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The American authors listed below have written some of the greatest literature of all time.  These books paved the way for the future of American writing and reading them is a great way to spend that rainy Summer afternoon!

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"...the driver with her microscopic sunshade. “Please let me speak!” she called. Mr. Cobb drew up the horses..."

Kate Douglas Wiggin Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Spoon River Anthology

Such is the lament of George Trimble, just one of the many good folk of Spoon River--late of the grave and raised from the dead to bear witness to life....

"...to her little space by Ella and Kate and Mag— All, all are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping on the hill..."

Edgar Lee Masters Edgar Lee Masters

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Men of Iron

The price of honor… Myles Falworth was only eight years old the day a knight in black rode into the courtyard of his father’s castle with murderous intent,...

Howard Pyle Howard Pyle

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The Sea-Wolf

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"...of Poe’s place in American literature—an essay of mine, by the way, in the current Atlantic. Coming..."

Jack London Jack London

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Moby Dick

Or the Whale

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"...against a fearsome white whale many years before, Ahab vows his revenge against Moby Dick--a vow that has become Ahab's deadly obsession. After many months at sea, Moby Dick is spotted, and Ahab engages..."

Herman Melville Herman Melville

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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

Complete and Unabridged

From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the...

"...From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the.... From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the fabulous race to win the magnificent Silver Skates -- Except Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel. For the Brinkers are desperately poor, friendless; with a father felled by a cripplin..."

Mary Mapes Dodge Mary Mapes Dodge

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The Turn of the Screw

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"...could contrive, to win the child into the sense of knowing me. I spent the day with her out..."

Henry James Henry James

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Little Women

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"..., if I can help it.” “I’ll try and be what he loves to call me, a ‘little woman,’ and not be rough..."

Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott

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The Wizard of Oz

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"..., and Dorothy a little bed in another corner. There was no garret at all, and no cellar—except a small hole, dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great..."

L. Frank Baum L. Frank Baum

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Tanglewood Tales

For Girls and Boys

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"...dear mother (her name is Æthra) told me his story while I was yet a little child. But it is only..."

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Stories by O. Henry

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".... James Dillingham Young came home and reached his flat above he was called “Jim” and greatly hugged..."

O. Henry O. Henry

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The Jungle Book

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"..., and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Jungle Book includes a Biographical Note..."

Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling

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".... The youth was in a little trance of astonishment. So they were at last going to fight. On the morrow..."

Stephen Crane

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The Secret Garden

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"..., and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Secret Garden includes a Foreword..."

Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett

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"..., and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Last of the Mohicans includes a Foreword..."

James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper

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Rip Van Winkle

and other selected stories

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"...to admit of a doubt. I have even talked with Rip Van Winkle myself, who, when last I saw him, was a very..."

Washington Irving Washington Irving

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"..., and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow includes an Introduction and Afterword by Charles L. Grant. Sleepy Hollow is a strange little place...some say bewitched..."

Washington Irving Washington Irving

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Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure and is always getting into scrapes with his friends and partners in crime, Huck Finn and Joe Harper. His escapades often...

"...Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure and is always getting into scrapes with his friends and partners in crime, Huck Finn and Joe Harper. His escapades often.... Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure and is always getting into scrapes with his friends and partners in crime, Huck Finn and Joe Harper. His escapades often lead him into dangerous and desperate situations, but he always turns these to his advantage..."

By Mark Twain, Claire Fletcher and Katherine Paterson

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