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Gary Tombleson, Ph.D., has taught on ships at sea, in a federal prison and at an aeronautical university and a management school. He has also designed a Master of Arts program in humanities and leadership.

Textbook(s) for this course: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 1997
ISBN: 0451526503

AND Complete Tales and Poems
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Random House (Vintage Books)
Publication Year: 1975
ISBN: 0394716787

AND Daisy Miller
Author: Henry …

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  • Online course: Internet access required
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Gary Tombleson, Ph.D., has taught on ships at sea, in a federal prison and at an aeronautical university and a management school. He has also designed a Master of Arts program in humanities and leadership.

Textbook(s) for this course: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 1997
ISBN: 0451526503

AND Complete Tales and Poems
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Random House (Vintage Books)
Publication Year: 1975
ISBN: 0394716787

AND Daisy Miller
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin Classic
Publication Year: 2007
ISBN: 0141441348

AND Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: Random House (Fawcett)
Publication Year: 1983
ISBN: 0449300242

AND McTeague
Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 2003
ISBN: 0451528913

AND Moby Dick
Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 1998
ISBN: 0451526996

AND The Country of Pointed Firs and Other Stories
Author: Sarah Orne Jewett
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Publication Year: 1995
ISBN: 0393311376

AND The House of Mirth
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Year: 1984
ISBN: 0553213202

AND The Last of the Mohicans
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 2005
ISBN: 0451529820

AND The Rise of Silas Lapham
Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher: Penguin Classic
Publication Year: 1983
ISBN: 0140390308

AND The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Penguin (Signet Classic)
Publication Year: 2009
ISBN: 0451531353

AND The Sea Wolf
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Year: 1984
ISBN: 0553212257



X135A (3 semester units in English)

An elective in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing

Survey the major American novelists and short-story writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jack London. In addition to learning about various literary movements—such as romanticism, realism and naturalism—you consider questions of aesthetics, morality, poverty, racism, gender and power.

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