The Glorious American Essay

One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present

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"Not only an education but a joy. This is a book for the ages."  --Rivka Galchen

A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin...

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