This text is an overview of American Literature from the Colonial period (1492-1775) to the time the book was originally published in 1944. Selections from Capt. John Smith, St. Isaac Jogues, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, and TS Eliot. Seton highly recommends this excellent book for high school literature students. Index. Reprinted by Seton Press 2014. Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches. Paperback. 582 pp.