Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons

Contents 							v
Preface								xxv

The Literature of the Late Nineteenth Century			1

MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL L. CLEMENS) (1835-1910)			14
The Dandy Frightening the Squatter				16
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County			17
FROM 	Old Times on the Mississippi
	[A Boy Wants to Be a Pilot]				21
	A "Cub" Pilot's Experience; or, Learning the River	26
	The Continued Perplexities of "Cub" Piloting		35
Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech					42
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn					46
How to Tell a Story						230
FROM 	Letters from the Earth	
	Letter III						233
	Letter IV						234

MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852-1930)				238
A New England Nun						239

SARAH ORNE JEWETT (1849-1909)					248
A White Heron							249

BRET HARTE (1836-1902)						256
Tennessee's Partner						257

GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE (1844-1925)				263
Belles Demoiselles Plantation					265


Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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