Book covers various periods of american literature. If your name is abe you might be able to write classic prose on an envelope. Other poets, of england also, are expansive more or less, and soar freely to seek the blue sky, but take it as a whole, there is in english literature, as in english character, a reminiscence of walls and ceilings, a tendency to the arbitrary and conventional that repels a mind trained in admiration of the antique spirit. Set during the american civil war, an occurrence at owl creek is bierces most famous short story.
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