Popular American Literature of the 19th Century
As the popularity of traditional period courses in American and English literature declines in favour of multi-cultural and multi-national clustering of works, a demand for anthologies grouping different texts in different categories is increasing. These collections will be used in courses focused specificially on the anthology contents, but it is more likely that they will be adopted as one of several texts in an American Studies programme. American popular literature is one subject area enjoying a strong revival in such programmes. This anthology will focus on major works, which will be included in their entirety or in extensive excerpts. Many of these titles exist in expensive individual editions or are not readily available. Gutjahr's selections will incude works that are not contained in American literature survey anthology texts.
- Paperback | 1248 pages
- 155.4 x 233.4 x 45mm | 1,293.87g
- 22 Feb 2001
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- numerous halftones
Table of contents
Mason Lcoke Weems, A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington, Hymen's Recruiting Sergeant ; American Tract Society - The Forgiving African; Poor Sarah; To Mothers; Beware of Bad Books; Murderers of Fathers and Mothers; Novel-Reading ; The Pearl, or Affection's Gift, 1833 ; Maria Monk, Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal ; Robert Montgomery Bird, Sheppard Lee ; Catherin Beecher, Treatise on Domestic Economy ; George Lippard; The Quaker City or the Monks of Monk Hall ; E.D.E.N. Southworth; The Wife's Victory; The Married Shrew: A Sequel to the Wife's Victory ; Oswald S. and Lorenzo N. Fowler; The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology ; Donald Mitchell (IK Marvel); Reveries of a Bachelor ; George Aiken; Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Domestic Drama in Six Acts ; T.S. Arthur; Ten Nights in a Bar-Room ; Six Species of Men ; Bret Harte; John Jenkins or The Smoker Reformed; Muck-a-Muck: A Modern Indian Tale after Cooper; The Luck of Roaring Camp; Miggles; Plain Languge from Truthful James; Further Language from Truthful James; The Latest Chinese Outrage ; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; The Silent Partner ; McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader ; Thomas C. Harbaugh; Plucky Phil of the Mountain Trail ; Laura Jean Libbey; The Master Workman's Oath ; Charles Sheldon; In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?