George and Barbara Perkins

Authors and editors.

Selected Works

The most comprehensive single-volume guide to American literature.
A guide to history, terms, and concepts.

Quick Links

Find Authors

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF GEORGE AND BARBARA PERKINS

Our books together include THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE (12th edition, 2009), and also THE HARPERCOLLINS READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, THE HARPER HANDBOOK TO LITERATURE, WOMEN'S WORK, KALEIDOSCOPE: STORIES OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE.

George's solo works include a memoir and history, STONES STAND, WATERS FLOW: A NEW ENGLAND STORY, and RARE DAYS IN LOST VALLEY: THE BELLWETHER UNIVERSITY BOOK OF UNIVERSAL TRUTHS, a novel. In addition to conventional bound formats, both are available as e-books.


THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 11th edition, volume 1, McGraw-Hill, 2006

THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 11th edition, volume II, McGraw-Hill 2006

THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 11th edition, concise volume, McGraw-Hill, 2006