Best-Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth-Century America brings the nations past to life in stories that capture the color and temperament of our first full century of independence. These thirty-two masterpieces of literature capture how AmericaMoreBest-Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth-Century America brings the nations past to life in stories that capture the color and temperament of our first full century of independence.
These thirty-two masterpieces of literature capture how America worked, relaxed, voted, settled the frontier, and recovered from the Civil War. Read vivid accounts of colonial traditions in tales by Washington Irving and Nathaniel Hawthorne- sober treatments of America at war in stories by Ambrose Bierce and Edward Everett Hale- and honest appraisals of controversial race and gender issues in works by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Kate Chopin. Discover the natural New England of Sarah Orne Jewett, the volatile South of George Washington Cable, the hardscrabble heartland of Hamlin Garland, and the wild West of Bret Harte.
Be captivated by the colloquial comedy of Mark Twain, the pathos of Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the drama of Grace King.Through the nations most gifted artists, Best-Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth-Century America offers readers the rich and varied cultural legacy that gave rise to a uniquely American literature.About the AuthorStefan Dziemianowicz received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.A. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
He has edited more than thirty anthologies and compiled collections of stories by Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and others. His work has appeared in the Washington Post Book World and Publishers Weekly.