THE GREAT COURSES: Classics of American Literature

Topic: History
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Last updated: May 13, 2019
Benjamin Franklin
The author of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography

Washington Irving
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, “Rip Van Winkle” and Tales of a Traveler, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essay(s) “The Over-soul” and “Self-Reliance”

Henry David Thoreau
Walden (or, Life In the Woods)

Edgar Allan Poe
“Tamerlane”, “The Raven”, “Annabel Lee”, and”Lenore”, “Tamerlane”, “The Balloon Hoax”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter

Herman Melville
Moby Dick

Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass: “Song of Myself”, “I Sing the Body Electric”

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Emily Dickinson
“A Bird Came down the Walk”, “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?”, “I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed”, “Success is Counted Sweetest”, “Because I Could Not Stop Death”

Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn

Henry James
The Turn of the Screw

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“The Yellow Wallpaper”

Robert Frost
“Mending Wall”, The Road Not Taken”, “Fire and Ice”


Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Earnest Hemingway
Old Man and the Sea

William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury, and Absalom, Absalom!

John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath

Eugene O’Neil
Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Tennessee Williams
“A Streetcar Named Desire”

Arthur Miller
“Death of a Salesman”

Ralph Ellison
The Invisible Man

Toni Morrison

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