spanish Student: A Poetic Drama"; "Tales of A Wayside Inn (with 'Paul Revere's Ride'); "Ultima Thule"; and "Voices of The Night"; plus Translations, two novels ("Hyperion: A Romance" and "Kavanagh"), and travel writings ("Outre-mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond The Sea")

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49] Page
top of page • short profile • primary works • other works • plays, other media • movies & TV
Kindle Editions • works about Edgar Allan Poe • family & friends • links

Library of America Edgar Allan Poe  Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales [1984] Edited by Patrick F. Quinn
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $24.75
Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews [1984] Edited by G. R. Thompson
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $31.50
Poe: Poetry, Tales & Selected Essays [1996]
Edited by Patrick F. Quinn & G. R. Thompson

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [10/96] for $16.10
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe  "Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" [1966]
Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/84] for $16.47
Doubleday hardcover [1/66] out of print/many used
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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page
top of page • short profile • primary works • other works • plays, movies, other media
works about Henry David Thoreau • Transcendentalism • family & friends • links

Henry David Thoreau Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Library of America Henry David Thoreau  Henry David Thoreau: "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers",
"Walden, or Life In The Woods", "The Maine Woods", "Cape Cod" [1985]
Edited by Robert F. Sayre

Library of America 8x5½ hardcover [9/85] for $23.10
includes books "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers" [1849], "Walden,
or Life In The Woods" [1854], "The Maine Woods" [1864] and "Cape Cod" [1865]

Henry David Thoreau: Collected Essays and Poems [2001]
Edited by Elizabeth Hall Witherell

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [4/2001] for $23.10
Thoreau: "Walden", "Maine Woods", Essays & Poems [2007]
Edited by Robert F. Sayre & Elizabeth Hall Witherell

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [6/2007] for $17.95

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Mark Twain {Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835-1910} Page
top of page • short profile • primary works • other works • plays, movies, other media
Kindle Editions • works about Mark Twain • image gallery • friends & family • links

Mark Twain Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Library of America Mark Twain Mississippi Writings  
Library of America Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays  
Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings [1982] Edited by Guy Cardwell
Library of America hardcover [11/82] for $23.10
includes "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876], "Life On The Mississippi" [1883], "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1884] & "Pudd'nhead Wilson" [1894]
Mark Twain: Historical Romances [1994] Edited by Susan K. Harris
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/94] for $25.55
includes "The Prince and The Pauper" [1882], "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889], "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" [1896]
Mark Twain: "The Gilded Age" and Later Novels [2002]
Edited by Hamlin L. Hill

Library of America hardcover [1/2002] for $26.40
includes "The Gilded Age" [1873], "The American Claimant" [1892], "Tom Sawyer Abroad" [1894], "Tom Sawyer, Detective" [1896], "No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger [1916]
Mark Twain: 1869 "The Innocents Abroad" & 1872 "Roughing It" [1984]
Edited by Guy Cardwell

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1/84] for $23.10
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays, 1852–1890 [1992]
Edited by Louis J. Budd

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/92] for $29.20
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays, 1891-1910 [1992]
Edited by Louis J. Budd

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/92] for $26.40

The Bohemians / Mark Twain / San Francisco Writers book by Ben Tarnoff  "The Bohemians: Mark Twain and The San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature" [2014] by Ben Tarnoff
Members of San Francisco's Bohemian Club created a new American literary style utterly different than the elite & effete literature of the East Coast establishment; members circa 1863 to 1870 included Mark Twain, Bret Harte, gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard, and later California Poet Laureate Ina Coolbrith.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [3/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2014] for $20.93
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Gen. Lew Wallace [1827-1905]
soldier, politician, and author Wallace is most famous for his 1880 novel "Ben-Hur"
Lew Wallace entry at Wikipedia • Author Section on the "Ben-Hur" Page

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Walt Whitman [1819-92] Page
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Walt Whitman Poetry & Prose  Walt Whitman: Selected Poems [2003]
Edited by Harold Bloom

47 works by the "greatest of all American poets"
LoA/American Poets Project 7¾x5 hardcover [1/2003] for $15.60
Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose [1996]
Edited by Justin Kaplan

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [5/96] for $17.05
includes "Leaves of Grass", 17 other poems, and 'his complete prose'

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poet John Greenleaf Whittier [1807-92]


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