American Literature 1865-1900

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The Continental Nation (1865-1900):
The ideas of Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer undermined the supernaturalistic basis of American morality.
Mark Twain:
Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, The Man Corrupted Handleyburg.
Emily Dickinson:
Wrote 1,775 poems, nearly a poem a day for the first two or three years of her career. Only 7 were published during her lifetime.
American Literacy Realism:
Set its story in the here-and-now and among persons of average social position, accurately reproducing their speech and manners in actions which are true to human behavior.
William Dean Howells:
The Rise of Silas Lapham and Editha.
Henry James: Novels:
The American, A Portrait of a Lady. Short Stories: Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, Jolly Corner, The Beast in the Jungle, The Real Thing.
American Literacy Naturalism:
Conscious of its philosophical foundations, drawing upon science and especially upon Darwinism for its view of humanity, and upon the immediately antecedent work in Europe of Emile Zola.
Frank Norris: Novels:
McTeague and The Octopus. Stories: A Deal in Wheat, Vandover and the Brute.
Stephen Crane: Novels:
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, The Red Badge of Courage, The Open Boat, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, and Blue Hotel.
Jack London: Novels:
Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf.
Native American Writers:
Language was magical, used in songs, spells, and charms to control their world.
Categories: American Literature