Early American Drama

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On sale Aug 01, 1997 | 576 Pages | 978-0-14-043588-7
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859).

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various
Early American DramaAcknowledgments
Introduction by Jeffrey H. Richards
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

The Contrast (1787) by Royall Tyler
André (1798) by William Dunlap
The Indian Princess (1808) by James Nelson Barker
The Gladiator (1831) by Robert Montgomery Bird
The Drunkard (1844) by William Henry Smith
Fashion (1845) by Anna Cora Mowatt
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by George L. Aiken
The Octoroon (1859) by Dion Boucicault

Explanatory and Textual Notes

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This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859).

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

Table of Contents

Early American DramaAcknowledgments
Introduction by Jeffrey H. Richards
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

The Contrast (1787) by Royall Tyler
André (1798) by William Dunlap
The Indian Princess (1808) by James Nelson Barker
The Gladiator (1831) by Robert Montgomery Bird
The Drunkard (1844) by William Henry Smith
Fashion (1845) by Anna Cora Mowatt
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by George L. Aiken
The Octoroon (1859) by Dion Boucicault

Explanatory and Textual Notes

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