American literature

edited by William E. Cain

(Penguin academics)

Pearson Longman, c2004

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Includes bibliographical references and index



v. 1 ISBN 9780321116239


As part of the Penguin Academic series, American Literature offers a wide range of selections with minimal editorial apparatus at an affordable price.


  • Letter to the Reader: Understanding and Enjoying American Literature. BEGINNINGS. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). From Letter to Luis de Santangel Regarding the First Voyage (February 15, 1493).From Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella Regarding the Fourth Voyage (July 7, 1503).Bartolome de las Casas (1474-1566). The Very Brief Relation of the Devastation of the Indies.From Hispaniola (excerpt).The Iroquois Creation Story (version by David Cusick).John Smith (1580-1631). From A Description of New England (excerpt).From Settlement to New Nation. William Bradford (1590-1657). Of Plymouth Plantation.Book I, Chapter IX. Of Their Voyage and How They Passed the Sea
  • and of Their Safe Arrival.at Cape Cod.Book I, Chapter X. Showing How They Sought Out a Place of Habitation
  • and What Befell Thereabout.Book II, Chapter XI. The Remainder of Anno 1620.[The Mayflower Compact].Book II, Chapter XII. Anno 1621 [First Thanksgiving].John Winthrop (1588-1649). A Model of Christian Charity.Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672). The Prologue.The Author to Her Book.Before the Birth of One of Her Children.To My Dear and Loving Husband.Mary Rowlandson (c. 1636-1711). A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (excerpt).Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729). Preparatory Meditations.Meditation 22 (First Series).Meditation 38 (First Series).Cotton Mather (1663-1728). The Wonders of the Invisible World.[A People of God in the Devil's Territories].The Trial of Martha Carrier.Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). Personal Narrative.Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). The Way to Wealth.Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America.The Autobiography (excerpt, from Part Two).John Woolman. (1720-1772). Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes. [Part One].J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813). Letters from an American Farmer.Letter III. What Is an American.John Adams (1735-1826) and Abigail Adams (1744-1818). The Letters of John and Abigail Adams.John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [Reflections on the Declaration of Independence].Thomas Paine. (1737-1809). Common Sense.Introduction.III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs.The Crisis, No. 1.Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). The Declaration of Independence.Notes on the State of Virginia (excerpt).The Federalist. No. 10 [James Madison].Philip Freneau (1752-1832). The Indian Burying Ground.On the Religion of Nature.Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784). On Being Brought from Africa to America.To S.M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works.To His Excellency General Washington.Letters.To Rev. Samson Occom (February 11, 1774) [The Natural Rights of Negroes].THE MAKING OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. Washington Irving (1783-1859). Rip Van Winkle.James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The American Democrat (excerpt).The Cherokee Memorials. Memorial of the Cherokee Citizens, December 18, 1829].Lydia Hoawrd Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865). The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers.William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878). Thanatopsis.The Prairies.William Apess (1798-1839). An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man.Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). The American Scholar.Self-Reliance.Concord Hymn.The Rhodora.Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). Young Goodman Brown.The May-Pole of Merry Mount.The Minister's Black Veil.The Scarlet Letter.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The Jewish Cemetery at Newport.My Lost Youth.John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). Ichabod!Oliver Wendell Holmes. Old Ironsides.Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). To Helen.The Raven.Annabel Lee.The Tell-Tale Heart.The Purloined Letter.The Fall of the House of Usher.Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.Margaret Fuller (1810-1850). The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women (excerpt).Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896). Uncle Tom's Cabin (excerpt).Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897). Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (complete).Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Resistance to Civil Government.Life Without Principle.Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). Letter to His Former Master, 1848.Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Song of Myself.When I Heard at the Close of the Day.I Saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing.When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom'd.Democratic Vistas.Herman Melville (1819-1891). Hawthorne and His Mosses (excerpt).Bartleby the Scrivener.Moby Dick (excerpts).Battle-Pieces.The Portent.The March into Virginia.Henry Timrod (1828-1867). Ode: Sung on the Occasion of Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead.Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). 130 ("These are the days when Birds come back-").199 ("I'm 'wife'-I've finished that-").214 ("I taste a liquor never brewed-").216 ("Safe in their Alabaster Chambers-").241 ("I like a look of Agony").249 ("Wild Nights-Wild Nights!").258 ("There's a certain Slant of light").280 ("I felt a Funeral, in my Brain").303 ("The Soul selects her own Society-").324 ("Some keep the Sabbath going to Church-").341 ("After great pain, a formal feeling comes-").348 ("I dreaded that first Robin, so").441 ("This is my letter to the World").448 ("This was a Poet-It is That").465 ("I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-").501 ("This World is not Conclusion").520 ("I started Early-Took my Dog-").632 ("The Brain-is wider than the Sky-").650 ("Pain-has an Element of Blank-").709 ("Publication-is the Auction").712 ("Because I could not stop for Death-").754 ("My Life had stood-a Loaded Gun-").986 ("A narrow Fellow in the Grass").1129 ("Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-").1545 ("The Bible is an antique Volume-").1732 ("My life closed twice before its close
  • ").Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson.[Say If My Verse Is Alive?] (April 15, 1862).[Thank You for the Surgery] (April 25, 1862).Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910). Life in the Gran-Mills.

v. 2 ISBN 9780321116246


As part of the Penguin Academic series, American Literature offers a wide range of selections with minimal editorial apparatus at an affordable price.


Letter to the Reader: The Invention of American Literature. MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910). The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.Bret Harte (1836-1902). The Outcasts of Poker Flat.W. D. Howells (1837-1920). Editha.Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). The Dying Words of Jackson.Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?). Chickmauga.Henry James (1843-1916). The Pupil.Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908). The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story.Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox.Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). A White Heron.Emma Lazarus ((1849-1887). The New Colossus.Kate Chopin (1850-1904). The Storm.Mary E Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930). The Revolt of "Mother."Booker T. Washington (1856?-1915). Up From Slavery.Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address.Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932). The Sheriff's Children.Hamlin Garland (1860-1940). Under the Lion's Paw.Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). The Yellow Wall-paper.Edith Wharton (1862-1937). The Other Two.W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963). The Souls of Black Folk.III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others.Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950). Lucinda Matlock.Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935). Richard Cory.Miniver Cheevy.Eros Turannos.Stephen Crane (1871-1900). An Episode of War.Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945). Old Rogaum and His Theresa.Jack London (1876-1916). To Build a Fire.Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Sympathy.We Wear the Mask.Willa Cather (1873-1947). Paul's Case.Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The Gentle Lena.Amy Lowell (1874-1925). The Captured Goddess.Venus Transiens.Madonna of the Evening Flowers.September, 1918.New Heavens for Old.The Taxi.Robert Frost (1874-1963). The Pasture.Mending Wall.Home Burial.After Apple-Picking.The Wood-Pile.The Road Not Taken.Birches."Out, Out-."Fire and Ice.Nothing Gold Can Stay.Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.Desert Places.Design.Neither out Far nor in Deep.Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941). Winesburg, Ohio.Hands.Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Chicago.Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). The Snow Man.Sunday Morning.Anecdote of the Jar.Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.The Death of a Soldier.The Idea of Order at Key West.Of Modern Poetry.The Plain Sense of Things.Susan Glaspell (1882-1948). Trifles.William Carlos Williams (1883-1963). The Young Housewife.Portrait of a Lady.Spring and All.To Elsie.The Red Wheelbarrow.Death.This Is Just to Say.The Dance ("In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess").Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Portrait d'une Femme.A Pact.In a Station of the Metro.The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter.The Cantos.I ("And then went down to the ship").H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961). Oread.Leda.Helen.Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). To the Stone-Cutters.Shine, Perishing Republic.Hurt Hawks.Marianne Moore (1887-1972). Poetry.A Grave.To a Snail.T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). The Waste Land.The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.From Tradition and the Individual Talent.Gerontion.Four Quartets.Burnt Norton.John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974). Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter.Piazza Piece.Janet Waking.Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980). Flowering Judas.Claude McKay (1889-1948). If We Must Die.America.Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). The Gilded Six-Bits.Archibald Macleish (1892-1982). Ars Poetica.Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). Recuerdo.I Think I Should Have Loved You Presently.[I, being born a woman].Apostrophe to Man.I Too beneath Your Moon, Almighty Sex.Spring.I Forgot for a Moment.Dorothy Parker (1893-1967). General Review of the Sex Situation.e.e. cummings (1894-1962). in Just-.Buffalo Bill's.the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls."next to of course god america I"if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have.somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond.anyone lived in a pretty how town.James Thurber (1894-1961). The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.Jean Toomer (1894-1967). From Cane:Georgia Dusk.Fern.F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). Babylon Revisited.Louise Bogan (1897-1970). Medusa.Portrait.The Alchemist.The Crows.Women.William Faulkner (1897-1962). That Evening Sun.Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.Hart Crane (1899-1932). At Melville's Tomb.Voyages.I ("Above the fresh ruffles of the surf").III ("Infinite consanguinity it bears-").V ("Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime").The Bridge.Poem: To Brooklyn Bridge.Sterlking A. Brown (1901-1989). He Was a Man.Break of Day.Bitter Fruit of the Tree.Langston Hughes (1902-1967). The Negro Speaks of Rivers.Mother to Son.The Weary Blues.The South.Ruby Brown.Let America Be America Again.Poet to Patron.Ballad of the Landlord.Too Blue.Theme for English B.Poet to Bigot.I, Too.Countee Cullen (1903-1946). Yet Do I Marvel.Incident.Richard Wright (1908-1960). Long Black Song.Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). Effort at Speech Between Two People.Suicide Blues.Poem.AMERICAN PROSE SINCE WORLD WAR II. Eudora Welty (b. 1909). A Worn Path.John Cheever (1912-1982). The Enormous Radio.Bernard Malamud (1914-1986). The Mourners.Ralph Ellison (1914-1994). Battle Royal.Grace Paley (b. 1922). A Conversation with my Father.James Baldwin (1924-1987). Notes of a Native Son.Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964). Revelation.Toni Morrison (b. 1931). Recitatif.John Updike (b. 1932). Separating.Philip Roth (b. 1933). Defender of the Faith.Amiri Baraka (b. 1934). Dutchman.Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938). Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?Raymond Carver (1938-1988). A Small, Good Thing.Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995). The Lesson.Terrance McNally (1939-). Andre's Mother.Bobbie Ann Mason (1940). Shiloh.Anne Tyler (b. 1941). The Artificial Family.Alice Walker (b. 1944). Everyday Use.Tobias Wolff (1945). Say Yes.Tim O'Brien (b. 1947). The Things They Carried.Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948). Lullaby.David Leavitt. Territory.Alice Elliott Dark. In the Gloaming.Amy Tan (b. 1952). Two Kinds.Louise Erdrich (b. 1954). The Red Convertible.David Auburn (1969-). Proof.AMERICAN POETRY SINCE WORLD WAR II. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989). Bearded Oaks.American Portrait: Old Style.Mortal Limit.After the Dinner Party.George Oppen (1908-1984). The Hills.Workman.Theodore Roethke (1908-1963). Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze.My Papa's Waltz.The Waking.Night Crow.I Knew a Woman.In a Dark Time.Charles Olson (1910-1970). The Maximus Poems.Maximus, to Himself.Celestial Evening, October 1967.Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). The Fish.Sestina.In the Waiting Room.The Moose.One Art.Robert Hayden (1913-1980). Homage to the Empress of the Blues.Frederick Douglass.Dudley Randall (b. 1914). The Melting Pot.William Stafford (1914-1993). Traveling Through the Dark.Randall Jarrell (1914-1965). The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.The Woman at the Washington Zoo.John Berryman (1914-1972). Dream Songs.14 ("Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so").29 ("There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart").40 ("I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son").45 ("He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back").385 ("My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying").Robert Lowell (1917-1977). Mr. Edwards and the Spider.Memories of West Street and Lepke.Skunk Hour.Night Sweat.For the Union Dead.Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917). We Real Cool.Martin Luther King, Jr.Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919). Constantly Risking Absurdity.Robert Duncan (1919-1988). Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow.Interrupted Forms.Richard Wilbur (b. 1921). Years-End.Love Calls Us to the Things of This World.James Dickey (1923-1997). Drowning with Others.The Lifeguard.The Heaven of Animals.Mitsuye Yamada (b.1923). The Question of Loyalty.Denise Levertov (b. 1923). In Mind.September 1961.What Were They Like.Zeroing In.Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis.A.R. Ammons (b. 1926). Corsons Inlet.James Merrill (1926-1995). An Urban Convalescence.The Broken Home.Robert Creeley (b. 1926). For Love.The Messengers.For No Clear Reason.The Birds.Fathers.Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Howl.Frank O'Hara (1926-1966). To The Harbormaster.In Memory of My Feelings.The Day Lady Died.Galway Kinnell (b. 1927). The Porcupine.John Ashbery (b. 1927). Illustration.The Lament Upon the Waters.W.S. Merwin (b. 1927). For the Anniversary of My Death.For a Coming Extinction.September Plowing.Losing a Language.James Wright (1927-1980). Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio.To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota.A Blessing.Philip Levine (b. 1928). Starlight.The Mercy.Anne Sexton (1928-1974). The Truth the Dead Know.Sylvia's Death.Adrienne Rich (b. 1929). Storm Warnings.Diving into the Wreck.Gary Snyder (b. 1930). Riprap.August on Sourdough, A Visit from Dick Brewer.Ripples on the Surface.Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Morning Song.Lady Lazarus.Ariel.Daddy.Linda Pastan (b. 1932). Marks.Amiri Baraka (b. 1934). A Poem for Black Hearts.Mary Oliver (b. 1935). The Black Snake.Hawk.The Black Walnut Tree.Poem for My Father's Ghost.Marge Piercy (b. 1936). Barbie Doll.A Work of Artifice.Lucille Clifton (b. 1936). In the inner city.Michael S. Harper (b. 1938). Dear John, Dear Coltrane.Martin's Blues."Bird Lives": Charles Parker in St. Louis.Paula Gunn Allen (b. 1939). Pocahontas to her English Husband, John Rolfe.Joseph Bruchac III (b. 1942). Ellis Island.Gloria Anzaldua (b. 1942). To live in the Borderlands means you.Sharon Olds (b. 1942). Rites of Passage.The Victims.Tess Gallagher (b. 1943). The Hug.Nikki Giovanni (1943). Nikki-Rosa.Master Charge Blues.Louise Gluck (b. 1943). The Drowned Children.Gretel in Darkness.Illuminations.Terminal Resemblance.Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947). Facing It.Joy Harjo (b. 1951). Call It Fear.White Bear.Eagle Poem.Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952). So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans.Cloudy Day.Rita Dove (b. 1952). Daystar.Adolescence-I.Adolescence-II.Adolescence-III.Straw Hat.Missing.Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952). My Father in the Navy.Alberto Rios (b. 1952). Wet Camp.Advice to a First Cousin.David Mura (b. 1952). An Argument: On 1942.Laureen Mar (b. 1953). My Mother, Who Came from China, Where She Never Saw Snow.Aurora Levins Morales (b. 1954). Child of the Americas.Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954). Refugee Ship.Cathy Song (b. 1955). The White Porch.Chinatown.Heaven.Li-Young Lee (b. 1957). The Gift.Mnemonic.This Room and Everything in It.Martin Espada (b. 1957). Bully.Sherman Alexie (b. 1966). On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City.

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