Library of America

Library of America
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

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]

Overview and history

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.[5]

Research and scholarship

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 manufacture

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 series

Main series

#AuthorTitleEditor(s)YearISBN
1Herman MelvilleTypee, Omoo, MardiG. Thomas Tanselle1982978-0-940450-00-4
2Nathaniel HawthorneTales and SketchesRoy Harvey Pearce1982978-0-940450-03-5
3Walt WhitmanPoetry and ProseJustin Kaplan1982978-0-940450-02-8
4Harriet Beecher StoweThree NovelsKathryn Kish Sklar1982978-0-940450-01-1
5Mark TwainMississippi WritingsGuy Cardwell1982978-0-940450-07-3
6Jack LondonNovels and StoriesDonald Pizer1982978-0-940450-05-9
7Jack LondonNovels and Social WritingsDonald Pizer1982978-0-940450-06-6
8William Dean HowellsNovels 1875–1886Edwin M. Cady1982978-0-940450-04-2
9Herman MelvilleRedburn, White-Jacket, Moby-DickG. Thomas Tanselle1983978-0-940450-09-7
10Nathaniel HawthorneCollected NovelsMillicent Bell1983978-0-940450-08-0
11Francis ParkmanFrance and England in North America, vol. 1David Levin1983978-0-940450-10-3
12Francis ParkmanFrance and England in North America, vol. 2David Levin1983978-0-940450-11-0
13Henry JamesNovels 1871–1880William T. Stafford1983978-0-940450-13-4
14Henry AdamsNovels, Mont Saint Michel, The EducationErnest Samuels & & Jayne N. Samuels1983978-0-940450-12-7
15Ralph Waldo EmersonEssays and LecturesJoel Porte1983978-0-940450-15-8
16Washington IrvingHistory, Tales, and SketchesJames W. Tuttleton1983978-0-940450-14-1
17Thomas JeffersonWritingsMerrill D. Peterson1984978-0-940450-16-5
18Stephen CraneProse and PoetryJ. C. Levenson1984978-0-940450-17-2
19Edgar Allan PoePoetry and TalesPatrick F. Quinn1984978-0-940450-18-9
20Edgar Allan PoeEssays and ReviewsG. R. Thompson1984978-0-940450-19-6
21Mark TwainThe Innocents Abroad & Roughing ItGuy Cardwell1984978-0-940450-25-7
22Henry JamesLiterary Criticism: Essays, American & English WritersLeon Edel & Mark Wilson1984978-0-940450-22-6
23Henry JamesLiterary Criticism: European Writers & The PrefacesLeon Edel & Mark Wilson1984978-0-940450-23-3
24Herman MelvillePierre, Israel Potter, The Confidence-Man, Tales & Billy BuddHarrison Hayford1985978-0-940450-24-0
25William FaulknerNovels 1930–1935: As I Lay Dying/Sanctuary/Light in August/PylonJoseph Blotner & Noel Polk1985978-0-940450-26-4
26James Fenimore CooperThe Leatherstocking Tales, vol. 1Blake Nevius1985978-0-940450-20-2
27James Fenimore CooperThe Leatherstocking Tales, vol. 2Blake Nevius1985978-0-940450-21-9
28Henry David ThoreauA Week, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape CodRobert F. Sayre1985978-0-940450-27-1
29Henry JamesNovels 1881–1886William T. Stafford1985978-0-940450-30-1
30Edith WhartonNovelsR. W. B. Lewis1986978-0-940450-31-8
31Henry AdamsHistory of the United States during the Administrations of JeffersonEarl N. Harbert1986978-0-940450-34-9
32Henry AdamsHistory of the United States during the Administrations of MadisonEarl N. Harbert1986978-0-940450-35-6
33Frank NorrisNovels and Essays: Vandover and the Brute/McTeague/The Octopus/EssaysDonald Pizer1986978-0-940450-40-0
34W. E. B. Du BoisWritingsNathan I. Huggins1986978-0-940450-33-2
35Willa CatherEarly Novels and StoriesSharon O'Brien1987978-0-940450-39-4
36Theodore DreiserSister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, Twelve MenRichard Lehan1987978-0-940450-41-7
37ABenjamin FranklinSilence Dogood, The Busy-Body, & Early WritingsJ. A. Leo Lemay1987
2005
978-1-931082-22-8
37BBenjamin FranklinAutobiography, Poor Richard, & Later WritingsJ. A. Leo Lemay1987
2005
978-1-883011-53-6
