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Herman Melville's "Typee": A Fluid Text Edition

This innovative work represents the most advanced, and accessible, approach to the study of a "fluid text" (a work existing in multiple versions). Analyzing Melville's working draft manuscript of Typee, John Bryant establishes three layered versions of the heavily revised text and... More


Journal of Emily Shore: Revised and Expanded

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before her death from consumption, Margaret Emily Shore recorded her reactions to the world around her. She wrote of... More


The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse

A public orator at Cambridge and later a priest in the Church of England, George Herbert (1593–1633) balanced a vigorous intellectual life with a passionate devotion to his faith. These two important strands in his life informed his great work, The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private... More


The Letters of Christina Rossetti: A Digital Edition

Christina Rossetti has come to be considered one of the major poets of the Victorian era.This digital edition incorporates the complete text of the 4-volume print edition, The Letters of Christina Rossetti, edited by Antony H. Harrison. All 2124 letters may be read in chronological order... More


The Letters of Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold was the preeminent poet/critic of the second half of the nineteenth century. Including nearly 4,000 letters, this work represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of his correspondence available.


Salomé

Oscar Wilde. Translated by Joseph Donohue. Illustrated by Barry Moser

Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue’s new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde’s shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American... More


Not Only War

Victor Daly. edited by David A. Davis

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts is the only World War I novel written by an African American veteran. In the book, Montgomery Jason, an idealistic African American college student, enlists to fight for freedom and democracy. When he falls in love with a French woman, he learns that... More


Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review

Sheila McMillen and George P. Garrett, eds.

This collection presents some of the best fiction published in the Virginia Quarterly Review- or anywhere- during the past twenty-five years. The stories, written by well-established names as well as recent discoveries, are national, even international, in setting and appeal.Together this... More


The Third Violet and Active Service

Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Volume III of The Works of Stephen Crane presents two of Crane's novels, The Third Violet and Active Service.


The Works of Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

The tenth and last volume of The Works of Stephen Cranecontains all of his known poetry and all of his known independent unfinished manuscripts, including the poetry collections The Black Riders and Other Lines and War is Kind,uncollected poems, and literary remains.


The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

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The Works of Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane. Introduction by Edwin H. Cady

Volume VIII of The Works of Stephen Crane brings togther all of Crane's stories and sketches not printed in Volumes V, VI, and VII, together with all his journalism not printed in Volume IX. This completes the publication of Crane's shorter works, estabished or attributed, that were not left... More


The Works of Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

Volume IX of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's known newspaper war dispatches from Greece, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and England, and to these appends the series "Great Battles of the World" first printed in Lippincot's Magazine and posthumously published in collected book... More


The Works of Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Volume IV of The Works of Stephen Crane presents the romance The O'Ruddy, the work written by Crane but left unfinished at his death and completed b Robert Barr.


The Works of Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

Volume VI of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's published short stories concerned with war, except "Death and the Child" (inlcuded in Volume V of this series). The stories are arranged in chronological order of their collected publication. Contents: The Little Regiment, "An... More


Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories

Stephen Crane. Introduction by J. C. Levenson

Stephen Crane's tales of Whilomville range in form from his last great short novel "The Monster" to some of the simplest sketches he ever wrote. But as the stories began to accumulate, Crane saw them as constituting a single group. Volume VII of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together "The... More


Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother

Stephen Crane. Introduction by James B. Colvert

The first volume in The Works of Stephen Crane contains Crane's Bowery Tales, including Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and George's Mother.