Title The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 9/e (ISE)
Subtitle Volumes C: 1865-1914
Author Robert S. Levine, Michael A. Elliott, Sandra M. Gustafson, Amy Hungerford, Mary Loeffelholz
ISBN 9780393630268
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No of pages 1232
Book size 153 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2017
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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 reenergised 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 1865– 1914



WALT WHITMAN (1819– 1892) • Song of Myself    Crossing Brooklyn Ferry    Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking    Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night    The Wound– Dresser    When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d    From Democratic Vistas

EMILY DICKINSON (1830– 1886) • 39 [I never lost as much but twice –  ]    112 [Success is counted sweetest]    124 [Safe in their Alabaster Chambers – ]    202 [“Faith” is a fine invention]    207 [I taste a liquor never brewed – ]    225 [I’m “wife” –  I’ve finished that –  ]    236 [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church –  ]    269 [Wild Nights –  Wild Nights!]    320 [There’s a certain Slant of light]    There’s a certain slant of light (1890)    339 [I like a look of Agony]    340 [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain]    353 [I’m ceded –  I’ve stopped being Their’s – ]    359 [A Bird, came down the Walk –  ]    372 [After great pain, a formal feeling comes – ]    409 [The Soul selects her own Society –  ]    448 [I died for Beauty –  but was scarce] • 477 [He fumbles at your Soul]     479 [Because I 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 –  ]     591 [1 heard a Fly buzz –  when I died –  ]     598 [The Brain –  is wider than the Sky –  ]     620 [Much Madness is divinest Sense –  ]     656 [I started Early –  Took my Dog –  ]     704 [My Portion is Defeat –  today –]      706 [I cannot live with You –  ]     764 [My Life had stood –  a Loaded Gun –  ]     1096 [A narrow Fellow in the Grass]     1212 [My Triumph lasted till the Drums]     1263 [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –  ]     1668 [Apparently with no surprise]    1773 [My life closed twice before it’s close]    Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson    April 15 and 25, 1862 

MARK TWAIN (SAMUEL L. CLEMENS) (1835– 1910)    The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    CRITICAL CONTROVERSY: RACE AND THE ENDING OF ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN    LEO MARX: From Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn    JULIUS LESTER: From Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    DAVID L. SMITH: From Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse    JANE SMILEY: From Say It Ain’t So, Huck: Second Thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece”    TONI MORRISON: From Introduction to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    ALAN GRIRBEN: From Introduction to the NewSouth Edition    MICHIKO KAKUTANI: Light Out, Huck, They Still Want to Sivilize You    The Private History of a Campaign That Failed    Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences    The War Prayer

BRET HARTE (1836– 1902)    The Luck of Roaring Camp

WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS (1837– 1920)    Editha

HENRY ADAMS (1838– 1918) • The Education of Henry Adams    Chapter XXV. The Dynamo and the Virgin

CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON (1840– 1894)    Rodman the Keeper

AMBROSE BIERCE (1842—c. 1914)    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge    Chickamauga

HENRY JAMES (1843– 1916)    Daisy Miller: A Study    The Real Thing    The Beast in the Jungle

SARAH WINNEMUCCA (c. 1844– 1891)    Life Among the Piutes • From Chapter I. First Meeting of Piutes and Whites    From Chapter II. Domestic and Social Moralities    From Chapter VIII. The Yakima Affair

JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS (1848– 1908) • The Wonderful Tar– Baby Story    How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox

EMMA LAZARUS (1849– 1887) • In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport    1492    The New Colossus

SARAH ORNE JEWETT (1849– 1909) • A White Heron    From The Country of the Pointed Firs    Chapter I. The Return    Chapter II. Mrs. Todd    Chapter III. The Schoolhouse    Chapter IV. At the Schoolhouse Window   Chapter V. Captain Littlepage    Chapter VI. The Waiting Place

