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American Authors and their Novels
1789-1900; a selection

William Hill Brown (1765 - 1793)
Call #: F Brown-W
Power of Sympathy (1789; considered 1st American novel)

Charles Brockden Brown (1771 - 1810)
Call #: F Brown-C
Wieland (1798)
Arthur Mervyn (1799)

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
Call #: F Alcot-L
A Long Fatal Love Chase (written in 1866 but not published until 1995)
Little Women (1868)
An Old-fashioned Girl (1870)
Little Men (1871)

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)
Call #: JF Aldri-T
The Story of a Bad Boy (1870)

Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899)
Call #: F Alger-H
Miscellaneous titles in the Ragged Dick series (around 1867)
Miscellaneous title in the Tattered Tom series (around 1871)

L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919)
Call #: JF Baum-L
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Edward Bellamy (1850 - 1898)
Call #: F Bella-E
Looking Backward (1888)

Charles W. Chesnutt (1858 - 1932)
Call #: F Chesn-C
House Behind the Cedars (1900)
The Marrow of Tradition (1901)
The Colonel's Dream (1905)

Kate Chopin (1851 - 1904)
Call #: F Chopi-K
Awakening (1899)

Samuel Clemens (1835 - 1910)
Call #: F Cleme-S
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1888)
Prince and the Pauper (1882)
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)

Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)
Call #: F Crane-S
Red Badge of Courage (1895)
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (1896)

James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)
Call #: F Coope-J
The Spy (1821)
The Pilot (1821)
The Pioneers (1823)
Last of the Mohicans (1826)
The Pathfinder (1840)
The Deerslayer (1841

F. Marion Crawford (1854 - 1909)
Call #: F Crawf-F
Don Orsino (1892)
The Three Fates (1892)
Marion Darche (1893)

Theodore Dreiser (1871 - 1945)
Call #: F Dreis-T
Sister Carrie (1900)

Fanny Fern (1811 - 1872)
Call #: F Fern-F
Ruth Hall (1855)

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)
Call #: F Glasg-E
The Voice of the People (1900)

Nathanial Hawthorne (1783 - 1859)
Call #: F Hawth-N
Scarlet Letter (1850)
House of the Seven Gables (1851)
Blithedale Romance (1852)
Marble Faun (1860)

William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920)
Call #: F Howel-W
Their Wedding Journey (1872)
Rise of Silas Lapham (1885)
Indian Summer (1886)

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830 - 1885)
Call #: F Jacks-H
Ramona (1884)

Henry James Jr. (1843 - 1916)
Call #: F James-H
Daisy Miller (1879)
Washington Square (1881)
Bostonians (1886)

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)
Call #: F Jewet-S
A Country Doctor (1884)
A Marsh Island (1885)
The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
Call #: F Melvi-H
Typee (1846)
Omoo (1847)
Mardi (1849)
Moby-Dick (1851)

S. Weir Mitchell (1829 - 1914)
Call #: F Mitch-S
Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker (1897)
The Adventures of Francois (1898)

Frank Norris (1870 - 1902)
Call #: F Norri-F
Blix (1899)
McTeague (1899)

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (Ward) (1815 - 1852)
Call #: F Phelp-E
Doctor Zay (1882)

William Gilmore Simms (1806 - 1870)
Call #: F Simms-W
Beauchampe or the Kentucky Tragedy (1842)
Woodcraft; or, Hawks about the Dovecote (1852; originally published as Sword and the Distaff)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)
Call #: F Stowe-H
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

Ruth McEnery Stuart (1849 - 1917)
Call #: F Mcene-R
River's Children (1903)

A Selection of Novels Published After 1900 -

Thomas Dixon (1864 - 1946)
Call #: F Dixon-T
The Leopard's Spots (1902)
The Clansman (1905)

Theodore Dreiser (1871 - 1945)
Call #: F Dreis-T
An American Tragedy (1925)

Hamlin Garland (1860 - 1940)
Call #: F Garla-H
Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop (1902)
Cavanaugh, Forest Ranger (1910)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935)
Call #: F Gilma-C
Herland (1915)

Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968)
Call #: F Sincl-U
The Jungle (1905)

Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)
Call #: F Whart-E
Valley of Decision (1902)
House of Mirth (1905)
Ethan Frome (1911)
Age of Innocence (1920)

Works by these authors are available throughout the Tacoma Public Library System. 2005

 

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