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The American reader

Author: Claude M Simpson; Allan Nevins; Henry Seidel Canby
Publisher: Boston : D.C. Heath and Co., ©1941.
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Simpson, Claude M. (Claude Mitchell), 1910-1976.
American reader.
Boston, D.C. Heath and Co. [©1941]
(OCoLC)777573521
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude M Simpson; Allan Nevins; Henry Seidel Canby
OCLC Number: 1601652
Description: xviii, 866 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I become a student / Lincoln Steffens --
My home / Clarence Darrow --
Learning the river / Samuel L. Clemens --
Where I lived and what I lived for / Henry David Thoreau --
Rodeo / Thomas Hart Benton --
Wayside pikes / Clarence King --
Shooting the young idea / Heywood Broun --
George Lyman Kittredge / Stuart P. Sherman --
Charles Goodyear / James Parton --
The happy warrior / John Dos Passos --
Still rebels, still yankees / Donald Davidson --
The significance of the frontier in American history / Frederick Jackson Turner --
Kansas / Carl Becker --
Information to those who would remove to America / Benjamin Franklin --
Changing America / Vernon L. Parrington --
Crash! / Frederick Lewis Allen --
From longhorn to combine / Paul B. Sears --
Thirty million new Americans / Louis Adamic --
To heaven by subway / The editors of Fortune --
Free speech in a democracy / Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The American of the future / Walt Whitman --
Humor and America / Max Eastman --
Huckleberry Finn / John Erskine --
Hawthorne's three American novels / Henry James --
The American scholar / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
The poetic "renaissance" / Granville Hicks --
Fiction tells all / Henry Seidel Canby --
The American language / H.L. Mencken --
The negro's creative genius / James Weldon Johnson --
Music and the flag / Deems Taylor --
Contemporary American artists / Gerald Bywaters --
Architecture and civilization / Lewis Mumford --
Letters: George Washington to Martha Washington; Thomas Jefferson to President James Monroe; Herman Melville to Nathaniel Hawthorne; Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley; Artemus Ward to his wife; William James to Henry James --
Ballads and folksongs: Nathan Hale; I got shoes; John Henry; The roving gambler; The Erie Canal; The jealous lover of Lone Green Valley; The old Chisholm Trail; Good-by, old paint; O bury me not on the lone prairie; Git along, little dogies; Jesse James --
Poetry: Walt Whitman: One's-self I sing; From song of myself; I hear America singing; Night on the prairies; For you O democracy; Crossing Brooklyn ferry; O magnet-South; Cavalry crossing a ford; Come up from the fields father; As toilsome I wander'd Virginia's woods; Pioneers! O pioneers!; To a certain civilian --
Oliver Wendell Holmes: The height of the ridiculous; My aunt; The last leaf; Old ironsides; Brother Jonathan's lament for Sister Caroline --
John Greenleaf Whittier: The shoemakers; Massachusetts to Virginia; Telling the bees; The eternal goodness --
Robert Frost: Mending wall; Stopping by woods on a snowy evening; Two tramps in mud time; Birches; The road not taken; A lone striker; An oldman's winter night --
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Hawthorne; From the song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's wooing; The birds of Killingworth; The harvest moon; The tide rises, the tide falls --
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Concord hymn; Each and all; The humble-bee; The snow-storm; Terminus --
Edgar Allen Poe: Romance; To Helen; Lenore; Ulalume; Eldorado; Annabel Lee --
Sidney Lanier: Song of the chattahoochee; The mocking bird; The stirrup-cup; Corn; Thar's more in the man than thar is in the land; Evening song --
Stephen Vincent Benet: From John Brown's body: Invocation; Mountaineers; Appomattox --
James Russell Lowell: The pious editor's creed; The courtin'; Ode recited at the Harvard commemoration --
Edwin Arlington Robinson: Credo; Richard Cory; How annandale went out; Miniver cheevy --
Amy Lowell: The dinner-party --
Vachel Lindsay: The proud farmer; General William Booth enters into heaven; The eagle that is forgotten; In praise of Johnny Appleseed, part I --
Carl Sandburg: Chicago; To a contemporary bunkshooter; Caboose thoughts; Threes --
Archibald MacLeish: Speech to those who say comrade --
Drama: Green grow the lilacs / Lynn Riggs --
Our town / Thornton Wilder --
The green pastures / Marc Connelly --
Folk tales: The clockmaker / Thomas Chandler Haliburton --
A useful coonskin / David Crockett --
Th fight / A.B. Longstreet --
The big bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe --
Sicily Burn's wedding / George W. Harris --
Uncle Remus: I. The wonderful tar-baby story; II. How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox / Joel Chandler Harris --
The buckskin harness / Esther Shephard --
Short stories: Lady Eleanore's mantle / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allen Poe --
The man without a country / Edward Everett Hale --
Tennessee's partner / Bret Harte --
The "harnt" that walks Chilhowee / Mary Noailles Murfree --
On the walpole road / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman --
One of the missing / Ambrose Bierce --
The return of a private / Hamlin Garland --
A municipal report / O. Henry --
I'm a fool / Sherwood Anderson --
The golden honeymoon / Ring Lardner --
The three-day blow / Ernest Hemingway --
How beautiful with shoes / Wilbur Daniel Steele --
He / Katherine Anne Porter --
The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benet --
The chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck --
Novelette: Remembering laughter / Wallace Stegner.
Responsibility: edited by Claude M. Simpson and Allan Nevins ; with a foreword and editorial advice by Henry Seidel Canby.

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