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The Literary Answer to an Encyclopedia

Here are the 10 volumes on American literature published in the mid-19th century by Kent Ljungquist and Wesley Mott, books that comprise the standard reference sources on the period for public and private libraries, college students and professors…even high school students. Added for good measure are a few other works on American authors by these prolific WPI English professors.

Edited by Ljungquist

Nineteenth-Century American Fiction Writers (1998)
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Antebellum Writers in the South (2001)
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Antebellum Writers in New York (2001)
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Facts on File Bibliography of American Fiction to 1865 (1994)
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Edited by Mott

The American Renaissance in New England: The Concord Writers (2001)
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Boston & Cambridge Writers (2001)

Regional Writers (2001)

Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism (1996)
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Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism (1996)
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Also by Ljungquist

The Grand and the Fair: Poe in the American Landscape (1982)
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The Grand and the Fair: Poe's Landscape Aesthetics and Pictorial Techniques (1985)
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Also by or Edited by Mott

The Strains of Eloquence: Emerson and His Sermons (1989)
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Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson (1997)
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The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1992)
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