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American Literature 2: Early 19th Century - 21st Century: Finding Books & Articles

Library of Congress Classification System - Browsing the shelves -PS

Authors and LC Classification section

  • Emily Dickinson (PS1541)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (PS1600 - 1648)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (PS1850 - 1898)
  • Edith Wharton (PS1845)
  • Mark Twain (PS1300 - 1348)
  • Langston Hughes (PS3515)
  • Robert Frost (PS3511)
  • Sylvia Plath (PS3566)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (PS2600 - 2648)
  • John Steinbeck (PS3537)

Notable books

  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller


19th Century Poets

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Walt Whitman
  • Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Elizabeth Margaret Chandler

20th Century Poets

  • James Baldwin
  • Langston Hughes
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Wendell Berry
  • E.E. Cummings
  • Maya Angelou

Famous Poems

  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  • Life is Fine by Langston Hughes

Short Stories

  • The complete tales & poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Pearl S. Buck's book of Christmas
  • Everything's eventual : 14 dark tales by Stephen King
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  • Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)