The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

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Penguin, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 468 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:

  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

I bought this to prepare for the CLEP Test at my college. It provided me with a great outline of American Literature as well as brief summaries of many well known classics. It doesn't replace reading the books but I found it extremely helpful. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay Gesin - Goodreads

Using in my American Lit class. Read full review

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Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D. a professor of English at Farmingdale State University, began her career as a high school English teacher, having earned the New York State teaching certification. She has also earned a New York State teaching certification in English and mathematics education. "Cle

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