American Literature – Authors and Works

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Last updated: May 2, 2019
John Smith
A General History

William Byrd
A Secret Diary

WIlliam Bradford
Of Plymouth Plantation

Mary Rowlandson
Captivity Narrative

Anne Bradstreet
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” ; “As Weary Pilgrim”

Edward Taylor
Preparatory Meditations ; God’s Determinations

Jonathan Edwards
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” ; “Sarah Pierrepont”

Benjamin Franklin
The Way to Wealth ; Poor Richard’s Almanac

Thomas Paine
The American Crisis Papers

Phillis Wheatley
On Being Brought from Africa to America

Washington Irving
“Rip Van Winkle”

James Fenimore Cooper
The Leatherstocking Tales

William Cullen Bryant
“Thanatopsis”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The Village Blacksmith”

John Greenleaf Whittier
“Ichabod”

Oliver Wendel Holmes
“Old Ironsides”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature ; Self-Reliance ; “Concord Hymn”

Henry David Thoreau
Civil Disobedience ; Walden

Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass; “O Captain, My Captain!” ; “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”

Edgar Allen Poe
“The Raven” ; “Annabel Lee”

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“The Minister’s Black Veil” ; “The Birthmark”

Herman Melville
Moby Dick ; “Bartleby”

Ambrose Bierce
“An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge”

Sidney Lanier
“The Revenge of Hamish”

Hamlin Garland
“The Return of a Private”

James Whitcomb Riley
“When the Frost is on the Punkin”

Sarah Orne Jewett
“A White Heron”

Emily Dickinson
“She Sweeps with Many-Colored rooms” ; “I Never Lost as Much but Twice”

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