(From the publisher):
These four landmark novels of nineteenth-century American literature have gained a permanent place in our culture as great classics. They are not only part of our national heritage, but masterpieces of world literature whose deep and lasting influence is felt to this day.
The Scarlet Letter vividly records America’s moral and historical roots in Puritan New England and masterfully re-creates a society’s preoccupation with sin, guilt, and pride.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn carries readers along on Huck’s unforgettable journey down the Mississippi in America’s foremost comic epic—the first great novel in a truly American voice.
The Red Badge of Courage re-creates the brutal reality of war and its psychological impact on a young Civil War soldier in one of the most moving and widely read American novels.
Billy Budd, Sailor, and Other Stories joins the world’s great tragic literature as a doomed seaman becomes the innocent victim of a clash between social authority and individual freedom.
Original title: Four Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Huckleberry Finn; The Red Badge of Courage; Billy Budd
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
The following works are contained within this one:
Scarlet Letter, the (1850) [Novel]
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the (1884) [Novel]
Author: Mark Twain
Red Badge of Courage, the (1895) [Novel]
Author: Stephen Crane
Billy Budd (1924) [Novella]
Author: Herman Melville