American Literature

American Literature

by Doris Faber, Harold Faber
     
 

Renowned biographers Doris and Harold Faber profile 30 of the greatest writers in American literature in the 11th book in the Great Lives series. The collection covers poets, playwrights, novelists, and essayists. The times in which each writer lived, and the social, historic, and personal influences that affected their lives and work are vividly detailed.  See more details below

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Renowned biographers Doris and Harold Faber profile 30 of the greatest writers in American literature in the 11th book in the Great Lives series. The collection covers poets, playwrights, novelists, and essayists. The times in which each writer lived, and the social, historic, and personal influences that affected their lives and work are vividly detailed.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Biographical sketches of 30 prominent American writers, all of whom completed their major work before 1960. The fairly standard list of authors includes poets (Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson); novelists (Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain); playwrights (Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill); essayists (Ralph Waldo Emerson); and children's authors (Louisa May Alcott, E.B. White). Written in a lively, informal style, the profiles are 8-11 pages in length and contain interesting highlights and good-quality, black-and-white photographs and reproductions. While information on just about all of these literary giants is readily available elsewhere, this user-friendly resource provides a good introduction to the individuals and their works.-Marilyn Makowski, Greenwood High School, SC
Carolyn Phelan
From the publisher's Great Lives series, this volume presents 10-page biographies of 30 significant American writers. The broad topic breaks down into three periods: Early, which includes Longfellow, Melville, and Poe; Middle, with Alcott, Dickinson, and Twain; and Modern, with Hemingway, Frost, and Hughes. Each clearly written entry consists of a straightforward account of the writer's life and career, illustrated with a few black-and-white photographs, paintings, or engravings. Young researchers will find this a useful and quite readable resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684194486
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Great Lives Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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