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Edith Wharton: Four Novels of the 1920s Hermione Lee, editor
The fifth volume of The Library of America’s ongoing
edition of Wharton’s works presents four brilliant
novels—The Glimpses of the Moon, A Son at the Front,
Twilight Sleep, and The Children—that collectively
capture World War I and the Jazz Age through the
eyes of one of our greatest writers.
1075 pp. • 978-1-59853-453-5 • $40 • loa #271
Saul Bellow: Novels 1984–2000 James Wood, editor
For his centennial, The Library of America presents the
final volume in the definitive edition of Saul Bellow’s
complete novels, including the extraordinary valedictory,
Ravelstein, a brilliant roman à clef about his friend Allan
Bloom, the University of Chicago philosopher whose
controversial ;;;; best seller The Closing of the American
Mind triggered a culture-war tempest.
880 pp. • 978-1-59853-352-1 • $40 • loa #260
Susan Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & 70s David Rieff, editor
The essential works of the most provocative and
influential critic of her time, Against Interpretation
(1966), Styles of Radical Will (1969), On Photography
(1977), and Illness as Metaphor (1978) plus six hard-to-find, previously uncollected essays.
870 pp. • 978-1-59853-255-5 • $40 • loa #246
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau Bill McKibben, editor / Foreword by Al Gore
“For anyone seeking to understand the historical and intellectual roots of today’s environmental movement, this is the best resource between two covers.” —Boston Globe
americanearth.loa.org for a free teacher’s guide.
1047 pp. + 80 pp. insert • 978-1-59853-020-9
$40 • loa #182
Raymond Carver: Collected Stories William L. Stull & Maureen P. Carroll, editors
Includes Beginners, the original version of What We
Talk About When We Talk About Love.
“Now, for the first time, a single volume offers readers the chance to compare the ‘canonical’ Lish-edited versions with Mr. Carver’s manuscript originals.” — The Wall Street Journal
1019 pp. • 978-1-59853-046-9 • $40 • loa#195
James Baldwin: Later Novels Darryl Pinckney, editor
The definitive edition of the collected fiction of the
literary voice of the Civil Rights era is complete with
this volume gathering three revealing later works of
the ;;;;s and ;;s: Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been
Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above My
1150 pp. • 978-1-59853-454-2 • $40 • loa #272
H. L. Mencken: The Days Trilogy Expanded Edition Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, editor
Containing nearly ;;; pages of previously unseen
writing, and illustrated with photographs from
Mencken’s archives, many taken by Mencken himself,
this expanded and definitive edition of his classic
autobiographies is a literary event.
872 pp. • 978-1-59853-308-8 • $35 • loa #257
Jack Kerouac: Road Novels 1957–1960 Douglas Brinkley, editor
On the Road with four other autobiographical “road
books” published during a remarkable four-year
period: The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans,
Tristessa, and Lonesome Traveler. Also included are
selections from Kerouac’s journal, which provide
fascinating early impressions of experiences later
incorporated into On the Road.
864 pp. • 978-1-59853-012-4 • $35 • loa#174
Louisa May Alcott: Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other Writings Susan Cheever, editor
Gathered in one volume for the first time, here are
pioneering feminist writings from the author of Little
Women: the novels Work: A Story of Experience, Eight
Cousins, and its sequel Rose in Bloom, along with seven
hard-to-find stories and public letters—two restored to
print for the first time in more than a century.
900 pp. • 978-1-59853-306-4 • $40 • loa #256
Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s Sarah Weinman, editor
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1512 pp. (2-vol. boxed set)
$70 • loa #268 & #269 • e-books
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