KATE CHOPIN (1850– 1904) • Desiree’s Baby    The Story of an Hour    The Storm    The Awakening

MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852– 1930)    A New England Nun     The Revolt of “Mother”     Oratory



SMOHALLA: Comments to Major MacMurray     CHARLOT: [He has filled graves with our bones]     CHIEF JOSEPH: From An Indian’s Views of Indian Affairs     Narrative

FRANCIS LAFLESCHE: From The Middle Five     ZITKALA Iktomi and the Fawn     The Ghost Dance Songs and the Wounded Knee Massacre     [Flat Pipe is telling me]     [Father, have pity on me]     [The Crow Woman] 


CHARLES ALEXANDER EASTMAN: From From the Deep Woods to Civilization

JOSE MARTI. (1853– 1895)     Our America

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (1856– 1915)   Up from Slavery     Chapter I. A Slave among Slaves     Chapter II. Boyhood Days     Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address

CHARLES W. CHESNUTT (1858– 1932)    The Goophered Grapevine     Po’ Sandy     The Wife of His Youth     The Passing of Grandison

PAULINE ELIZABETH HOPKINS (1859– 1930)     Talma Gordon

HAMLIN GARLAND (1860– 1940)     Under the Lion’s Paw

ABRAHAM CAHAN (1860– 1951)     Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1860– 1935)     The Yellow Wall– paper     Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”? 

EDITH WHARTON (1862– 1937)    The Other Two     Roman Fever   

IDA B. WELLS– BARNETT (1862– 1931) From Mob Rule in New Orleans

SUI SIN FAR (EDITH MAUD EATON) (1865– 1914) Mrs. Spring Fragrance

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868– 1963) The Souls of Black Folk     The Forethought     I. Of Our Spiritual Strivings     III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others



WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS: From Editor’s Study     HENRY JAMES: From The Art of Fiction     HAMLIN GARLAND: From Local Color in Art 

WILLIAM ROSCOE THAYER: From The New Story– Tellers and the Doom of Realism     FRANK NORRIS: A Plea for Romantic Fiction 

JACK LONDON: From What Life Means to Me 

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: From Masculine Literature

FRANK NORRIS (1870– 1902)     A Deal in Wheat   

THEODORE DREISER (1871– 1945) Sister Carrie     Chapter I     Chapter III

STEPHEN CRANE (1871– 1900) Maggie: A Girl of the Streets     The Open Boat     From The Black Riders     From War Is Kind

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871– 1938) Lift Every Voice and Sing     Autobiography of an Ex– Colored Man     Chapter I     Chapter X

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (1872– 1906) When Malindy Sings     An Ante– Bellum Sermon     We Wear the Mask     Sympathy     Harriet Beecher Stowe     Frederick Douglass

JOHN M. OSKISON (1874– 1947)     The Problem of Old Harjo

JACK LONDON (1876– 1916)     The Law of Life • To Build a Fire

ZITKALA– SA (GERTRUDE SIMMONS BONNIN) (1876– 1938)     Impressions of an Indian Childhood     I. My Mother     II. The Legends     VII. The Big Red Apples     The School Days of an Indian Girl     I. The Land of Red Apples     II. The Cutting of My Long Hair     V. Iron Routine     VI. Four Strange Summers     VII. Incurring My Mother’s Displeasure     The Soft– Hearted Sioux     Why I Am a Pagan

UPTON SINCLAIR (1878– 1968) • The Jungle     Chapter IX



HORATIO ALGER: From Ragged Dick     ANDREW CARNEGIE: From The Gospel of Wealth     FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER: From The Significance of the Frontier in American History  

THEODORE ROOSEVELT     From American Ideals     From The Strenuous Life 

CHARLES W. CHESNUTT: From The Future American

JANE ADDAMS: Twenty Years at Hull– House     From Chapter V. First Days at Hull– House     From Chapter XI. Immigrants and Their Children

HORACE KALLEN: From Democracy versus the Melting Pot






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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