Spoon River Anthology

ISBN-10: 0486272753

ISBN-13: 9780486272757

Edition: 1992 (Unabridged)

Authors: Edgar Lee Masters

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A landmark of 20th-century American literature: a series of over 200 compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dreams of their lives. Reprinted from the authoritative 1915 edition.
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List price: $4.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Edgar Lee Masters, 1868 - 1950 The Kansas-born poet of "Spoon River Anthology" (written in 1915), Edgar Lee Masters, wrote almost 50 volumes but continues to be known for only that one, so great was its extraordinary success. Masters was born on August 23, 1868. His characters created for the verses (which are short postmortem monologues in epitaph form) were borrowed from the old Greek Anthology. By invading the realm of social criticism usually reserved for prose fiction, "Spoon River" anticipated the mood of Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" and Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street." Masters lived near Spoon River for 11 years; it was his source of inspiration for this work. The 244 characters in the Anthology lay bare, in their own epitaphs, the hypocrisies, jealousies, frustrations and infrequent triumphs of their lives. Masters is often regarded as the last bestselling American poet. "Spoon River" has been adapted into a popular stage version that is frequently performed at colleges, high schools, and community theater.

Introduction
Altman, Herman
Armstrong, Hannah
Arnett, Harold
Arnett, Justice
Atheist, The Village
Atherton, Lucius
Ballard, John
Barker, Amanda
Barrett, Pauline
Bartlett, Ezra
Bateson, Marie
Beatty, Tom
Beethoven, Isaiah
Bennett, Hon. Henry
Bindle, Nicholas
Bliss, Mrs. Charles
Blood, A. D.
Bloyd, Wendell P.
Bone, Richard
Branson, Caroline
Brown, Jim
Brown, Sarah
Browning, Elijah
Burke, Robert Southey
Burleson, John Horace
Butler, Roy
Cabanis, Flossie
Cabanis, John
Calhoun, Granville
Calhoun, Henry C.
Campbell, Calvin
Carlisle, Jeremy
Carman, Eugene
Cheney, Columbus
Chicken, Ida
Childers, Elizabeth
Church, John M.
Churchill, Alfonso
Clapp, Homer
Clark, Nellie
Clute, Aner
Compton, Seth
Conant, Edith
Culbertson, E. C.
Davidson, Robert
Dement, Silas
Dippold the Optician
Dixon, Joseph
Dobyns, Batterton
Drummer, Frank
Drummer, Hare
Dunlap, Enoch
Dye, Shack
Ehrenhardt, Imanuel
Epilogue
Fallas, State's Attorney
Fawcett, Clarence
Ferguson, Wallace
Findlay, Anthony
Fluke, Willard
Foote, Searcy
Ford, Webster
Fraser, Benjamin
Fraser, Daisy
French, Charlie
Frickey, Ida
Garber, James
Gardner, Samuel
Garrick, Amelia
Godbey, Jacob
Goldman, Le Roy
Goode, William
Goodhue Harry Carey
Goodpasture, Jacob
Graham, Magrady
Gray, George
Green, Ami
Greene, Hamilton
Griffy the Cooper
Gustine, Dorcas
Hainsfeather, Barney
Hamblin, Carl
Hately, Constance
Hatfield, Aaron
Hawkins, Elliott
Hawley, Jeduthan
Henry, Chase
Herndon, William H.
Heston, Roger
Higbie, Archibald
Hill, Doc
Hill, The
Hoheimer, Knowlt
Holden, Barry
Hookey, Sam
Houghton, Jonathan
Howard, Jefferson
Hueffer, Cassius
Hummel, Oscar
Humphrey, Lydia
Huxley, Scholfield
Hutchins, Lambert
Hyde, Ernest
Iseman, Dr. Siegfried
Jack, Blind
James, Godwin
Joe, Plymouth Rock
Johnson, Voltaire
Jones, Fiddler
Jones, Franklin
Jones, "Indignation"
Jones, Minerva
Jones, William
Judge, The Circuit
Karr, Elmer
Keene, Jonas
Keene, Kinsey
Kessler, Bert
Kessler, Mrs.
Killion, Captain Orlando
Kincaid, Russell
King, Lyman
Knapp, Nancy
Konovaloff, Ippolit
Kritt, Dow
Layton, Henry
Lively, Judge Selah
M'Cumber, Daniel
McDowell, Rutherford
McFarlane, Widow
McGee, Fletcher
McGee, Ollie
M'Grew, Jennie
M'Grew, Mickey
McGuire, Jack
McNeely, Mary
McNeely, Paul
McNeely, Washington
Malloy, Father
Marsh, Zilpha
Marshal, The Town
Marshall, Herbert
Mason, Serepta
Matheny, Faith
Matlock, Davis
Matlock, Lucinda
Melveny, Abel
Merritt, Mrs.
Merritt, Tom
Metcalf, Willie
Meyers, Doctor
Meyers, Mrs.
Micure, Hamlet
Miles, J. Milton
Miller, Julia
Miner, Georgine Sand
Moir, Alfred
Newcomer, Professor
Night-Watch, Andy the
Nutter, Isa
Osborne, mabel
Otis, John Hancock
Pantier, Benjamin
Pantier, Mrs. Benjamin
Pantier, Reuben
Peet, Rev. Abner
Pennington,Willie
Penniwit, The Artist
Petit, The Poet
Phipps, Henry
Poague, Peleg
Pollard, Edmund
Potter, Cooney
Puckett, Lydia
Purkapile, Mrs.
Purkapile, Roscoe
Putt, Hod
Reece, Mrs. George
Rhodes, Ralph
Rhodes, Thomas
Richter, Gustav
Robbins, Hortense
Roberts, Rosie
Ross, Thomas, Jr.
Russian Sonia
Rutledge, Anne
Sayre, Johnnie
Scates, Hiram
Schirding, Albert
Schmidt, Felix
Schrceder the Fisherman
Scott, Julian
Sexsmith the Dentist
Sewall, Harlan
Sharp, Percival
Shaw, "Ace"
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Shope, Tennessee Claflin
Sibley, Amos
Sibley, Mrs.
Siever, Conrad
Simmons, Walter
Sissman, Dillard
Slack, Margaret Fuller
Smith, Louise
Soldiers, Many
Somers, Jonathan Swift
Somers, Judge
Sparks, Emily
Spears, Lois
Spooniad, The
Standard, W. Lloyd Garrison
Stewart, Lillian
Stoddard, Judson
Tanner, Robert Fulton
Taylor, Deacon
Theodore the Poet
Thornton, English
Throckmorton, Alexander
Todd, Eugenia
Tompkins, Josiah
Trainor, the Druggist
Trevelyan, Thomas
Trimble, George
Tripp, Henry
Tubbs, Hildrup
Turner, Francis
Tutt, Oaks
Unknown, The
Wasson, John
Wasson, Rebecca
Webster, Charles
Weirauch, Adam
Weldy, "Butch"
Wertman, Elsa
Whedon, Editor
Whitney, Harmon
Wiley, Rev. Lemuel
Will, Arlo
William and Emily
Williams, Dora
Williams, Mrs.
Wilmans, Harry
Witt, Zenas
Yee Bow
Zoll, Perry
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