An exhibition of American literature : honoring the completion of the editorial work on the 100th volume approved by the Center for Editions of American Authors, together with eighteenth-century American fiction published abroad, eighteenth-century American editions of some English fiction, eighteenth-century American drama, the first quarter century of fiction written and published in America: 1774-1799
Responding to the startling fact that no definitive edition of any American author existed prior to 1962, the Modern Language Association created the Center for Editions of American Authors (CEAA), an organization designed to remedy this shortfall. In 1973, when this catalogue was published, the CEAA was in the process of producing definitive editions of twelve American authors: Washington Irving; James Fenimore Cooper; Nathaniel Hawthorne; William Gilmore Simms; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Henry David Thoreau; Walt Whitman; Samuel L. Clemens; John Dewey; Stephen Crane; and William Dean Howells. This exhibition, featuring materials drawn entirely from the Lilly Library’s collections, focuses on the work of these authors, in addition to eighteenth-century fiction by Americans or about America published abroad, eighteenth-century American editions of English novels, eighteenth-century American drama, and the first twenty-five years of American fiction 1774-1799.
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Bloomington, Ind. : Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Randall, David Anton, 1905-1975, foreword.
Modern Language Association of America. Center for Editions of American Authors.
76 p. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 28 cm.
Lilly Library Z1225.I39 E96