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A New Reader of the Old South

Major Stories, Tales, Slave Narratives, Diaries, Essays, Travelogues, Poetry, and Songs, 1820-1920

by Ben Forkner & Patrick Samway

The literary Canon of the old South is redefined in this remarkable companion to the highly acclaimed A Modern Southern Reader.

The literary canon of the old South is redefined in this remarkable companion to the highly acclaimed A Modern Southern Reader. Editors Ben Forkner and Patrick Samway, S. J. have selected from the most original and lasting works of nineteenth-century Southern writing (1820-1920) to reflect the full range of the Southern experience.

The thorough introduction illuminates the individual pieces, providing insight into the culture of the Old South, from which rose a new generation of prominent, American writers. Features the work of Kate Chopin, Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ellen Glasgow, Henry Grady, Joel Chandler Harris, Thomas Jefferson, James Weldon Johnson, Sidney Lanier, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, and many others.

Hardcover: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-019-0
Total Pages: 600
Size: 6 x 9
Language: English
Paperback: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-020-6
Total Pages: 600
Size: 6 x 9
Language: English

Meet the Author

Ben Forkner, PhD, is professor of English and American literature at the University of Angers in France. A graduate of Stetson University in Florida, he received his PhD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in France.

Meet the Author

Patrick Samway, S. J. received his BA and MA from Fordham University, his MDiv from Woodstock College, and his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Father Samway taught for eight years at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and also has received two Fulbright lectureships to France.