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

Contents								v

Welcome: Suggestions for Students					xix
To the Instructor 							xxii
Acknowledgments 							xxv
Epigraphs 								xxvi

PART I	AMERICAN LITERATURE AT THE END OF THE
	NINETEENTH CENTURY						1


Letter to the Reader: Literary Realism in America 			3

SAMUEL L. CLEMENS (MARK TWAIN) (1835-1910) 				22
	The Notorious-jumping Frog
	of Calaveras County 						24

	Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses 				29

BRET HARTE (1856-1902) 							41
	The Outcasts of Poker Flat 					42

WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS (1857-1920) 					52
	Editha 								54

SIDNEY LANIER (1842-1881) 						67
	The Dying Words of Stonewall Jackson 				68

AMBROSE BIERCE (1842-1914) 						70
	Chickamauga 							71

HENRY JAMES (1845-1916) 						77
	The Pupil 							79

JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS (1848-1908) 					118
	The Tar-Baby 							119
	Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox 				122

SARAH ORNE JEWETT (1849-1909) 						125
	A White Heron 							126

EMMA LAZARUS (1849-1887) 						135
	The New Colossus 						136

1829-2004

Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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