What's New

New in 5.0.3
- Updated with leading edge technology
- Built with scalable frameworks and versatile APIs
- Hang-free data binding for faster UI switching
- Clean, minimalistic design, focused on content rather than bling
- Responsive user interface adapts to most screen sizes and densities
- No ads or in-app purchases, suitable for classroom use and volume purchasing

App Description

American Literature Guide is a comprehensive reference app for students studying American literature in high school or college. The American literary tradition is broken down into the periods of Puritanism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Each period is analyzed and explained from six different perspectives: literary attributes, major writers, musical influences, artistic influences, historical significance, and a thorough analysis of one period piece.

American Literature Guide is content rich with high-level instructional text, high-resolution images, and links to musical references. Students can explore the biographies and works of major authors within each literary tradition, and by clicking "Analysis" students can see the attributes of each literary period in action as one piece of literature from that category is fully analyzed, annotated, and explained:

1. "Upon the Burning of our House" - Anne Bradstreet
2. "The Declaration of Independence" - Thomas Jefferson
3. "To a Waterfowl" - William Cullen Bryant
4. "The Raven" - Edgar Allan Poe
5. "Nature" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. "Richard Cory" - Edwin Arlington Robinson
7. "A Man Said to the Universe" - Stephen Crane
8. "Mowing" - Robert Frost
9. "Lost in the Funhouse" - John Barth

American Literature Guide is suitable for classroom projection from an iPad and functions equally well all recent versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. American Literature Guide was written and developed by a college English professor and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level academics.

*This full version contains no ads or in-app purchases and is suitable for Apple's volume purchasing plan.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 29, 2012 Initial release
  • September 07, 2012 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • November 26, 2012 New version 1.1
  • January 07, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • February 15, 2013 New version 1.2
  • February 27, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 06, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • April 09, 2013 New version 2.0
  • April 24, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • April 28, 2013 New version 2.1
  • May 28, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • June 28, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • July 03, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 13, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • December 12, 2013 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • February 10, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • May 26, 2014 New version 3.0.0
  • June 05, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • July 12, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • August 17, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • April 13, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • April 22, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • April 22, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • July 18, 2015 New version 5.0.2

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