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Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature, Franklin Library, 100 Volumes

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100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature

Complete Set of 100 Volumes

Franklin Library

Includes Complete Set of Notes from the Editors

FINE Condition

Published between 1974 and 1982, this is an incredible collection of the greatest literary works by American authors that were selected by America’s Universities under the auspices of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. From the publisher, “These are the books that have shaped the cultural heritage of our nation – that have made American literature admired and respected throughout the world. More important, these are the works that will remain the cornerstones of our culture for centuries to come. For these literary masterpieces have no equal. They represent the greatness of America.” These books feature all the usual Franklin Library fineries including full leather covers, silk moire endpapers, gold gilding and gilting, and satin bookmarks. The books in the collection are:

1919 by John Dos Passos

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H. L. Mencken.

A Week on the Concord and Merrimak Rivers by Henry David Thoreau.

Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg.

Abraham Lincoln His Speeches and His Writings.

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea, A Life of Christopher Columbus, by Samuel Eliot Morison.

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren.

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.

Billy Budd, Sailor & The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville.

Collected Poems by W. H. Auden.

Common Sense, The American Crisis and The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine.

Dusk of Dawn by W. E. Du Bois

E. E Cummings Collected Poems.

Essays (1st & 2nd Series) by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Eugene O'Neill (Four Plays.)

Final Harvest by Emily Dickinson.

Five Collected Plays by Arthur Miller.

Flannery O'Connor (The Complete Stories.)

Forty Eight Collected Poems and 3 Essays on Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe.

Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards.

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin.

Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow.

Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972 by Lewis Mumford.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Letters from an American Farmer by J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur.

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe.

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.

McTeague by Frank Norris.

Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams.

My Antonia by Willa Cather.

Of Plymouth Plantation 1620 - 1647 by William Bradford.

Personae - A Draft of 30 Cantos by Ezra Pound.

Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Poor Richard's Almanacks for 1733 - 1758 by Benjamin Franklin.

Pragmatism by William James.

Psychology by William James.

Round Up (The Stories of Ring Lardner)

Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams.

Selected Tales by Henry James.

Seven Selected Plays by Tennessee Williams.

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Six Plays by Lillian Hellman.

Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.

The 27 Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Ambassadors by Henry James.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

The Collected Poems 1909 - 1962 of T. S. Eliot.

The Collected Poems of Marianne Moore.

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens.

The Complete Poems of Hart Crane.

The Country of the Pointed Firs and 14 Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett.

The DeerSlayer by James Fenimore Cooper.

The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams.

The Federalist American State Papers.

The First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway.

The Flowering of New England 1815 -1865 b y Van Wyck Brooks.

The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson.

The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman.

The Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Poetry of Robert Frost.

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.

The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Selected Poems (121 Poems) of Edwin Arlington Robinson.

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving.

The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

The Tell-Tale Heart and 23 Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen.

The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber.

Thirty Five Selected Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Thornton Wilder's Plays

Twenty Three Stories by Stephen Crane.

Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane Adams.

Two Years Before the Mast By Richard Henry Dana.

Typee by Herman Melville.

Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris.

Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Up From Slavery, an Autobiography by Booker T. Washington.

Walden or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. 

The books are in FINE condition with a few volumes having the most minimal of shelfwear. Included with the collection are the Notes From The Editors that accompanied each edition as well as the cases to house the notes. The stock photographs used in the listing are representative of the appearance of the books in the collection.

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