Early American Drama
This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall TylersáThe Contrastá(1789); William Dunlap'sAndreá(1798); James Nelson Barker'sáThe Indian Princessá(1808); Robert Montgomery Bird'sáThe Gladiatorá(1831); William Henry Smith'sáThe Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt'sáFashioná(1845); George Aiken'sáUncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault'sáThe Octorooná(1859).
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700átitles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theáseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateátranslations by award-winning translators.
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