Seeing Ourselves: Great Stories of America's Past

Seeing Ourselves: Great Stories of America's Past

by Alan Cheuse (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781557090904
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 07/04/2007
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Novelist, essayist, and story writer Alan Cheuse (Washington, D.C.) has been described as ""The Voice of Books on NPR."" The author of A Trance after Breakfast, he has also written three novels and a pair of novellas. He is the editor of Seeing Ourselves: Great Early American Short Stories and co-editor of Writers' Workshop in a Book. He teaches writing at George Mason University.


Contents Introduction Washington Irving (1783-1859) "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1819) Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1832) "Young Goodman Brown" (1835) Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839) "The Purloined Letter" (1844) "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846) Herman Melville (1819-1891) "Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street" (1853) "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles" (1854) Herman Melville (1819-1891) "My Contraband" also called "The Brothers" (1863) Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910) "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1865) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) "The First Christmas of New England" (1876) Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) "A White Heron" (1886) Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (1891) "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906) Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) Kate Chopin (1850-1904) "The Story of an Hour" (1894) Stephen Crane (1871-1900) "A Mystery of Heroism" (1895) Henry James (1843-1916) "The Beast in the Jungle" (1903) Jack London (1876-1916) "To Build a Fire" (1902/1908) "Samuel" (1909) Willa Cather (1873-1947) "The Enchanted Bluff" (1909) Edith Wharton (1862-1937) "Bunner Sisters" (1916) Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) "Free" (1918)

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