19th Century American Novel and Short Story
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757
The Last of the Mohicans
A Narrative of 1757
Paperback      ISBN: 0451417860
The Last of the Mohicans, one of the world’s great adventure stories, dramatizes how the birth of American culture was intertwined with that of Native Americans. In 1757, as the English and the French war over American territory, the frontier scout Hawkeye?Natty Bumppo?risks his life to escort two sisters through hostile Huron country. Hawkeye enlists the aid of his Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas, and together they battle deception, brutality, and death in a thrilling story of loyalty, moral courage, and love. With an Introduction by Richard Hutson and a New Afterword by Hugh C. MacDougall
The Last of the Mohicans: The Illustrated Novel
The Last of the Mohicans
The Illustrated Novel
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681777738
Released for the first time as an illustrated novel, this edition contains the unabridged text from the classic "Leatherstocking Tales" and centers around the brave frontiersman, Natty Bumpo, and his loyal friends from the Mohican tribe in Upstate New York.
The Leatherstocking Tales: The Pioneers / the Last of the Mohicans / the Prairie
The Leatherstocking Tales
The Pioneers / the Last of the Mohicans / the Prairie
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450208
The five novels in The Leatherstocking Tales (collected in two Library of America volumes), Cooper's great saga of the American wilderness, form a pageant of the American frontier. Cooper's hero, Natty Bumppo, is forced ever farther into the heart of the continent by the advance of civilization that he inadvertently serves as advance scout, missionary, and critic. Leatherstocking first appears in The Pioneers (1823), as an aged hunter living on the fringe of settlement near Templeton (Cooperstown), New York, at the end of the eighteenth century. There he becomes caught in the struggles of party, family, and class to control the changing American land and to determine what sort of civilization will replace the rapidly vanishing wilderness. When Natty Bumppo started an American tradition by setting off into the sunset at the novel's close, one early reader said, "I longed to go with him." The Last of the Mohicans (1826) is a pure unabashed narrative of adventure. It looks back to the earlier time of the French and Indian Wars, when Natty and his two companions, Chingachgook and Uncas, survivors of a once-proud Indian nation, attempt a daring rescue and seek to forestall the plan of the French to unleash their Mingo allies on a wave of terror through the English settlements. The Prairie (1827) takes up Natty in his eighties, driven by the continuous march of civilization to his last refuge on the Great Plains across the Mississippi. On this vast and barren stage, the Sioux and Pawnee, the outlaw clan of Ishmael Bush, and members of the Lewis and Clark expedition enact a romantic drama of intrigue, pursuit, and biblical justice that reflects Cooper's historical dialectic of culture and nature, of the American nation and the American continent.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1633790282
A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Paperback      ISBN: 0143107534
"The timeless collection that introduced Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horseman Perhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories gave America its own haunted mythology. This collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving's best-known literary inventions-Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle-that continue to capture our imaginations today"--
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 1631064223
Experience the timeless short stories by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories features The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, and others. Washington Irving’s short stories have captured the imaginations of generations since they were originally published in the early nineteenth century. His stories were sometimes chilling, and sometimes reflect society, but they are consistently filled with adventure and a joy to read. Irving's timeless characters like Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle, are among the earliest of truly American literary figures, and remain required reading for students of literature, and have earned their place in the canon of must-reads for those that enjoy a good story. In this new edition, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories are all complete and unabridged, and come in a highly produced, elegantly designed clothbound edition. This printing features an elastic closure and a new introduction from Krista Madsen.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 1626864675
"The Headless Horseman faces off with Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a ghost story of enduring popularity that takes place at the time of the American Revolution. "Rip Van Winkle," another traditional favorite from the same historic period, tells the tale of man who fell asleep for 20 years and found his small town in the Catskill Mountains much changed by the time he awakened. Both are included - along with many other tales - in this classic collection by Washington Irving"--
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography: A Story of New York at the Present Time in Which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle
An Auto-Biography: A Story of New York at the Present Time in Which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 1609385101
The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta: The Celebrated California Bandit
The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta
The Celebrated California Bandit
Paperback      ISBN: 0143132652
"An action-packed blend of folk tale, romance, epic, and myth, The Life and Adventures of Joaqun Murieta tells the story of the Gold Rush-era bandit Joaquâin Murieta, whose efforts to find fortune and happiness are thwarted by white settlers who murderhis family and drive him off his land. In retaliation, Murieta organizes a band of more than 2,000 outlaws--including the sadistic "Three-Fingered Jack"--who take revenge by murdering, stealing horses, and robbing miners, all with the ultimate goal of reconquering California."--Provided by publisher.
Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories
Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0935312390
You must read this book and let your heart be broken—New York Times Book Review "One of the earliest recognitions in American literature of the existence of the very poor."—Michele Murray, National Observer Suggested for course use in: 19th-century U.S. literature Working-class studies Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) published 12 books and many serialized novels, stories, and essays.