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Authors, American -- 19th century

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The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social...
Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns

Mark Twain, a film co-produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, aired on PBS January 14th and 15th of 2002. Presently, PBS is offering the general public the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Florentine Films and learn about the making of the movie. Internet users can meet the co-producers and find out what they have say about Twain, as well as follow the steps of the filmmaking process. In...
The Mark Twain House

While the mention of Mark Twain may make one think of drifting along the Mississippi, the noted American author and curmudgeon wrote most of his famous works while living in this home in Hartford, Connecticut. Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the house, which is also notable for having one of the few remaining Tiffany-designed interiors. The site also has several activities for...
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe was only on this earth for an all-too brief forty years, but he crafted some fine poetry. Some have argued that with the "Murders in the Rue Morgue," he created the first detective story. On this site, visitors will see complete text versions of almost all of Mr. Poe's poems and short stories. Each piece begins by indicating the year of its first publication and the publication in...
Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites

Maintained and created by Richard Hathaway, an educator at the State University of New York at New Paltz, this site is a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James. The site begins with a collection of electronic texts of James' works. Some of the more recent additions include short stories that James wrote specifically for The Atlantic Monthly during the 1860s....
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau is widely considered one of the most important persons in the history of American letters in addition to an international reputation as a naturalist, philosopher, and author. This particular website serves as both a source of information about the authorized Thoreau Edition of his complete works (which was founded in 1966) and the Thoreau Project, which is located at Northern...
Hawthorne in Salem

During his days as a clerk for the federal government in Salem, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne began crafting some of his most notable works. The Hawthorne in Salem site celebrates his life and times in this very unique place. Created by the North Shore Community College in nearby Danvers, the site offers up an interactive timeline of dates from Hawthorne's life. Visitors can browse through...