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Series: American Tradition in Literature

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The American tradition in literature by Sculley Bradley0
American Literature by George PerkinsVol 1
The American Tradition In Literature, Shorter by George B. Perkinsshorter
The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 2 by George PerkinsVol 2

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Recommendations

  1. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 by M. H. Abrams (1968)
  2. The Norton introduction to literature by Carl E. Bain (1973)
  3. The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym (1980)
  4. The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces by Maynard Mack (1965)
  5. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction by R. V. Cassill (1978)
  6. Glencoe Literature: Reader's Choice Course 4 California Edition (2002)
  7. The Norton reader: An anthology of expository prose by Arthur M. Eastman (1965)
  8. Anthology of American literature by George McMichael (1974)
  9. Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense by Laurence Perrine (1970)
  10. The Harper American Literature by Donald McQuade (1987)
  11. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by X. J. Kennedy (1979)
  12. Discovering Literature © 1991 Grade 6 Student Edition by McGraw-Hill (1991)
  13. The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Volume B: 1820-1865 by Nina Baym (2003)
  14. Interpreting Literature by Kenneth Leslie Knickerbocker (1960)
  15. Fiction 100: An anthology of short stories by James H. Pickering (1974)

Series description

American Tradition in Literature was edited in its first three editions (1956-1967) by Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, and E. Hudson Long. It has been edited since the fourth edition by George and Barbara Perkins.

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