Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is parenthetically a story of New York City during the Gilded Age, a period that saw rapid urbanization and industrialization along with the subsequent emergence of the modern middle-class. 3,887 more words
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I finished the second half of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street flying over the author’s home state of Minnesota, also home to that classic of American literature itself, its railroad-markered grasslands serving as a backdrop for Gopher Prairie, Lewis’s fictional burg and primary target of his lambasting, resentment, and occasional forgiveness. 1,135 more words
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, with pictures by William Wallace Denslow, was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago… 262 more words
Imaginary portrait of Eliza Wharton, the tragic heroine of Hannah Webster Foster’s 18th Century American novel–The Coquette.
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I have been teaching 200-level literature classes for some time now, having developed three from the ground up–World Literature II, British Literature I and British Literature II. 2,804 more words