Important American Writers. Washington Irving. Best known for his short stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” Sleepy Hollow is the story of the Headless Horseman.
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Important American Writers
Best known for his short stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.”
Sleepy Hollow is the story of the Headless Horseman.
Rip Van Winkle is a story about a man who sleeps for twenty years and wakes up in a new world. The moral of the story is to live your life to the fullest and never waste a moments time.
Wrote about frontier life in “The Pioneers” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”
Credited with creating the first western hero.
Important works were the essays “Nature” and “Self Reliance.”
“Nature” is about living in nature. “Self Reliance” is about being responsible for yourself.
Important works were the book Walden and the essay “Civil Disobedience.”
Walden is about a year that Thoreau spent living alone in the forest. Civil Disobedience is about doing what is right regardless of the law.
Best known for her books about growing up in a family of three sisters called Little Women.
Best known for The Scarlet Letter, a book about an adulterous woman Hester Prynne who has to wear a red A on her clothing.
Longfellow was a poet best remembered for “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
Paul Revere warned the colonists that the “Red coats are coming!”
Melville is best known for his book on a giant man-eating whale called Moby Dick.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is best known for her “Little House” stories.
The Little House stories were about growing up on the prairie of the Midwest.
Harriet Beecher Stowe is best known for Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book about the evils of slavery.