Synopses & Reviews
Represents the American literary works most respected by modern scholars.
Volume I covers Christopher Columbus through Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. This book also emphasizes the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors. Extensive explanatory headnotes and footnotes link the works and authors of a period and provide readers with additional insights into each selection. New to this edition is an expanded presentation of Native American literature (myths, tales, autobiography, etc.).