The Norton Anthology of American Literature Third Edition New in Volume 1 American Literature 1620 - 1820 Significant additions to the work of four major authors: more chapters of William Bradford's History, additional poems by Anne Bradstreet, central selections from Johnathan Edwards's Nature of True Virtue, humanizing letters from Benjamin Franklin. Elizabeth Ashbridge's Some Accounts..., in full. Important selections from Robert Beverly's History...of Virginia and fromthe correspondence of Abihail and John Adams. Olaudah Equiano's slave narrative. Royall Tyler's The Contrast, the first American comedy. American Literature 1820 - 1865 Ralph Waldo Emerson's late essay, Fate, and Henry David Thoreau's early and important Thomas Carlyle and his Works. New stories by Nathanial Hawthorne --Roger Malvin's Burial and Wakefield -- and by Edgar Allan Poe -- The Imp of the Perverse.