American Literature

American Literature

As the home of authors as disparate as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams, America—like the literature it has produced—can be difficult to generalize. Within our American Literature catalogue you'll find authors, stories, and material that reflect the variety, depth, and breadth of the genre like Wharton, Hurston, and Kerouac, to name a few. Highlights include the first edition of Steinbeck's first book, Cup of Gold; Edith Wharton's Twelve Poems inscribed to French friends, Paul and Minnie Bourget; and a contract, signed by Harper Lee, granting foreign publishing rights for To Kill a Mockingbird.