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The Norton Anthology of American Literature

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Welcome to the Student Studyspace for The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Eighth Edition. This free student website helps students understand individual works and appreciate the places, sounds, and sights of American literature. The site features a variety of review material, including: more than 70 multiple-choice reading comprehension quizzes on widely-taught individual works; bulleted summaries of the anthology introductions; timelines; access to the American Passages image archive; literary places and author portrait galleries, and maps.

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Reading Comprehension Quizzes

Reading Comprehension Quizzes with detailed answer feedback for more than 70 widely-taught works help you gauge how well you’ve understood the story, poem, or play.