Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

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Publisher Description

From the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative book on the twenty-five works of literature that have most shaped the American character. 

Thomas C. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans. He illuminates how books such as The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, My Ántonia, The Great Gatsby, The Maltese Falcon, Their Eyes Were Watching God, On the Road, The Crying of Lot 49, and others captured an American moment, how they influenced our perception of nationhood and citizenship, and what about them endures in the American character. Twenty-five Books That Shaped America is a fun and enriching guide to America through its literature.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
May 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
971.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Fuminpurple ,

Great!

Amazing analysis on the books that made us Americans what we are and hope to be. I did not buy the ebook because I already bought it in paper form!

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