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Online: American Authors on the Web - Early American Fiction Collection (1789-1875) - The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

American Authors on the Web

Digital resources for American Authors from Nathaniel Ward (1578-1652) to Donna Tart (born 1963)

Early American Fiction Collection (1789-1875)

Several hundred volumes of early American fiction dating from 1789-1875, in digitalized form. The texts include first printings of works by James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as well as more obscure authors like Rufus Dawes and Hannah Webster Foster. Part of the database, created by the University of Virginia Library, is open to public users.

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

“Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.”

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