Popular American Literature of the 19th Century

ISBN-10: 0195141407

ISBN-13: 9780195141405

Edition: 2001

Authors: Paul C. Gutjahr
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Description: 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.

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List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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