Title The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 9/e
Subtitle Volumes B: 1820-1865
Author Robert S. Levine, Michael A. Elliott, Sandra M. Gustafson, Amy Hungerford, Mary Loeffelholz
ISBN 9780393264470
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A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature.

The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.




American Literature 1820-1865



WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) • The Author’s Account of Himself • Rip Van Winkle • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789-1851) • The Pioneers • Volume II, Chapter II [The Judge’s History of the Settlement; A Sudden Storm] • Volume II, Chapter III [The Slaughter of the Pigeons] • The Last of the Mohicans • Volume I, Chapter III [Natty Bumppo and Chingachgook; Stories of the Fathers]

CATHARINE MARIA SEDGWICK (1789-1867) • Hope Leslie • Volume I, Chapter IV [Magawisca’s History of “The Pequod War”] • Volume IT Chapter XIV [Magawisca’s Farewell]

LYDIA HOWARD HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (1791-1865) • Death of an Infant • To the First Slave Ship • Indian Names • Slavery • Our Aborigines • Fallen Forests • Erin’s Daughter • Two Old Women

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794-1878) • Thanatopsis • To a Waterfowl • Sonnet—To an American Painter Departing for Europe • The Prairies • The Death of Lincoln •

WILLIAM APESS (1798-1839) • A Son of the Forest • Chapter I • Chapter III • An Indian’s Looking-Glass for the White Man

JANE JOHNSTON SCHOOLCRAFT (1800-1842) • Sweet Willy • To the Pine Tree • Lines Written at Castle Island, Lake Superior • Moowis, the Indian Coquette • The Little Spirit, or Boy-Man

LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802-1880) • The Quadroons • Letters from New-York • Letter XIV [Burying Ground of the Poor] • Letter XX [Birds] • Letter XXXIV [Women’s Rights] • Letter XXXVI [Barnum’s American Museum]

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) • Nature • The American Scholar • The Divinity School Address • Self-Reliance • The Poet • Experience • John Brown • Thoreau • Each and All • The Snow-Storm • Bacchus • Merlin • Brahma • Letter to Walt Whitman (July 21, 1855)




BLACK HAWK: From Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

PETALESHARO: Speech of the Pawnee Chief • Speech of the Pawnee Loup Chief

ELIAS BOUDINOT: From the Cherokee Phoenix

THE CHEROKEE MEMORIALS • Memorial of the Cherokee Council, November 5, 1829

RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Letter to Martin Van Buren

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864) • My Kinsman, Major Molineux • Young Goodman Brown • Wakefield • The May-Pole of Merry Mount • The Minister’s Black Veil • The Birth-Mark • The Artist of the Beautiful • Rappaccini’s Daughter • The Scarlet Letter • Preface to The House of the Seven Gables

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882) • A Psalm of Life • The Slave Singing at Midnight • The Day Is Done • Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie • [Prologue] • The Jewish Cemetery at Newport • My Lost Youth • Hawthorne • The Cross of Snow

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892) • The Hunters of Men • Ichabod! • Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) • Sonnet—To Science • To Helen • Israfel • The City in the Sea • Alone • The Raven • To —. Ulalume: A Ballad • Annabel Lee • Ligeia • The Fall of the House of Usher • William Wilson. A Tale • The Man of the Crowd • The Masque of the Red Death • The Tell-Tale Heart • The Black Cat • The Purloined Letter • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar • The Cask of Amontillado • The Philosophy of Composition • From The Poetic Principle

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) • A House Divided: Speech Delivered at Springfield, Illinois, at the Close of the Republican State Convention, June 16, 1858 • Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863 • Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 •

MARGARET FULLER (1810-1850) • The Great Lawsuit • Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave • Fourth of July • Things and Thoughts in Europe • Letter XVIII



THOMAS JEFFERSON: From Notes on the State of Virginia

DAVID WALKER: From David Walker’s Appeal in Four Articles



ANGELINA E. GRIMKE: From Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

SOJOURNER TRUTH: Speech to the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, 1851

JAMES M. WHITFIELD: Stanzas for the First of August

MARTIN R. DELANY: From Political Destiny of the Colored Race on the American Continent

