All of the 18 essays during this quantity makes a speciality of a unmarried paintings of yankee literature. Written in transparent, jargon-free kind by way of university and college professors, each one explores the nuances of the paintings -- issues, characterization, use of language -- allowing the scholar to realize, interpret and write concerning the classics. quantity 2 covers Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy," Sarah Orne Jewett's "The nation of the Pointed Firs," Saul Bellow's "Herzog," F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night," and "The nice Gatsby," Edith Warton's "Ethan Frome," Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" and others. Volumes additionally function timelines, writer chronologies, bibliographies with additional studying feedback and cumulative indexes.
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