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Paperback The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol. A : Literature to 1820 Book

ISBN: 0393978982

ISBN13: 9780393978988

The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol. A : Literature to 1820

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Previous editions are cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. . In this sixth edition of the anthology, the former Volumes 1 and 2 have been divided into five individual volumes. Volume A covers American literature to 1820. A wide variety of literature is represented, including Native American

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Pretty Decent for Being Class Required

As far as the content goes, the articles vary from being historical documents to biographies to actual stories. Some of the better readings include Royall Tyler's "The Contrast" and Hannah Webster Foster's "The Coquette". The author of the anthology has provided background information on the authors of the works and historical context on them, which can be helpful for both the casual reader and students creating essays. As the anthology has only writings from the beginnings of America, there are large sections devoted to the Puritans' arrival and the literature they created. I would consider that a con. Quality-wise, it's a little difficult to take care of, if one does not respect books and property. It has "Bible-pages" which can be torn easily and the text is rather small (size ten).

American Norton Anthology, 6th Edition

Good book. Came to me in excellent shape. I thought I was getting the 7th edition when i ordered it ... oops!

Good Book

I recieved the book quickly and it was in the conidition I was told it would be. There were no problems with this deal.


The book was exactly what I was needing. It was in good shape as promised.
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