Anthology of American Literature is available in two-volume and concise editions. The carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. Volume II includes literary works from the late nineteenth century through the twenty-first century. There is a new section on Literature of the Twenty-first Century with increased emphasis on current authors and context as well as a separate period introduction and timeline. Period introductions and headnotes have been revised and updated and new selections have been added from a diverse group of writers.
Pretty much useless....
By Patricia J. Ogden on May 08, 2010
The seller was wonderful. I have no regrets there. The book itself, however, leaves much to be desired. The author biographies are almost insultingly brief and some focus on irrelevant facts about the authors' lives. The Period Introductions are only about three to four pages long. Many of the footnotes are useless. The editor's have ignored references to other works or to private events in the author's life within works. They found it necessary to explain what a mermaid was but assumed that all the students fully understood the meaning of the word "paramour". On top of it all this text is riddled with typographical error. In some poems the errors are enough to change the meaning of entire stanzas, such as the difference between the words "lie" and "die" in Countee Cullen's poem Heritage. It is annoying enough for students to have to look up Biographical information and words that should obviously be glossed. To have a so many textual errors that you are honestly better off looking up most works elsewhere makes this book useless. Hopefully they will fix these errors in a new edition but I would not waste my time with this book again if the publishers paid me.
Book was in great condition!
By Amy B. on Sep 14, 2014
Thank you! Book was in great condition!
Anthology of American Literature Volume II
By Accounting By Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt, Donald E. Kieso on Dec 20, 2010
Prompt delievery but the condition of the book was very poor. It did the job for less then $20 but the description of the book was good and it was acyually very very poor.
By Nadia Anderson on Jul 24, 2010
I loved the quality of the book, it had very little pencil marks, no higlighting as they described and it came fairly quickly.
By Amazon Customer on Oct 13, 2013
This text is a great guide which assisted me in my course. Although it was mandatory for my course it is well written and keeps your interest. It is and will stay in my current library.
Horrible Experience from the Seller!
By Kelly Schwing on Oct 15, 2014
The book was tattered, the pages were trashed with illegible, irrelevant notes, and excessive highlighting. I was completely displeased.
By Caleb Alexander on Feb 17, 2013
The description of the product said that there was a deep crease on the cover, which i would not have minded. The fact of the matter is the front cover has a rip about two and a half inches long about an inch in from the spine that was taped.
By Jessie Taylor on Oct 02, 2013
This item was just what I ordered! It was gently used and is everything that I need for my class!
very very poor book condition
By Ihay on Jan 14, 2011
The book i received in the mail was in very very poor condition. The cover was paper clip to a few pages to keep it from falling off. The book is clearly damage goods and needs to be given away.When i open the package i thought that they sent me the worse book on the shelf. i will not order from this (Olivarez) seller again.
By Mary on Jan 24, 2013
As a college textbook, it's decent. The pages are thin, with fine print. I appreciate this, as it allowed them to include more text and offer it at a "lower" price.