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Book Highlights

Emphasizes Major Authors, Poets, and Statesmen

including John Smith, William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Phillis Wheatley, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, and many others

Features a Rich Spectrum of Classic Works

including “Rip Van Winkle,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Thanatopsis,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Raven,” “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “Bartleby the Scrivener,” “I Heard a Fly Buzz—When I Died,” “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,”  “O Captain! My Captain!,” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” “The Story of an Hour,” “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “The Open Boat,” “Richard Cory,” “The Road Not Taken,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and many others

Also Highlights Non-Fiction Works

including The General History of Virginia, Of Plymouth Plantation, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, “Speech in the Virginia Convention,” “Common Sense,” “The Crisis,” The Declaration of Independence, Nature, “Self-Reliance,” Walden, “Civil Disobedience,” My Bondage and My Freedom, The “House Divided” Speech, “The Emancipation Proclamation,” “The Gettysburg Address,” “Letter to Mrs. Bixby,” “The Atlanta Exposition Address,” and many others


Additional Features

  • Arranged chronologically and divided into historical units

  • Short, easy-to-read introductions with both contextual background and biographical sketches

  • Concise—the anthology focuses on the literature (not on worksheets, transparencies, etc.)

  • Clean, clear typeface

  • Natural page color that’s “easy on the eyes”

  • Thick paper stock that won’t bleed through when highlighting and underlining

  • Wide margins for note-taking

  • 672 pages—comprehensive without being overwhelming

  • An excellent alternative to the Norton, Prentice-Hall, Holt-Rinehart, Bob Jones, A Beka, and Glencoe anthologies

  • Affordable—Bond Street Publishing is committed to keeping the cost well under that of traditional American Literature anthologies

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