Category Archives: English 3: American Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald Resources

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) led a life as colorful as one of his novels. He is most well-known for his book The Great Gatsby, a classic American tale of disillusionment with modernity. Enjoy the following Fitzgerald resources: Fitzgerald Collection at … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature—he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works and personality. Note that in both recordings below, Fitzgerald does not always follow … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Collection at USC

An incredible collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald materials belongs to the University of South Carolina Library. Learn more from their website: Introduction to Fitzgerald, his work, and times Fitzgerald biography The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott … Continue reading

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The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish  by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Miles Standish Love and Friendship The Lover’s Errand John Alden The Sailing of the Mayflower Priscilla The March of Miles Standish The Spinning Wheel The Wedding Day *** Other poetry by … Continue reading

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Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 9 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IX. THE WEDDING-DAY   Forth from the curtain of clouds, from the tent of purple and scarlet, Issued the sun, the great High-Priest,[54] in his garments resplendent, Holiness unto the Lord, … Continue reading

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Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 8 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VIII. THE SPINNING WHEEL   Month after month passed away, and in, autumn the ships of the merchants      825 Game with kindred and friends, with cattle and corn for the Pilgrims. … Continue reading

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Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 7 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VII. THE MARCH OF MILES STANDISH.[44]   Meanwhile the stalwart Miles Standish was marching steadily northward,           725 Winding through forest and swamp, and along the trend of the sea-shore, … Continue reading

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James Fenimore Cooper Resources

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) is considered the first fully American novelist–someone who achieved literary success writing about American issues, characters, and settings. He was influenced in his writing by the adventure novels of Sir Walter Scott and succeeded in transferring … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Resources

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist, most famous for his books The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources on the Excellence in Literature site include: The House of Seven Gables: 1940 movie trailer Hawthorne … Continue reading

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Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 6 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VI. PRISCILLA   Thus for a while he stood, and mused by the shore of the ocean, Thinking of many things, and most of all of Priscilla; And as if thought … Continue reading

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