Tales of Mood and Mystery, we move beyond the basic elements of
fiction writing and examine more subtle techniques of the writer's craft
and particular style. All the pieces chosen are in their original version,
as the author intended them. The language has not been simplified, adapted
or altered in any manner. In addition to its more authentic and complex
language and a deeper exploration of technique and style, and reader orientation.
Tales of Mood and Mystery goes beyond American Literary Classics in its attempt to develop of framework for classifiying these works by genre. We define genre as a distinct literary form, characterized by a particular language, style and tradition.
The pieces in Tales of Mood and Mystery represent specific genres, (and sub-genres) of literature and we shall attempt to classify each piece, as well as define the genre to which it belongs.
Selections from Highlights of American Literature
Selections from American Patchwork