The The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 2: From 1865 to 1922
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At the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major American authors from the war's end to the dawn of the Jazz Age.
Featured works include those of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and other poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented among the storytellers, along with Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Three short novels appear in their entirety: Daisy Miller by Henry James, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Speeches by Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and many other selections recapture a vibrant era in American literature. Informative introductory notes supplement the authoritative texts.
in Springtime (1921) The Lonely Street (1921) The Great Figure (1921) Theodore Dreiser The Lost Phœbe (1916) Robert Frost The Road Not Taken (1916) Meeting and Passing (1916) Birches (1916) A Time to Talk (1916) The Line-Gang (1916) The Sound of the Trees (1916) Fragmentary Blue (1920) Place for a Third (1920) Fire and Ice (1920) Rose Cohen From Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side (1918) Willa Cather Paul’s Case (1920) Sherwood Anderson The Egg
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