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931 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
933 The Slave Mother
934 Free Labor
935 An Appeal to the American People

937 The Development of Narrative 940 Washington Irving (1783-1859)

940 Rip Van \X'inkle

953 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
955 My Kinsman, Major Molineux
968 Young Goodman Brown
977 The Birth-mark
988 Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

990 Ligeia

1001 The Fall of the lIouse of Usher 1014 The Purloined Letter

1027 Sonnet-To Science

1028 To !Ielen

1028 The Raven

1032 Annabel Lee

1033 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) 1035 Uncie Tom's Cabin

1035 1: In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity
1042 VII: The Mother's Struggle
1047 XIII: The Quaker Settlement
1053 XL: The Martyr

1055 Herman Melville (1819-1891) 1058 Bartleby, the Scrivener

1084 Benito Cerena

1141 Alice Cary (1820-1871) 1143 Clovernook, Second Series

1143 Uncle Christopher's

1158 Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) 1160 Life in the Iron-Mills