The highlights of American literature that have thrilled readers through the years are included in this enjoyable text for eleventh grade. The broad study of various types of literature helps students to love and appreciate the literature of our country. Authors include Irving, Cooper, Whittier, Clemens, Frost, Thurber, and many others. Transcendentalism and the literary trends of the twentieth century are not simply accepted as “art” but are evaluated in light of the Scriptures for the students’ edification. America’s great preachers, hymn writers, statesmen, and Bible scholars are given their rightful place in American literature.