Realism and Regionalism 1865–1914 - Gary Scharnhorst and Thomas Quirk 2010

Realism and Regionalism 1865–1914 - Gary Scharnhorst and Thomas Quirk 2010


Boundaries of the Period

Dominant Genres and Literary Forms

Historical and Social Context

Literary Influences

Evolution of Critical Opinion

Study Guides on General Topics

Biography and Autobiography

Crime and Detective Fiction

Ethnic Writing

Humor Writing


Reform Literature

Regionalism and Realism

War Writing


Women’s Writing

Study Guides on Works and Writers

Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”

Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)

Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Kate Chopin, “Desiree’s Baby”

Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat”

Emily Dickinson, Poems

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

Alice Dunbar-Nelson, The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Sui Sin Far, Mrs. Spring Fragrance

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, “A Church Mouse”

Hamlin Garland, “Under the Lion’s Paw”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”

O. Henry (1862-1910)

William Dean Howells, “Editha”

Henry James, “Daisy Miller”

Sarah Orne Jewett, “A White Heron”

Jack London, The Call of the Wild

Jack London,“To Build a Fire”

Edwin Arlington Robinson, Collected Poems

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

Frank R. Stockton,“The Lady, or the Tiger?”

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (London: Chatto & Windus, 1884); republished as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885)

Walt Whitman, Drum-Taps

Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton, “Roman Fever”

Annotated Bibliography