Synopses & Reviews
Now available in a portable multi-volume format, The Norton Anthology of American Literature is the classic survey of American literature from its sixteenth-century origins to its flourishing present. The Sixth Edition offers the work of 242 writers30 newly includedrepresenting the extraordinary wealth and diversity of American literature. Among the many major works included in their entirety are Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Thoreau's Walden, Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Clemens's Huckleberry Finn, Chopin's The Awakening, Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, Larsen's Quicksand, Ginsberg's "Howl," Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, and Parks's The America Play. Informative introductions, headnotes, footnotes, and bibliographies accompany the texts. Package 2, "1865 to the Present," contains three slipcased volumes: "1965-1914" (Volume C), "Between the Wars: 1914-1945" (Volume D), and "Literature Since 1945" (Volume E).
This 6th edition of the "American Literature Anthology" presents complete major works, balancing classic and newly emergent works representing the extraordinary wealth and diversity of American literature.