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Br'er Rabbit and Br'er B'ar, from stories by Joel Chandler Harris

19th Century

CONTENTS
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
poet, novelist

Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates
author of "America the Beautiful," a poem inspired by her travels across the country

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
journalist, story writer

Charles Brockden Brown
Charles Brockden Brown
the first American novelist to win an international reputation

George Washington Cable
George Washington Cable
author of "Southern" stories

Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
aka Mark Twain; humorist, essayist, journalist

James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper
novelist

Richard Harding Davis
Richard Harding Davis
journalist, novelist, playwright

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
the first African-American to gain national eminence as a poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
transcendentalist writer

Joel Chandler Harris
Joel Chandler Harris
writer of stories

Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe
poet

William Dean Howells
William Dean Howells
helped introduce European writers to American readers, and challenged American writers to choose American subjects

Washington Irving
Washington Irving
establisher of the short story as an important literary form in America

Sidney Lanier
Sidney Lanier

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
poet

James Russell Lowell
James Russell Lowell
poet and essayist

Herman Melville
Herman Melville
his adventures became popular books

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
poet, literary critic, author of the first detective story

James Whitcomb Riley
James Whitcomb Riley
the "Hoosier Poet"

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe
author of the first major American novel to feature a black hero

Bayard Taylor
Bayard Taylor
journalist, traveler, lecturer, poet, and translator

Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
humor columnist

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
poet

John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier
poet

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