Order Code: AMC177    ISBN : 9781440599682
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Walk readers through the evolution of the American literary tradition

Making literary history engaging and relevant, these astute primers introduce students to the major players of American and English literature with enthusiasm and intrigue. Explaining why each author’s work was important then and is still relevant now, the guides share hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts as they walk readers through the evolution of the American and British literary traditions. Among the topics and authors covered in American Lit 101: captivity narratives, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger, and multiculturalism. English Lit 101 topics include Geoffrey Chaucer, the Elizabethan Era, John Locke, Romanticism, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, William Golding, and George Orwell. Grades 9 and up. Indexes. Illustrated. Adams Media. Approximately 250 pages each. ©2017.

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