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896) • Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly • Volume I Chapter I. In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity • Chapter III. The Husband and Father • Chapter VII. The Mother’s Struggle • Chapter IX. In Which It Appears That a Senator Is But a Man • Chapter XII. Select Incident of Lawful Trade • Chapter XIII. The Quaker Settlement • Chapter XIV. Evangeline • Volume H Chapter XX. Topsy • From Chapter XXVI. Death • Chapter XXX. The Slave Warehouse • Chapter XXXI. The Middle Passage • Chapter XXXI V. The Quadroon’s Story • Chapter XL. The Martyr

FANNY FERN (SARAH WILLIS PARTON) (1811-1872) • Aunt Hetty on Matrimony • Hungry Husbands • “Leaves of Grass” • Male Criticism on Ladies’ Books • “Fresh Leaves, by Fanny Fern” • A Law More Nice Than Just • Writing “Compositions” • Ruth Hall • Chapter LIV • Chapter LVI

HARRIET JACOBS (c. 1813-1897) • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl • I. Childhood • VII. The Lover • X. A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl’s Life • XIV. Another Link to Life • XXI. The Loophole of Retreat • XLI. Free at Last

WILLIAM WELLS BROWN (1814-1884)From The Narrative of the Life and Escape of William Wells Brown • Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter • Chapter I. The Negro Sale • Chapter XXIV. The Arrest • Chapter XXV. Death Is Freedom

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) • Resistance to Civil Government • Walden, or Life in the Woods • Slavery in Massachusetts • From A Plea for Captain John Brown

FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818-1895) • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassy An American Slave, Written by Himself • My Bondage and My Freedom • Chapter XVII. The Last Flogging • What to the Slave Is the Fourth ofJuly? • The Heroic Slave



JACOB BIGELOW: From Elements of Technology

NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS:  The Pencil of Nature. A New Discovery

CHARLES DICKENS:  American Notes For General Circulation




EDGAR ALLAN POE:  Eureka: A Prose Poem


FREDERICK DOUGLASS:  The Claims of the Negro, Ethnologically Considered

WALT WHITMAN (1819 –1892) • Preface to Leaves of Grass • Inscriptions One’s-SelfI Sing Shut Not Your Doors Song of Myself Children of Adam From Pent-up Aching Rivers AWoman Waits for Me Spontaneous Me Once I Pass’d through a Populous City Facing West from California’s Shores Calamus Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand Trickle Drops Here the Frailest Leaves of Me Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Sea-Drift Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life By the Roadside When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer The Dalliance of the Eagles Drum-Taps Beat! Beat! Drums! Cavalry Crossing a Ford Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Woods The Wound-Dresser Reconciliation As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado Spirit Whose Work Is Done Memories of President Lincoln When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d The Sleepers Whispers of Heavenly Death A Noiseless Patient Spider Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson Live Oak, with Moss • From Democratic Vistas

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891) Hawthorne and His Mosses Moby-Dick Chapter I. Loomings Chapter III. The Spouter-Inn Chapter XXVIII. Ahab Chapter XXXVI. The Quarter-Deck Chapter XLI. Moby Dick Chapter XLII. The Whiteness of the Whale Chapter CXXXV. The Chase—Third Day Epilogue Bartlebyy the Scrivener The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids Benito Cereno Battle-Pieces The Portent Dupont’s Round Fight A Utilitarian View of the Monitor’s Fight Shiloh The House-top John Marr and Other Sailors The Maldive Shark Timeleon, Etc. Art Billy Buddy Sailor

FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER (1825–1911) • Eliza Harris The Slave Mother Ethiopia TheTennessee Hero Bury Me in a Free Land Learning to Read

