America, the Beautiful

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From Ancient Greece we’re traveling to America….but I’m not yet sure just where in time we’re going to stop! Here are four themed tours. Which would you most like to see featured on an upcoming Circuit?

Please note that we’ve had Americans on the lists in the past; we’ll try to give those authors a chance again at some point for future tours. For now, though, these are the authors/themes we’re going to decide from among.

Colonial and Revolutionary Thought: Defining A New Nation

  • Anne Bradford, Phyllis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Washington Irving.

American Romanticism: A Unique American Style

  • James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, the Transcendentalists.

American Turn-of-the-Century Naturalism: Social Issues in Literature

  • Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris

The Lost Generation: Experimentation in Style and Form

  • Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Pierce

I’d love your input, regardless of whether you will be able to participate in the tour.


  1. #1 by Anastasia on February 8, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Ooo, I’ve got to vote for the revolutionary stuff, because I’ve been way into that lately. (Although it might actually be boring to read?) But all the other topics sound really good, too!

  2. #2 by Booksploring on February 9, 2011 - 6:32 am

    They all sound great! Hard to pick just one 😉

  3. #3 by Allie on February 9, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    great choices! I’m up for ALL of them. 🙂

  4. #4 by Bex on February 12, 2011 - 4:25 am

    They all sound really good,but I’d go for Romanticism,just cos that’s the kind of stuff i’m reading at the moment. Looking forward to it!

  5. #5 by Jiletli Tel on May 13, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    great collection,hard to pick one of them..

  6. #6 by Quan on October 8, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    these are great choices..

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