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2nd Edition

American Literature

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Students will explore the power and beauty of America’s greatest literary works from a Biblical Christian worldview. Even those who have never connected with classic literature will discover how enjoyable it can be, how it speaks to their lives today, and how it affirms and illuminates Biblical truth. 

Recommended Grade Level: 10th-12th

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Weight 5.25 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 1.5 × 11 in









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In American Literature, 2nd Edition, the author uses the Socratic method of asking probing questions, leading students into a deeper understanding of each work. Beautifully illustrated in a stunning softcover edition, our American Literature, 2nd Edition course features the following: 

  • An emphasis on reading whole works 
  • Novels, plays, short stories, poems, and other works from every major period and literary movement, from the Colonial to Modern Age
  • In-depth study and analyses of whole works
  • Biographical essays examining the background, culture, and beliefs of each author 
  • Meaningful, thoughtful study questions
  • Extensive online solutions within Apologia’s Book Extras, offering greater insight and clarity to both parents and students 

The 2nd Edition is slightly condensed without compromising the overall scope and sequence of the course.

These assigned literary works are not reproduced in the textbook but can be easily obtained online or through your local library or bookstore:

Novels and Plays

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry 

Short Stories and Poems

  •  “A Leader of the People,” John Steinbeck
  • “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” James Thurber
  • “Barn Burning,” William Faulkner
  • “A Worn Path,”  Eudora Welty
  • “Revelation,” Flannery O’Connor
  • “Design” and “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same,” Robert Frost
  • “Harlem,” Langston Hughes
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” and “The Waking,” Theodore Roethke

Meet the Author

Dr. Whit Jones