JOHN ROLLIN RIDGE (1827—1867)From The Life and Adventures of joaquin Murieta

EMILY DICKINSON (1830—1886) • 39 [I never lost as much but twice -] • 112 [Success is counted sweetest] • 122 [These are the days when Birds come hack -] • 123 [Besides the Autumn poets sing] • 124 [Safe in their Alabaster Chambers - ] • 146 [All overgrown by cunning moss] • 194 [Title divine, is mine] • 202 [“Faith” is a ?ne invention]207 [I taste a liquor never brewed - ] • 225 [I’m “wife” - I’ve ?nished that -] • 236 [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church — ] • 256 [The Robin’s my Criterion for Tune -] • 259 [A Clock stopped - ] • 260 [I’m Nohodyl Who are you?] • 269 [Wild nights - Wild nightsl] • 279 [Of all the Souls that stand create -] • 320 [There’s a certain Slant of light] There’s a certain slant of light • 339 [I like a look of Agony] • 340 [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain] • 347 [I dreaded that ?rst Robin, so] • 348 [I would not paint - a picture - ] • 353 [I’m ceded - I’ve stopped being Their’s -] • 355 [It was not Death, for I stood up] • 359 [A Birdy came down the Walk -] • 365 [I know that He exists] • 372 [After great painY a formal feeling comes - ] • 373 [This World is not conclusion] • 381 [I cannot dance open my Toes - ] • 407 [One need not he 3 Chamber - to be Haunted - ] • 409 [The Soul selects her own Society - ] • 411 [Mine - hy the Right of the White Electionl] • 446 [This was a Poet - ] • 448 [1 died for Beauty - but was scarce] • 466 [I dwell in Possibility - ] • 475 [Myself was formed - a Carpenter -]4 • 77 [He fumbles at your Soul] • 479 [Because 1 could not stop for Death - ] • 518 [When I was small, a Woman died - ] • 519 [This is my letter to the World] • 545 [They dropped like Flakes - ] • 576 [The difference between Despair] • 588 [The Heart asks Pleasure - ?rst - ] • 591 [I heard a Fly buzz - when I died - ] • 598 [The Brain - is wider than the Sky -] • 600 [Her - last Poems - ] • 620 [Much Madness is divinest Sense -] • 627 [I think I was enchanted] • 648 [I’ve seen a Dying Eye] • 656 [I started Early - Took my Dog - ] • 675 [What Soft - Cherubic Creatures - ] • 704 [My Portion is Defeat - today - ] • 706 [1 cannot live with You — ] • 760 [Pain - has an Element of Blank -] • 764 [My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - ] • 788 [Publication - is the Auction] • 857 [She rose to His Requirement - dropt] • 935 [As imperceptibly as Grief] • 1096 [A narrow Fellow in the Grass] • 1108 [The Bustle in a House] • 1163 [A Spider sewed at Night] • 1212 [My Triumph lasted till the Drums] • 1263 [Tell all the truth but tell it slant -] • 1353 [To pile like Thunder to it’s close] • 1454 [It sounded as if the Streets were running -] • 1489 [A Route of Evanescence] • 1577 [The Bible is an antique Volume -] • 1593 [He ate and drank the precious Words - ] • 1668 [Apparently with no surprise] • 1675 [Of God we ask one favor, that we may be forgiven] • 1715 [A word made Flesh is seldom] • 1773 [My life closed twice before it’s close] • Letter Exchange with Susan Gilbert Dickinson on Poem 124 • Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson • April 15, 1862 • April 25, 1862

REBECCA HARDING DAVIS (1831—1910) • Life in the Iron-Mills

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832–1888) • My Contraband • From Little Women • Part Second. Chapter IV. Literary Lessons






About the General Editor:

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford) is Distinguished University Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden BrownCooper, Hawthorne, and MelvilleMartin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism. He has edited a number of books, including The Cambridge Companion to Herman MelvilleMartin R. Delany: A Documentary ReaderHemispheric American Studies; and a Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.

About the Editors:

Michael A. Elliott (Editor, 1865–1914) Ph.D. Columbia, is Professor of English and American Studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism and Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer. He is also the co-editor of two additional books: The American Novel, 1865-1940 (Volume 6 of the Oxford History of the Novel in English) and American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader.

Sandra M. Gustafson (Editor, Beginnings to 1820), Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic and Eloquence Is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America and co-editor of Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900. Since 2008 she has edited the MLA-affiliated journal Early American Literature. She is a faculty affiliate of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Amy Hungerford (Editor, Literature Since 1945), Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, is Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the Division of the Humanities at Yale University. She is a scholar of twentieth-and twenty-first-century American literature and the author of The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification; Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960; and, most recently, Making Literature Now. She is a founder of the Post45 collective and site editor of the group’s open access journal on post-1945 American literature and culture (post45.org).

Mary Loeffelholz (Ph.D. Yale) is Professor of English and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist TheoryExperimental Lives: Women and Literature, 1900–1945; and, most recently, From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. With Martha Nell Smith, she edited the Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson. Her essays have appeared in such journals as American Literary HistoryEnglish Literary History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and Modern Language Quarterly.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of Literature, especially those interested in American Literature.


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