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Great American Authors Since 1650

Featuring such greats as Poe ... Dickinson ... Twain ... Alcott ... Hemingway ... Wolfe ... Steinbeck ... Vonnegut and Morrison, this eight part series presents the lives and literary output of over 60 of America's most read authors.
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1650 - 1845
  • 1650 - Anne Bradstreet, America's First Poet
  • 1702 - Cotton Mather Publishes The Ecclesiastical History of New England
  • 1773 - Phillis Wheatley becomes America's First Black Woman Poet
  • 1819 - Washington Irving Publishes Rip Van Winkle
  • 1826 - James Fenimore Cooper Publishes Last of the Mohicans
  • 1836 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Initiates American Transcendentalism with Nature
  • 1845 - Edgar Allan Poe Publishes The Raven
GAA-001 $25.00/yr
1846 - 1855
  • 1849 - Henry David Thoreau originates America's Proud History of Civil Disobedience
  • 1850 - Nathaniel Hawthorne Writes The Scarlet Letter
  • 1851 - Herman Melville's Moby Dick is Published
  • 1852 - Emily Dickinson Publishes First Poem
  • 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Writes Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • 1855 - Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom
  • 1855 - Walt Whitman Publishes Leaves of Grass
  • 1855 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Writes The Song of Hiawatha
GAA-002 $25.00/yr
1856 - 1906
  • 1868 - Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women
  • 1878 - Henry James Writes Daisy Miller
  • 1885 - Mark Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 1906 - Upton Sinclair's Novel The Jungle is Published
  • 1906 - The Whole Country Speaks - Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser, Jack London
GAA-003 $25.00/yr
1907 - 1925
  • 1913 - Poet William Carlos Williams Publishes His First Book of Poems, The Tempers
  • 1914 - Carl Sandburg Publishes his Poem Chicago
  • 1920 - Edith Wharton Wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence
  • 1922 - The Innovators; e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Henry Miller
  • 1923 - Robert Frost Publishes Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • 1925 - F. Scott Fitzgerald Writes The Great Gatsby
GAA-004 $25.00/yr
1926 - 1939
  • 1929 - Thomas Wolfe Writes Look Homeward Angel
  • 1929 - William Faulkner Showcases the South with The Sound and the Fury
  • 1930 - Sinclair Lewis Becomes the First American to Win the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1931 - Pearl Buck Writes The Good Earth
  • 1936 - Playwright Eugene O'Neill Wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1939 - Steinbeck Writes The Grapes of Wrath
GAA-005 $25.00/yr
1940- 1949
  • 1940 - Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls is Published
  • 1941 - James Thurber Writes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • 1947 - 1953 - Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov Usher in the Era of Popular Science Ficti
  • 1948 - Tennessee Williams Wins His First Pulitzer Prize for A Street Car Named Desire
  • 1949 - Arthur Miller Produced Death of a Salesman
GAA-006 $25.00/yr
1950 -1957
  • 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Wins the Pulitzer Prize
  • 1951 - Salinger and Plath Set the Stage for the Baby Boomer Generation
  • 1952 - Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin Speak for the American Black Male
  • 1957 - Jack Kerouac Begins the Beat Generation in American Literature
  • 1957 - Dr Seuss Writes The Cat in the Hat
GAA-007 $25.00/yr
1958 - Present
  • 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced
  • 1961 - Joseph Heller Writes Catch - 22
  • 1966 - Truman Capote Writes In Cold Blood
  • 1969 - Kurt Vonnegut Writes Slaughterhouse Five
  • 1982 - John Updike's Rabbit is Rich Wins Pulitzer Prize for Literature
  • 1989 - Asian American Amy Tan Publishes The Joy Luck Club
  • 1993 - Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and August Wilson Redefine the Black Experience
  • 2007 - Cormac McCarthy Wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Road
GAA-008 $25.00/yr