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The American Tradition in Literature
Title : The American Tradition in Literature
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ISBN : 9780070494213
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 2

THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE has introduced nearly two million students to the historic sweep of American Literature. Now,in its eighth edition,this leading anthology once again presents the best collection published. Published in 3 volumes - I,II,and the Shorter Edition (a single volume) - they are all available in both hard and soft cover. This revision balancesTHE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE has introduced nearly two million students to the historic sweep of American Literature. Now,in its eighth edition,this leading anthology once again presents the best collection published. Published in 3 volumes - I,II,and the Shorter Edition (a single volume) - they are all available in both hard and soft cover. This revision balances the major writers with new and newly appreciated voices. Literary merit,as identified by the most current criticism,remains the guiding principle of selection. The headnotes and bibliographies have been extensively revised to reflect recent scholarship,and the new selections that have been added represent more fully early American literatrue and the latter half of the twentieth century. Now in its fourth decade,George and Barbara Perkins continue to create the standard by which all other American literature anthologies are judged.


The American Tradition in Literature Reviews

  • Jordan

    This book is the text of one of my Lit classes at LVC. It features some of the greatest contemporary writers and poets. There are many more, I will skip over some even if it seems like I included all of them. This is likely an expensive book (I don't recall what it cost me) but it beats purchasing several smaller books if you would like a sample of great writers. It also allows you to discover writers you may not have heard of or have heard of but have not encountered previously. I enjoyed all t [...]

  • Steven Peterson

    I am reviewing the 11th edition of this volume, even though that is not listed in when I try to view the volume.What a shame that this is currently unavailable. This is a wonderful compilation of American literature from Walt Whitman to Edwidge Danticat. There are many other writers, many of whom I was unaware. Confession: This is one of my son's college textbooks, and I heisted it to get a taste of the works therein!The book has selections from major writers, plus some essays placing the works [...]

  • Lisa (Harmonybites)

    This is the first volume of a compilation of important and representative selection of American literature from the Colonial Period to the Transcendentalists and other mid-19th century writers. All the usual suspects are here: The Mayflower Compact, a selection from Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, selections from The Federalist Papers, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, selections from Harriet Bee [...]

  • Shannan

    This was a textbook for an American Lit class. I enjoyed many of the story selections and feel like I got a good cross section of modern American fiction. I could have done with less poetry, but then I'm not a poetry girl! I'm just glad the class is almost over and I can read what i want to read!!!!

  • Scott N.

    This was another gem I acquired from Lit class. I liked this one as well.