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This particular quantity comprises 8 early dramas that replicate American literary, social, and cultural historical past: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859).

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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