Is this site just about American Literature?
No. American Literature was the original focus of the site started in 1997 but the scope quickly expanded to encompass great literature from around the world.So then the “American” part is a legacy naming issue? Yes and no. This site contains great literature from around world, but its core focus is still on American Literature. That includes novels like Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, The Red Badge of Courage and short stories like A Horseman in the Sky, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and The Story of an Hour and hundreds of others.
You know that W.W. Jacobs is not an American author, right?