Welcome to the Masters of Poetry book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors. Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work. This edition is dedicated to the American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paul Laurence Dunbar was a poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar began to write stories and verse when still a child; he was president of his high school's literary society. Dunbar's work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading editor associated with the Harper's Weekly, and Dunbar was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. This book contains the following writings: Biografical: Biographical commentary by Benjamin Brawley and W. D. Howells.Poetry: Over 20 selected poems, including The Haunted Oak, The Corn-Stalk Fiddle and Invitation to Love.Prose works: Representative American Negroes and more 7 short stories.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!