Bestsellers in nineteenth-century America : an anthology / edited by Paul C. Gutjahr
E-Book | Anthem Press | 2016

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1 online resource (xix, 1165 pages) : illustrations.
Americans Men Women lcdgt
Nineteenth century lcsh
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Anthem nineteenth-century series
Anthem nineteenth century studies.
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Summary
Bestsellers in Nineteenth Century America seeks to produce for students novels, poems and other printed material that sold extremely well when they first appeared in the United States. Many of the most famous American works of the nineteenth century that we know today such as Herman Melville s Moby-Dick were not widely read when they first appeared. This collection seeks to offer its readers a glimpse at the literature that lit up the literary horizon when the works were first published, leading to insights on key cultural aspects of the nineteenth-century United States and its literary culture. Publisher.
Contents
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth (1791), entire work / Susanna Haswell Rowson -- The life of Washington; with curious anecdotes, equally honorable to himself and exemplary to his young countrymen (1800), selections / Mason Locke Weems -- Tract numbers 92. The forgiving African ; Tract numbers 175. To mothers ; Tract no 512. Murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers ; Tract numbers 515. Novel-reading / American Tract Society (1825-present), entire works -- Awful disclosures, by Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal (1836), selections / Maria Monk -- The illustrated self-instructor in phrenology and physiology (1840), selections / Orson Squire Fowler and Lorenzo Niles Fowler -- A treatise on domestic economy for the use of young ladies at home and at school (1841), selections / Catharine Esther Beecher -- The Quaker city, or, The monks of Monk Hall : a romance of Philadelphia life, mystery, and crime (1845), selections / George Lippard -- Evengeline, a tale of Acadie (1847), entire work / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Reveries of a bachelor, or, A book of the heart (1850), selections / Donald Grant Mitchell (Ik Marvel) -- Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly (1852), selections / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Ten nights in a bar-room, and what I saw there (1854), entire work / Timothy Shay Arthur -- Malaeska, the Indian wife of the white hunter (1860), entire work / Ann Sophia Winterbotham Stephens -- Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks (1868), entire work / Horatio Alger, Jr.
Little women, or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (1868), selections / Louisa May Alcott -- The gates ajar (1868), entire work / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps -- The luck of Roaring Camp (1868), entire work ; John Jenkins, or, The smoker reformed (1871), entire work / Bret Harte -- Ben-Hur : a tale of Christ (1880), selections / Lew Wallace -- The hidden hand, or, Capitola the Madcap (1888), selections / E.D.E.N. Southworth -- In his steps, "What would Jesus do" (1896), selections / Charles Monroe Sheldon.
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Print version: Bestsellers in nineteenth-century America 9781783085798 (OCoLC)950639562
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1783085800 (electronic bk.)
9781783085804 (electronic bk.)
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1783085819 (electronic bk.)
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1783085797 (Hbk)
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