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The Library of America (LOA) is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature. Founded in 1979 with seed money from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, the LOA has published over 300 volumes by a wide range of authors from Mark Twain to Philip Roth, Nathaniel Hawthorne to Saul Bellow, including the selected writings of several U.S. presidents.[2]

Library of America
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Founded 1979
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution Penguin Random House Publisher Services[1]
Publication types Books
Official website www.loa.org

Contents

Overview and historyEdit

The Bibliothèque de la Pléiade ("La Pléiade") series published in France provided the model for the LOA, which was long a dream of critic and author Edmund Wilson.[3]

The initial organizers included American academic Daniel Aaron,[4] Lawrence Hughes, Helen Honig Meyer, and Roger W. Straus, Jr.. The initial board of advisers included Robert Penn Warren, C. Vann Woodward, R. W. B. Lewis, Robert Coles, Irving Howe, and Eudora Welty. Officers included Richard Poirier, Jason Epstein, Daniel Aaron, and Cheryl Hurley.[3] As of 2017, Hurley remains president of the Library of America. [5][6]

The first volumes were published in 1982, ten years after Wilson's death.[3] Besides the works of many individual writers, the series includes anthologies like Reporting World War II and (in a different format from the above illustration) Writing Los Angeles.

The publisher aims to keep classics and notable historical and genre works in print permanently to preserve America's literary and cultural heritage. Although the LOA sells more than a quarter-million volumes annually, the publisher depends on individual contributions to help meet the costs of preparing, marketing, manufacturing, and maintaining its books. Some books published as additions to the series are not kept in print in perpetuity.

The Publisher of Library of America is Max Rudin; Geoffrey O'Brien is Editor-in-Chief; David Cloyce Smith is Director of Marketing.[7]

Research and scholarshipEdit

LOA volumes are prepared and edited by recognized scholars on the subject. Determined efforts are made to correct errors and omissions in previous editions and create a definitive version of the material. Notes on the text are normally included and the source texts properly identified.

For instance, the LOA text of Richard Wright's Native Son restored a number of passages that had been previously cut. The LOA commissioned a new translation of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America by Arthur Goldhammer for their edition of the text.

Each volume also includes a chronology of the author's career or significant incidents in the case of the anthology volumes.

Build and manufactureEdit

Each volume in the series is printed on (acid-free), thin, but durable paper (allowing books with a large number of pages to remain fairly compact). The paper meets the requirements for permanence set by the American National Standards Institute. The binding cloth is woven rayon. The books are Smyth-sewn for permanence and flexibility, and each includes a ribbon marker. Each volume has an identical trim size, based on the golden ratio, which the ancient Greeks considered to be the ideal proportion. Each volume contains 700 to 1,600 pages. The typeface used for each volume is Galliard.

The Library of America seriesEdit

Main seriesEdit

# Author Title Editor(s) Year ISBN
1 Herman Melville Typee, Omoo, Mardi G. Thomas Tanselle 1982 978-0-940450-00-4
2 Nathaniel Hawthorne Tales and Sketches Roy Harvey Pearce 1982 978-0-940450-03-5
3 Walt Whitman Poetry and Prose Justin Kaplan 1982 978-0-940450-02-8
4 Harriet Beecher Stowe Three Novels Kathryn Kish Sklar 1982 978-0-940450-01-1
5 Mark Twain Mississippi Writings Guy Cardwell 1982 978-0-940450-07-3
6 Jack London Novels and Stories Donald Pizer 1982 978-0-940450-05-9
7 Jack London Novels and Social Writings Donald Pizer 1982 978-0-940450-06-6
8 William Dean Howells Novels 1875–1886 Edwin M. Cady 1982 978-0-940450-04-2
9 Herman Melville Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick G. Thomas Tanselle 1983 978-0-940450-09-7
10 Nathaniel Hawthorne Collected Novels Millicent Bell 1983 978-0-940450-08-0
11 Francis Parkman France and England in North America, vol. 1 David Levin 1983 978-0-940450-10-3
12 Francis Parkman France and England in North America, vol. 2 David Levin 1983 978-0-940450-11-0
13 Henry James Novels 1871–1880 William T. Stafford 1983 978-0-940450-13-4
14 Henry Adams Novels, Mont Saint Michel, The Education Ernest Samuels & & Jayne N. Samuels 1983 978-0-940450-12-7
15 Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays and Lectures Joel Porte 1983 978-0-940450-15-8
16 Washington Irving History, Tales, and Sketches James W. Tuttleton 1983 978-0-940450-14-1
17 Thomas Jefferson Writings Merrill D. Peterson 1984 978-0-940450-16-5
18 Stephen Crane Prose and Poetry J. C. Levenson 1984 978-0-940450-17-2
19 Edgar Allan Poe Poetry and Tales Patrick F. Quinn 1984 978-0-940450-18-9
20 Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews G. R. Thompson 1984 978-0-940450-19-6
21 Mark Twain The Innocents Abroad & Roughing It Guy Cardwell 1984 978-0-940450-25-7
22 Henry James Literary Criticism: Essays, American & English Writers Leon Edel & Mark Wilson 1984 978-0-940450-22-6
23 Henry James Literary Criticism: European Writers & The Prefaces Leon Edel & Mark Wilson 1984 978-0-940450-23-3
24 Herman Melville Pierre, Israel Potter, The Confidence-Man, Tales & Billy Budd Harrison Hayford 1985 978-0-940450-24-0
25 William Faulkner Novels 1930–1935: As I Lay Dying/Sanctuary/Light in August/Pylon Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk 1985 978-0-940450-26-4
26 James Fenimore Cooper The Leatherstocking Tales, vol. 1 Blake Nevius 1985 978-0-940450-20-2
27 James Fenimore Cooper The Leatherstocking Tales, vol. 2 Blake Nevius 1985 978-0-940450-21-9
28 Henry David Thoreau A Week, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod Robert F. Sayre 1985 978-0-940450-27-1
29 Henry James Novels 1881–1886 William T. Stafford 1985 978-0-940450-30-1
30 Edith Wharton Novels R. W. B. Lewis 1986 978-0-940450-31-8
31 Henry Adams History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson Earl N. Harbert 1986 978-0-940450-34-9
32 Henry Adams History of the United States during the Administrations of Madison Earl N. Harbert 1986 978-0-940450-35-6
33 Frank Norris Novels and Essays: Vandover and the Brute/McTeague/The Octopus/Essays Donald Pizer 1986 978-0-940450-40-0
34 W. E. B. Du Bois Writings Nathan I. Huggins 1986 978-0-940450-33-2
35 Willa Cather Early Novels and Stories Sharon O'Brien 1987 978-0-940450-39-4
36 Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, Twelve Men Richard Lehan 1987 978-0-940450-41-7
37A Benjamin Franklin Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, & Early Writings J. A. Leo Lemay 1987
2005
978-1-931082-22-8
37B Benjamin Franklin Autobiography, Poor Richard, & Later Writings J. A. Leo Lemay 1987
2005
978-1-883011-53-6
38 William James Writings 1902–1910 Bruce Kuklick 1987 978-0-940450-38-7
39 Flannery O'Connor Collected Works Sally Fitzgerald 1988 978-0-940450-37-0
40 Eugene O'Neill Complete Plays 1913–1920 Travis Bogard 1988 978-0-940450-48-6
41 Eugene O'Neill Complete Plays 1920–1931 Travis Bogard 1988 978-0-940450-49-3
42 Eugene O'Neill Complete Plays 1932–1943 Travis Bogard 1988 978-0-940450-50-9
43 Henry James Novels 1886–1890 Daniel Mark Fogel 1989 978-0-940450-56-1
44 William Dean Howells Novels 1886–1888 Don L. Cook 1989 978-0-940450-51-6
45 Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings 1832–1858 Don E. Fehrenbacher 1989 978-0-940450-43-1
46 Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings 1859–1865 Don E. Fehrenbacher 1989 978-0-940450-63-9
47 Edith Wharton Novellas and Other Writings Cynthia Griffin Wolff 1990 978-0-940450-53-0
48 William Faulkner Novels 1936–1940: Absalom, Absalom!/The Unvanquished/If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem/The Hamlet Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk 1990 978-0-940450-55-4
49 Willa Cather Later Novels Sharon O'Brien 1990 978-0-940450-52-3
50 Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs and Selected Letters Mary Drake McFeeley & William S. McFeeley 1990 978-0-940450-58-5
51 William Tecumseh Sherman Memoirs Charles Royster 1990 978-0-940450-65-3
52 Washington Irving Bracebridge Hall, Tales of a Traveller, The Alhambra Andrew Myers 1991 978-0-940450-59-2
53 Francis Parkman The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac William R. Taylor 1991 978-0-940450-54-7
54 James Fenimore Cooper Sea Tales, The Pilot, The Red Rover Kay Seymour House & Thomas Philbrick 1991 978-0-940450-70-7
55 Richard Wright Early Works: Black Boy (American Hunger) / The Outsider Arnold Rampersad 1991 978-0-94045066-0
56 Richard Wright Later Works: Lawd Today! / Uncle Tom's Children / Native Son Arnold Rampersad 1991 978-0-940450-67-7
57 Willa Cather Stories, Poems, and Other Writings Sharon O'Brien 1991 978-0-940450-71-4
58 William James Writings 1878–1899 Gerald Myers 1992 978-0-940450-72-1
59 Sinclair Lewis Main Street & Babbitt John Hersey 1992 978-0-940450-61-5
60 Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays 1852–1890 Louis J. Budd 1992 978-0-940450-36-3
61 Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays 1891–1910 Louis J. Budd 1992 978-0-940450-73-8
62 various The Debate on the Constitution: Part One Bernard Bailyn 1993 978-0-940450-42-4
63 various The Debate on the Constitution: Part Two Bernard Bailyn 1993 978-0-940450-64-6
64 Henry James Collected Travel Writings: Great Britain & America Richard Howard 1993 978-0-940450-76-9
65 Henry James Collected Travel Writings: The Continent Richard Howard 1993 978-0-940450-77-6
66 various American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 1 John Hollander 1993 978-0-940450-60-8
67 various American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 2 John Hollander 1993 978-0-940450-78-3
68 Frederick Douglass Autobiography Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 1994 978-0-940450-79-0
69 Sarah Orne Jewett Novels and Stories Michael Davitt Bell 1994 978-0-940450-74-5
70 Ralph Waldo Emerson Collected Poems and Translations Harold Bloom & Paul Kane 1994 978-0-940450-28-8
71 Mark Twain Historical Romances Susan K. Harris 1994 978-0-940450-82-0
72 John Steinbeck Novels and Stories, 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven/To a God Unknown/Tortilla Flat/In Dubious Battle/Of Mice and Men Robert DeMott & Elaine A. Steinbeck 1994 978-1-883011-01-7
73 William Faulkner Novels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses/Intruder in the Dust/Requiem for a Nun/A Fable Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk 1994 978-0-940450-85-1
74 Zora Neale Hurston Novels and Stories Cheryl A. Wall 1995 978-0-940450-83-7
75 Zora Neale Hurston Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings Cheryl A. Wall 1995 978-0-940450-84-4
76 Thomas Paine Collected Writings Eric Foner 1995 978-1-883011-03-1
77 various Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1938–1944 Advisory Board: Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, et al. 1995 978-1-883011-04-8
78 various Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1944–1946 Advisory Board: Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, et al. 1995 978-1-883011-05-5
79 Raymond Chandler Stories and Early Novels Frank MacShane 1995 978-1-883011-07-9
80 Raymond Chandler Later Novels and Other Writings Frank MacShane 1995 978-1-883011-08-6
81 Robert Frost Collected Poems, Prose & Plays Richard Poirier & Mark Richardson 1995 978-1-883011-06-2
82 Henry James Complete Stories 1892–1898 John Hollander, David Bromwich, Denis Donoghue 1996 978-1-883011-09-3
83 Henry James Complete Stories 1898–1910 John Hollander, David Bromwich, Denis Donoghue 1996 978-1-883011-10-9
84 William Bartram Travels and Other Writings Thomas Slaughter 1996 978-1-883011-11-6
85 John Dos Passos U.S.A. Townsend Ludington & Daniel Aaron 1996 978-1-883011-14-7
86 John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings, 1936–1941: The Grapes of Wrath/The Harvest Gypsies/The Long Valley/The Log from the Sea of Cortez Robert DeMott & Elaine A. Steinbeck 1996 978-1-883011-15-4
87 Vladimir Nabokov Novels and Memoirs 1943–1951 Brian Boyd 1996 978-1-883011-18-5
88 Vladimir Nabokov Novels 1955–1962 Brian Boyd 1996 978-1-883011-19-2
89 Vladimir Nabokov Novels 1969–1974 Brian Boyd 1996 978-1-883011-20-8
90 James Thurber Writings and Drawings Garrison Keillor 1996 978-1-883011-22-2
91 George Washington Writings John Rhodehamel 1997 978-1-883011-23-9
92 John Muir Nature Writings William Cronon 1997 978-1-883011-24-6
93 Nathanael West Novels and Other Writings Sacvan Bercovitch 1997 978-1-883011-28-4
94 various Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s Robert Polito 1997 978-1-883011-46-8
95 various Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s Robert Polito 1997 978-1-883011-49-9
96 Wallace Stevens Collected Poetry and Prose Frank Kermode & Joan Richardson 1997 978-1-883011-45-1
97 James Baldwin Early Novels and Stories Toni Morrison 1998 978-1-883011-51-2
98 James Baldwin Collected Essays Toni Morrison 1998 978-1-883011-52-9
99 Gertrude Stein Writings 1903–1932 Harriet Chessman & Catharine R. Stimpson 1998 978-1-883011-40-6
100 Gertrude Stein Writings 1932–1946 Harriet Chessman & Catharine R. Stimpson 1998 978-1-883011-41-3
101 Eudora Welty Complete Novels Richard Ford & Michael Kreyling 1998 978-1-883011-54-3
102 Eudora Welty Stories, Essays, & Memoir Richard Ford & Michael Kreyling 1998 978-1-883011-55-0
103 Charles Brockden Brown Three Gothic Novels Sydney J. Krause 1998 978-1-883011-57-4
104 various Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959–1969 Advisory board: Milton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, et al. 1998 978-1-883011-58-1
105 various Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969–1975 Advisory board: Milton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, et al. 1998 978-1-883011-59-8
106 Henry James Complete Stories 1874–1884 William Vance 1999 978-1-883011-63-5
107 Henry James Complete Stories 1884–1891 Edward Said 1999 978-1-883011-64-2
108 various American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr. Michael Warner 1999 978-1-883011-65-9
109 James Madison Writings Jack N. Rakove 1999 978-1-883011-66-6
110 Dashiell Hammett Complete Novels Steven Marcus 1999 978-1-883011-67-3
111 Henry James Complete Stories 1864–1874 Jean Strouse 1999 978-1-883011-70-3
112 William Faulkner Novels 1957–1962: The Town/The Mansion/The Reivers Noel Polk (notes by Joseph Blotner) 1999 978-1-883011-69-7
113 John James Audubon Writings & Drawings Christoph Irmscher 1999 978-1-883011-68-0
114 various Slave Narratives William L. Andrews & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2000 978-1-883011-76-5
115 various American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. 1 Advisory board: Robert Hass, John Hollander, et al. 2000 978-1-883011-77-2
116 various American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. 2 Advisory board: Robert Hass, John Hollander, et al. 2000 978-1-883011-78-9
117 F. Scott Fitzgerald Novels and Stories 1920–1922 Jackson R. Bryer 2000 978-1-883011-84-0
118 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems and Other Writings J.D. McClatchy 2000 978-1-883011-85-7
119 Tennessee Williams Plays 1937–1955 Mel Gussow & Kenneth Holditch 2000 978-1-883011-86-4
120 Tennessee Williams Plays 1957–1980 Mel Gussow & Kenneth Holditch 2000 978-1-883011-87-1
121 Edith Wharton Collected Stories 1891–1910 Maureen Howard 2001 978-1-883011-93-2
122 Edith Wharton Collected Stories 1911–1937 Maureen Howard 2001 978-1-883011-94-9
123 various The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence John Rhodehamel 2001 978-1-883011-91-8
124 Henry David Thoreau Collected Essays and Poems Elizabeth Hall Witherell 2001 978-1-883011-95-6
125 Dashiell Hammett Crime Stories and Other Writings Steven Marcus 2001 978-1-931082-00-6
126 Dawn Powell Novels 1930–1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento/ Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be Born Tim Page 2001 978-1-931082-01-3
127 Dawn Powell Novels 1944–1962: My Home Is Far Away/The Locusts Have No King/The Wicked Pavilion/The Golden Spur Tim Page 2001 978-1-931082-02-0
128 Carson McCullers Complete Novels Carlos Dews 2001 978-1-931082-03-7
129 Alexander Hamilton Writings Joanne B. Freeman 2001 978-1-931082-04-4
130 Mark Twain The Gilded Age and Later Novels Hamlin L. Hill 2002 978-1-931082-10-5
131 Charles W. Chesnutt Stories, Novels, and Essays Werner Sollors 2002 978-1-931082-06-8
132 John Steinbeck Novels, 1942–1952: The Moon Is Down/Cannery Row/The Pearl/East of Eden Robert DeMott 2002 978-1-931082-07-5
133 Sinclair Lewis Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth Richard Lingeman 2002 978-1-931082-08-2
134 Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House Daniel Halpern 2002 978-1-931082-19-8
135 Paul Bowles Complete Stories & Later Writings Daniel Halpern 2002 978-1-931082-20-4
136 Kate Chopin Complete Novels & Stories Sandra M. Gilbert 2002 978-1-931082-21-1
137 various Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941–1963 Advisory board: Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, Carol Polsgrove 2003 978-1-931082-28-0
138 various Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963–1973 Advisory board: Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, Carol Polsgrove 2003 978-1-931082-29-7
139 Henry James Novels 1896–1899 Myra Jehlen 2003 978-1-931082-30-3
140 Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy Thomas P. Riggio 2003 978-1-931082-31-0
141 Saul Bellow Novels 1944–1953 James Wood 2003 978-1-931082-38-9
142 John Dos Passos Novels 1920–1925 Townsend Ludington 2003 978-1-931082-39-6
143 John Dos Passos Travel Books and Other Writings Townsend Ludington 2003 978-1-931082-40-2
144 Ezra Pound Poems and Translations Richard Sieburth 2003 978-1-931082-41-9
145 James Weldon Johnson Writings William L. Andrews 2004 978-1-931082-52-5
146 Washington Irving Three Western Narratives James P. Ronda 2004 978-1-931082-53-2
147 Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America Olivier Zunz 2004 978-1-931082-54-9
148 James T. Farrell Studs Lonigan: A Trilogy Pete Hamill 2004 978-1-931082-55-6
149 Isaac Bashevis Singer Stories Vol. 1 Ilan Stavans 2004 978-1-931082-61-7
150 Isaac Bashevis Singer Stories Vol. 2 Ilan Stavans 2004 978-1-931082-62-4
151 Isaac Bashevis Singer Stories Vol. 3 Ilan Stavans 2004 978-1-931082-63-1
152 George Kaufman & Co. Broadway Comedies Laurence Maslon 2004 978-1-931082-67-9
153 Theodore Roosevelt The Rough Riders and an Autobiography Louis Auchincloss 2004 978-1-931082-65-5
154 Theodore Roosevelt Letters and Speeches Louis Auchincloss 2004 978-1-931082-66-2
155 H. P. Lovecraft Tales Peter Straub 2005 978-1-931082-72-3
156 Louisa May Alcott Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys Elaine Showalter 2005 978-1-931082-73-0
157 Philip Roth Novels and Stories 1959–1962: Goodbye, Columbus & Five Short Stories/Letting Go Ross Miller 2005 978-1-931082-79-2
158 Philip Roth Novels 1967–1972: When She Was Good/Portnoy's Complaint/Our Gang/The Breast Ross Miller 2005 978-1-931082-80-8
159 James Agee Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, Shorter Fiction Michael Sragow 2005 978-1-931082-81-5
160 James Agee Film Writing and Selected Journalism Michael Sragow 2005 978-1-931082-82-2
161 Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast & Other Voyages Thomas Philbrick 2005 978-1-931082-83-9
162 Henry James Novels 1901–1902 Leo Bersani 2006 978-1-931082-88-4
163 Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1944–1961 Tony Kushner 2006 978-1-931082-91-4
164 William Faulkner Novels 1926–1929: Soldiers' Pay/Mosquitoes/Flags in the Dust/The Sound and the Fury Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk 2006 978-1-931082-89-1
165 Philip Roth Novels 1973–1977: The Great American Novel/My Life as a Man/The Professor of Desire Ross Miller 2006 978-1-931082-96-9
166 various American Speeches: Revolution to Civil War Ted Widmer 2006 978-1-931082-97-6
167 various American Speeches: Lincoln to Clinton Ted Widmer 2006 978-1-931082-98-3
168 Hart Crane Complete Poems and Selected Letters Langdon Hammer 2006 978-1-931082-99-0
169 Saul Bellow Novels 1956–1964 James Wood 2007 978-1-59853-002-5
170 John Steinbeck Travels with Charlie and Later Novels, 1947–1962: The Wayward Bus/Burning Bright/Sweet Thursday/The Winter of Our Discontent/Travels with Charlie in Search of America Robert DeMott & Brian Railsback 2007 978-1-59853-004-9
171 Captain John Smith Writings, with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the English Settlement of America James Horn 2007 978-1-59853-001-8
172 Thornton Wilder Collected Plays and Writings on Theater J. D. McClatchy 2007 978-1-59853-003-2
173 Philip K. Dick Four Novels of the 1960s: The Man in the High Castle/The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/Ubik Jonathan Lethem 2007 978-1-59853-009-4
174 Jack Kerouac Road Novels: 1957–1960 Douglas Brinkley 2007 978-1-59853-012-4
175 Philip Roth Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue; Novels 1979–1985: The Ghost Writer/Zuckerman Unbound/The Anatomy Lesson/The Prague Orgy Ross Miller 2007 978-1-59853-011-7
176 Edmund Wilson Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s: The Shores of Light / Axel's Castle / Uncollected Reviews Lewis M. Dabney 2007 978-1-59853-013-1
177 Edmund Wilson Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s & 40s: The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, Classics and Commercials, Uncollected Reviews Lewis M. Dabney 2007 978-1-59853-014-8
178 various American Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries David S. Shields 2007 978-1-931082-90-7
179 William Maxwell Early Novels and Stories: Bright Center of Heaven / They Came Like Swallows / The Folded Leaf / Time Will Darken It / Stories 1938–1956 Christopher Carduff 2008 978-1-59853-026-1
180 Elizabeth Bishop Poems, Prose and Letters Robert Giroux & Lloyd Schwartz 2008 978-1-59853-017-9
181 A. J. Liebling World War II Writings: The Road Back to Paris /Mollie and Other War Pieces / Uncollected War Journalism / Normandy Revisited Pete Hamill 2008 978-1-59853-040-7
182 various American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau Bill McKibben (foreword by Al Gore) 2008 978-1-59853-020-9
183 Philip K. Dick Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s: Martian Time-Slip / Dr. Bloodmoney / Now Wait for Last Year / Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said / A Scanner Darkly Jonathan Lethem 2008 978-1-59853-025-4
184 William Maxwell Later Novels and Stories: The Château / So Long, See You Tomorrow / Stories and Improvisations 1957–1999 Christopher Carduff 2008 978-1-59853-026-1
185 Philip Roth Novels and Other Narratives 1986 - 1991: The Counterlife / The Facts / Deception / Patrimony Ross Miller 2008 978-1-59853-030-8
186 Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories and Other Writings Darlene Harbour Unrue 2008 978-1-59853-029-2
187 John Ashbery Collected Poems 1956–1987 Mark Ford 2008 978-1-59853-028-5
188 John Cheever Collected Stories and Other Writings Blake Bailey 2009 978-1-59853-034-6
189 John Cheever Complete Novels Blake Bailey 2009 978-1-59853-035-3
190 Lafcadio Hearn American Writings: Some Chinese Ghosts / Chita / Two Years in the French West Indies / Youma / Selected Journalism and Letters Christopher Benfey 2009 978-1-59853-039-1
191 A. J. Liebling The Sweet Science and Other Writings Pete Hamill 2009 978-1-59853-040-7
192 various The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now Harold Holzer 2009 978-1-59853-033-9
193 Philip K. Dick VALIS and Later Novels Jonathan Lethem 2009 978-1-59853-044-5
194 Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels J. D. McClatchy 2009 978-1-59853-045-2
195 Raymond Carver Collected Stories William L. Stull & Maureen P. Carroll 2009 978-1-59853-046-9
196 various American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps Peter Straub 2009 978-1-59853-047-6
197 various American Fantastic Tales: 1940s to Now Peter Straub 2009 978-1-59853-048-3
198 John Marshall Writings Charles F. Hobson 2010 978-1-59853-064-3
199 various The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works Shelley Fisher Fishkin 2010 978-1-59853-065-0
200 Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Other Travels Roy Blount, Jr. 2010 978-1-59853-066-7
201 Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Journals 1820–1842 Lawrence Rosenwald 2010 978-1-59853-067-4
202 Ralph Waldo Emerson Selected Journals 1841–1877 Lawrence Rosenwald 2010 978-1-59853-068-1
203 various The American Stage: Writing on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner Laurence Senelick 2010 978-1-59853-069-8
204 Philip Roth Novels 1993-1995: Operation Shylock / Sabbath's Theater Ross Miller 2010 978-1-59853-078-0
205 Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories Joyce Carol Oates 2010 978-1-59853-072-8
206 Henry Louis Mencken Prejudices: First, Second, and Third Series Marion Elizabeth Rodgers 2010 978-1-59853-076-6
207 Henry Louis Mencken Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series Marion Elizabeth Rodgers 2010 978-1-59853-076-6
208 John Kenneth Galbraith The Affluent Society and Other Writings 1952–1967 James K. Galbraith 2010 978-1-59853-077-3
209 Saul Bellow Novels 1970-1982: Mr. Sammler's Planet / Humboldt's Gift / The Dean's December James Wood 2010 978-1-59853-079-7
210 Lynd Ward Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage Art Spiegelman 2010 978-1-59853-082-7
211 Lynd Ward Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo Art Spiegelman 2010 978-1-59853-082-7
212 various The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Brooks D. Simpson 2011 978-1-59853-088-9
213 John Adams Revolutionary Writings 1755-1775 Gordon S. Wood 2011 978-1-59853-089-6
214 John Adams Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 Gordon S. Wood 2011 978-1-59853-090-2
215 Henry James Novels 1903-1911 Ross Posnock 2011 978-1-59853-091-9
216 Kurt Vonnegut Novels and Stories 1963–1973 Sidney Offit 2011 978-1-59853-098-8
217 various Harlem Renaissance Novels: Five Novels of the 1920s Rafia Zafar 2011 978-1-59853-099-5
218 various Harlem Renaissance Novels: Five Novels of the 1930s Rafia Zafar 2011 978-1-59853-101-5
219 Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs S. T. Joshi 2011 978-1-59853-102-2
220 Philip Roth The American Trilogy 1997–2000 Ross Miller 2011 978-1-59853-103-9
221 various The Civil War: The Second Year Told by Those Who Lived It Stephen W. Sears 2012 978-1-59853-144-2
222 Barbara Tuchman The Guns of August, The Proud Tower Margaret MacMillan 2012 978-1-59853-145-9
223 Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1964–1982 Tony Kushner 2012 978-1-59853-147-3
224 Thornton Wilder The Eighth Day, Theophilus North, & Autobiographical Writings J. D. McClatchy 2012 978-1-59853-146-6
225 David Goodis Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s Robert Polito 2012 978-1-59853-148-0
226 Kurt Vonnegut Novels & Stories 1950–1962 Sidney Offit 2012 978-1-59853-150-3
227 various American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s Volume 1: 1953–1956 Gary K. Wolfe 2012 978-1-59853-158-9
228 various American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s Volume 2: 1956–1958 Gary K. Wolfe 2012 978-1-59853-159-6
229 Laura Ingalls Wilder The Little House Books Volume 1 Caroline Fraser 2012 978-1-59853-160-2
230 Laura Ingalls Wilder The Little House Books Volume 2 Caroline Fraser 2012 978-1-59853-161-9
231 Jack Kerouac Collected Poems Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell 2012 978-1-59853-193-0
232 various The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence Donald R. Hickey 2013 978-1-59853-195-4
233 various American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation James G. Basker 2012 978-1-59853-196-1
234 various The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It Stephen W. Sears 2013 978-1-59853-197-8
235 Sherwood Anderson Collected Stories Charles Baxter 2013 978-1-59853-204-3
236 Philip Roth Novels 2001–2007: The Dying Animal/The Plot Against America/Exit Ghost Ross Miller 2013 978-1-59853-198-5
237 Philip Roth Nemeses: Everyman/Indignation/The Humbling/Nemesis Ross Miller 2013 978-1-59853-199-2
238 Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology Curt Meine 2013 978-1-59853-206-7
239 May Swenson Collected Poems Langdon Hammer 2013 978-1-59853-210-4
240 W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1953–1993 J. D. McClatchy 2013 978-1-59853-208-1
241 W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996–2013 J. D. McClatchy 2013 978-1-59853-209-8
242 John Updike Collected Early Stories Christopher Carduff 2013 978-1-59853-251-7
243 John Updike Collected Later Stories Christopher Carduff 2013 978-1-59853-252-4
244 Ring Lardner Stories & Other Writings Ian Frazier 2013 978-1-59853-253-1
245 Jonathan Edwards Writings from the Great Awakening Philip F. Gura 2013 978-1-59853-254-8
246 Susan Sontag Essays of the 1960s & 70s David Rieff 2013 978-1-59853-255-5
247 William Wells Brown Clotel & Other Writings Ezra Greenspan 2014 978-1-59853-291-3
248 Bernard Malamud Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s Philip Davis 2014 978-1-59853-292-0
249 Bernard Malamud Novels and Stories of the 1960s Philip Davis 2014 978-1-59853-293-7
250 various The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It Aaron Sheehan-Dean 2014 978-1-59853-294-4
251 various Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now James Shapiro 2014 978-1-59853-295-1
252 Kurt Vonnegut Novels 1976–1985 Sidney Offit 2014 978-1-59853-304-0
253 various American Musicals: Volume 1: 1927–1949 Laurence Maslon 2014 978-1-59853-258-6
254 various American Musicals: Volume 2: 1950–1969 Laurence Maslon 2014 978-1-59853-259-3
255 Elmore Leonard Four Novels of the 1970s Gregg Sutter 2014 978-1-59853-305-7
256 Louisa May Alcott Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other Writings Susan Cheever 2014 978-1-59853-306-4
257 H. L. Mencken The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition Marion Elizabeth Rodgers 2014 978-1-59853-308-8
258 Virgil Thomson Music Chronicles 1940–1954 Tim Page 2014 978-1-59853-309-5
259 various Art in America 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism Jed Perl 2014 978-1-59853-310-1
260 Saul Bellow Novels 1984–2000 James Wood 2015 978-1-59853-352-1
261 Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1987–2004 Tony Kushner 2015 978-1-59853-353-8
262 Jack Kerouac Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur Todd Tietchen 2015 978-1-59853-374-3
263 Reinhold Niebuhr Major Works on Religion and Politics Elisabeth Sifton 2015 978-1-59853-375-0
264 Ross Macdonald Four Crime Novels of the 1950s Tom Nolan 2015 978-1-59853-376-7
265 various The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764–1772 Gordon S. Wood 2015 978-1-59853-377-4
266 various The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773–1776 Gordon S. Wood 2015 978-1-59853-378-1
267 Elmore Leonard Four Novels of the 1980s Gregg Sutter 2015 978-1-59853-412-2
268 various Women Crime Writers: Volume 1: The 1940s Sarah Weinman 2015 978-1-59853-430-6
269 various Women Crime Writers: Volume 2: The 1950s Sarah Weinman 2015 978-1-59853-431-3
270 Frederick Law Olmsted Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society Charles Beveridge 2015 978-1-59853-452-8
271 Edith Wharton Four Novels of the 1920s Hermione Lee 2015 978-1-59853-453-5
272 James Baldwin Later Novels Darryl Pinckney 2015 978-1-59853-454-2
273 Kurt Vonnegut Novels 1987–1997 Sidney Offit 2016 978-1-59853-464-1
274 Henry James Autobiographies Philip Horne 2016 978-1-59853-471-9
275 Abigail Adams Letters Edith Gelles 2016 978-159853-465-8
276 John Adams Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826 Gordon S. Wood 2016 978-159853-466-5
277 Virgil Thomson The State of Music & Other Writings Tim Page 2016 978-159853-467-2
278 various War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar & Peace Writing Lawrence Rosenwald 2016 978-1-59853-473-3
279 Ross Macdonald Three Novels of the Early 1960s Tom Nolan 2016 978-159853-479-5
280 Elmore Leonard Four Later Novels Gregg Sutter 2016 978-1-59853-492-4
281 Ursula K. Le Guin The Complete Orsinia Brian Attebery 2016 978-1-59853-493-1
282 John O'Hara Stories Charles McGrath 2016 978-1-59853-497-9
283 Jack Kerouac The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings Todd Tietchen 2016 978-1-59853-498-6
284 Albert Murray Collected Essays & Memoirs Paul Devlin & Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2016 978-1-59853-503-7
285 Loren Eiseley Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos: Volume One William Cronon 2016 978-1-59853-506-8
286 Loren Eiseley Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos: Volume Two William Cronon 2016 978-1-59853-507-5
287 Carson McCullers Stories, Plays & Other Writings Carlos Dews 2017 978-1-59853-511-2
288 Jane Bowles Collected Writings Millicent Dillon 2017 978-1-59853-513-6
289 various World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It A. Scott Berg 2017 978-1-59853-514-3
290 Mary McCarthy Novels and Stories 1942–1963 Thomas Mallon 2017 978-1-59853-516-7
291 Mary McCarthy Novels 1963–1979 Thomas Mallon 2017 978-1-59853-517-4
292 Susan Sontag Later Essays David Rieff 2017 978-1-59853-519-8
293 John Quincy Adams Diaries 1779–1821 David Waldstreicher 2017 978-1-59853-520-4
294 John Quincy Adams Diaries 1824–1848 David Waldstreicher 2017 978-1-59853-522-8
295 Ross Macdonald Four Later Novels Tom Nolan 2017 978-1-59853-534-1
296 Ursula K. Le Guin Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume One Brian Attebery 2017 978-1-59853-538-9
297 Ursula K. Le Guin Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume Two Brian Attebery 2017 978-1-59853-539-6
298 Peter Taylor Complete Stories 1938-1959 Ann Beattie 2017 978-1-59853-542-6
299 Peter Taylor Complete Stories 1960-1992 Ann Beattie 2017 978-1-59853-543-3
300 Philip Roth Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013 2017 978-1-59853-540-2
301 John Ashbery Complete Poems 1991‒2000 Mark Ford 2017 978-1-59853-535-8
302 Wendell Berry Port William Novels & Stories (The Civil War to World War II) Jack Shoemaker 2018 978-1-59853-554-9
303 various Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality Brooks D. Simpson 2018 978-1-59853-555-6
304 Albert Murray Collected Novels & Poems Paul Devlin & Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2018 978-1-59853-561-7
305 Norman Mailer Four Books of the 1960s: An American Dream/Why Are We in Vietnam?/The Armies of the Night/Miami and the Siege of Chicago J. Michael Lennon 2018 978-1-59853-558-7
306 Norman Mailer Collected Essays of the 1960s J. Michael Lennon 2018 978-1-59853-559-4
307 Rachel Carson Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment Sandra Steingraber 2018 978-1-59853-560-0
308 Elmore Leonard Westerns: Last Stand at Saber River/Hombre/Valdez is Coming/Forty Lashes Less One/Stories Terrence Rafferty 2018 978-1-59853-562-4
310 Madeleine L'Engle The Wrinkle in Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time/A Wind in the Door/A Swiftly Tilting Planet/Many Waters Leonard S. Marcus 2018 978-1-59853-578-5
310 Madeleine L'Engle The Polly O'Keefe Quartet: The Arm of the Starfish/Dragons in the Waters/A House Like a Lotus/An Acceptable Time Leonard S. Marcus 2018 978-1-59853-579-2
311 John Updike Novels 1959-1965: The Poorhouse Fair/Rabbit, Run/The Centaur/Of the Farm Christopher Carduff 2018 978-1-59853-581-5
312 James Fenimore Cooper Two Novels of the American Revolution: The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground/Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston Alan Taylor 2018 978-1-59853-582-2
313 John O'Hara Four Novels of the 1930s: Appointment in Samarra/Butterfield 8/Hope of Heaven/Pal Joey Steven Goldleaf 2019 978-1-59853-600-3

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Current clients
  2. ^ David Skinner (September 2015). "Edmund Wilson's Big Idea: A Series of Books Devoted to Classic American Writing. It Almost Didn't Happen". Humanities. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Gray, Paul (1982-05-03), "Books: A Library in the Hands", Time 
  4. ^ Cromie, William J., Ken Gewertz, Corydon Ireland, and Alvin Powell. "Honorary degrees awarded at Commencement's Morning Exercises" Archived 2008-05-04 at the Wayback Machine., Harvard Gazette. June 7, 2007.
  5. ^ People Library of America website
  6. ^ Finn, Robin (2001-07-10), "The (Mostly Late) Greats, in New Circulation", New York Times, retrieved 2010-02-22 
  7. ^ People Library of America website

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  • Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future by Jason Epstein, W. W. Norton & Company 2001 ISBN 978-0-393-04984-8
  • Michael Gorra, "The Library of America at Thirty," The Sewanee Review 120.4 (Fall 2012), 545-553.

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