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America’s Literary Legends is a concise, yet truly distinctive and comprehensive review of 50 authors and poets who shaped American literature from the 1600s through the mid-twentieth century. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, this anthology takes a fresh approach to the lives and burial places of the greatest authors of American literature. It includes such masters as Irving, Poe, Whitman, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, and features introductions to each time period with an overview of the historical, cultural, and literary background of the era. Through succinct and engaging biographies, extensive descriptive observations, and 200 photographs, these great writers come to life. Innovative and authoritative, America’s Literary Legends embodies a fresh approach to the study of American literature and the authors whose works have become classics.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 200 color & b/w photos | Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347023 | Binding: hard cover
Award-winning author and columnist Michael Thomas Barry is a graduate of the California State University Fullerton. He is the author of Final Resting Places: Orange County’s Dead & Famous (2010); Fade to Black: Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1959 (2011); Murder & Mayhem: 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 (2012); Great Britain’s Royal Tombs: A Guide to the Lives and Burial Places of British Monarchs (2012); and Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers.