the writter who introduced the sea, the forest, and American history into the American novel was?
A. James Fenimore Cooper
B. Herman Melville
C. Mark Twain
And does anyone know this one?
The two most important writters of the last half of the nineteenth century were? ( two answers)
A. Samuel Clemens
B. William Dean Howells
C. Henry James
D. Harriet Beecher Stowe
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American History Novels for Young Adults
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Hartford, Connecticut, and Elmira, New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1884.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is set in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River. This book was about 295 pages long and the author of the book is Mark Twain it was first published in America in January 1885. Huck is the thirteen-year-old son of the local drunk of St. Petersburg, Missouri. Often forced to survive on his own wits and constantly a bit of an outcast, Huck is thoughtful, intelligent, and willing to come to his own conclusions about important matters. Even if these conclusions contradict society’s norms, Huck doesn’t mind a bit. However, Huck is still a boy, and is influenced by others mainly by his imaginative friend Tom. The book is inspired by many of the author's own experiences as a river-boat pilot. The book tells of two runaways, a white boy and a black man, and their journey down the mighty Mississippi River.
July 2, 1896 OBITUARY
Harriet Beecher Stowe By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the authoress of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "Dred," and other works of worldwide reputation, died at her home, 73 Forest Street, at noon today without regaining consciousness.Mrs. Stowe's literary life began shortly after marriage, and was long confined to fugitive tales and sketches, afterward assembled and printed under the title of "The Mayflower." She did nothing memorable until her maturity, and then leaped full-fledged into the company of the illustrious women of the century. Besides "Uncle Tom's Cabin," of which the narrative is given below, she did nothing better than "The Minister's Wooing," (1859,) which pleased the critics at least as well as it did the public. Possibly her least happy venture was "Lady Byron Vindicated." In 1853 she had visited England and formed the acquaintance of the unhappy wife of the poet, and upon what she then learned was based an unmentionable charge against him. Upon this tour was based "Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands." In 1856 appeared her second anti-slavery novel, "Dred." It was a powerful work, but marred by the sentiment inspired by the attack upon Sumner in the Senate Chamber. It was thus that the bitter, avenging spirit was given to Dred at the expense of the art of the story. She has written other works creditable enough, but they will not live.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," wrote under the pen name Mark Twain.
The novelist was also an itinerant printer, a travel correspondent, a Mississippi River pilot, a gold and silver miner, a laborer in a quartz mine, an inventor, a social critic, a lecturer and a journalist.
The author's wicked wit, enduring seductiveness and flat-out subversiveness continues to captivate audiences in each new generation. Clemens himself put it this way: ''My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.''
When he died on April 21, 1910, a New York Times editorial called him "the greatest American humorist of his age."Source(s): http://www.lsu.edu/faculty/jpullia/3223amhistory.h... http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/... http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopic...