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Studies in Classic American Literature

Studies in Classic American Literature

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence

  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521550161

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  • First published in 1923, this anthology provides a cross-section of Lawrence's writing on American literature. It includes landmark essays on Benjamin Franklin, Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. The volume offers the final 1923 version of the text in a newly corrected and uncensored form, and earlier (often very different) versions of many of the essays, and other materials (including four versions of Lawrence's pioneering essay on Whitman).

    • Lawrence's landmark writings on American literature made available for the first time in many years
    •  The first scholarly edition of a book of major writings of D. H. Lawrence
    • Includes some fascinating, previously unpublished writing by Lawrence, on homosexuality and other matters
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[A] wealth of relevant material for scholars...The Cambridge editors are to be commended for a Herculean labor, for which all those who work on Lawrence owe a huge debt of gratitude." Earl G. Ingersoll, SUNY College at Brockport

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521550161
    • length: 714 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editor's preface
    Acknowledgements
    Chronology
    Cue-titles
    Introduction
    Studies in Classic American Literature: Final version (1923)
    First version (1918–19)
    Intermediate version (1919)
    Appendices:
    1. Reading notes for The Scarlet Letter
    2. Foreword to Studies in Classic American Literature (1920)
    3. Foreword (1922)
    4. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance (1920–1)
    5. XIII.Whitman (1921–2)
    6. XII.Whitman (1922)
    Explanatory notes
    Textual apparatus
    Variorum apparatus
    A note on pounds, shillings and pence
    Index.

  • Author

    D. H. Lawrence

    Editors

    Ezra Greenspan
    Ezra Greenspan is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He writes widely about modern American literature and is the co-editor of Book History.

    Lindeth Vasey
    Lindeth Vasey is Editorial Manager: Classics at Penguin UK Ltd. She has edited several books in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence including Mr Noon and (with John Worthen) The First 'Women in Love'.

    John Worthen, University of Nottingham
    John Worthen is Professor of D. H. Lawrence Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has written and edited many books relating to D. H. Lawrence and is author of The Early Years, the first volume in the three-volume biography of D. H. Lawrence (1991).

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