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Wright American Fiction


Provides electronic, full-text access to almost every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Outside the Library

Subjects: Language and Literature; English and American Literature; American Studies

Notes: Wright American Fiction online collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875; including works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville, along with many forgotten authors whose works were popular in their own time.

Dates of Coverage: 1851-1875

Update Frequency: Periodically

Print Equivalent: Many of the books listed in Wright American Fiction are held by The New York Public Library in print and microfilm. Check the Library Catalog for details by doing a title search for Wright American Fiction.

Format: Web

Output Type: Print