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In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature.
In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard — some in no more than a dozen moving lines. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance.

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Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom and Charley,
added anonymously.

49 editions First published in 1915

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Spoon River anthology
2008, Penguin Books
in English
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Spoon River Anthology
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Spoon River anthology
2007, Barnes & Noble
in English
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Spoon River Anthology (Large Print Edition)
July 24, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
July 24, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics)
July 3, 2007, Signet Classics
in English
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Spoon River Anthology
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
January 31, 2005, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
March 2005, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
January 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Spoon River Anthology
March 30, 2004, Touchstone
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
2004, NuVision Publications
E-book in English
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Spoon River Anthology
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
eBook in English
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Spoon River Anthology
December 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology
November 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Spoon River Anthology
January 2000, Yestermorrow Inc
Hardcover in English
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Spoon River Anthology
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Spoon River Anthology
October 1, 1997, Touchstone
Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology (Tor Classics)
November 15, 1997, Tor Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics)
January 7, 1992, Signet Classics
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1992, Dover Publications
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1992, Signet
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1992, University of Illinois Press
in English - An annotated ed. / edited and with an introduction and annotations by John E. Hallwas.
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Spoon River anthology
1986, Buccaneer Books
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1986, Macmillan
in English - New ed., 1st MacMillan Hudson River ed., with new poems.
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Spoon River anthology
1983, Franklin Library
in English - Limited ed.
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Antología de Spoon River
1981, Ruray Editores
in Spanish
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Spoon River Anthology
July 1977, Perfection Learning Prebound
Unknown Binding
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Spoon River anthology
1976, Macmillan
in English - New ed., with new poems.
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Spoon River anthology.
1963, Macmillan
in English
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Spoon River anthology.
1963, Macmillan
in English
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Spoon River anthology.
1962, Collier Books
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1962, Collier Books
in English
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Spoon river anthology.
1952, Macmillan
in English - New ed., with new poems.
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Spoon River anthology
1944, Macmillan
in English - New ed. with new poems
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Spoon River anthology
1942, Macmillan
in English - New ed., with new poems
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Spoon river anthology
1942, Limited Editions Club
in English
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Spoon river anthology
1922, The Macmillan company
in English - New ed., with new poems.
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Spoon River anthology.
1921, The Macmillan company
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1916, The Macmillan company
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1916, The Macmillan company
in English
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Spoon River anthology
1916, The Macmillan company
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Spoon River anthology
1915, Macmillan
in English - New ed., with new poems.
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Spoon river anthology
1915, The Macmillan company
in English
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Spoon River anthology: illustrated by Oliver Herford.
Publish date unknown, T.W. Laurie
in English

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