38William JamesWritings 1902–1910Bruce Kuklick1987978-0-940450-38-7
39Flannery O'ConnorCollected WorksSally Fitzgerald1988978-0-940450-37-0
40Eugene O'NeillComplete Plays 1913–1920Travis Bogard1988978-0-940450-48-6
41Eugene O'NeillComplete Plays 1920–1931Travis Bogard1988978-0-940450-49-3
42Eugene O'NeillComplete Plays 1932–1943Travis Bogard1988978-0-940450-50-9
43Henry JamesNovels 1886–1890Daniel Mark Fogel1989978-0-940450-56-1
44William Dean HowellsNovels 1886–1888Don L. Cook1989978-0-940450-51-6
45Abraham LincolnSpeeches and Writings 1832–1858Don E. Fehrenbacher1989978-0-940450-43-1
46Abraham LincolnSpeeches and Writings 1859–1865Don E. Fehrenbacher1989978-0-940450-63-9
47Edith WhartonNovellas and Other WritingsCynthia Griffin Wolff1990978-0-940450-53-0
48William FaulknerNovels 1936–1940: Absalom, Absalom!/The Unvanquished/If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem/The HamletJoseph Blotner & Noel Polk1990978-0-940450-55-4
49Willa CatherLater NovelsSharon O'Brien1990978-0-940450-52-3
50Ulysses S. GrantPersonal Memoirs and Selected LettersMary Drake McFeeley & William S. McFeeley1990978-0-940450-58-5
51William Tecumseh ShermanMemoirsCharles Royster1990978-0-940450-65-3
52Washington IrvingBracebridge Hall, Tales of a Traveller, The AlhambraAndrew Myers1991978-0-940450-59-2
53Francis ParkmanThe Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of PontiacWilliam R. Taylor1991978-0-940450-54-7
54James Fenimore CooperSea Tales, The Pilot, The Red RoverKay Seymour House & Thomas Philbrick1991978-0-940450-70-7
55Richard WrightEarly Works: Black Boy (American Hunger) / The OutsiderArnold Rampersad1991978-0-94045066-0
56Richard WrightLater Works: Lawd Today! / Uncle Tom's Children / Native SonArnold Rampersad1991978-0-940450-67-7
57Willa CatherStories, Poems, and Other WritingsSharon O'Brien1991978-0-940450-71-4
58William JamesWritings 1878–1899Gerald Myers1992978-0-940450-72-1
59Sinclair LewisMain Street & BabbittJohn Hersey1992978-0-940450-61-5
60Mark TwainCollected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays 1852–1890Louis J. Budd1992978-0-940450-36-3
61Mark TwainCollected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays 1891–1910Louis J. Budd1992978-0-940450-73-8
62variousThe Debate on the Constitution: Part OneBernard Bailyn1993978-0-940450-42-4
63variousThe Debate on the Constitution: Part TwoBernard Bailyn1993978-0-940450-64-6
64Henry JamesCollected Travel Writings: Great Britain & AmericaRichard Howard1993978-0-940450-76-9
65Henry JamesCollected Travel Writings: The ContinentRichard Howard1993978-0-940450-77-6
66variousAmerican Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 1John Hollander1993978-0-940450-60-8
67variousAmerican Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 2John Hollander1993978-0-940450-78-3
68Frederick DouglassAutobiographyHenry Louis Gates, Jr.1994978-0-940450-79-0
69Sarah Orne JewettNovels and StoriesMichael Davitt Bell1994978-0-940450-74-5
70Ralph Waldo EmersonCollected Poems and TranslationsHarold Bloom & Paul Kane1994978-0-940450-28-8
71Mark TwainHistorical RomancesSusan K. Harris1994978-0-940450-82-0
72John SteinbeckNovels and Stories, 1932–1937: The Pastures of Heaven/To a God Unknown/Tortilla Flat/In Dubious Battle/Of Mice and MenRobert DeMott & Elaine A. Steinbeck1994978-1-883011-01-7
73William FaulknerNovels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses/Intruder in the Dust/Requiem for a Nun/A FableJoseph Blotner & Noel Polk1994978-0-940450-85-1
74Zora Neale HurstonNovels and StoriesCheryl A. Wall1995978-0-940450-83-7
75Zora Neale HurstonFolklore, Memoirs, and Other WritingsCheryl A. Wall1995978-0-940450-84-4
76Thomas PaineCollected WritingsEric Foner1995978-1-883011-03-1
77variousReporting World War II: American Journalism 1938–1944Advisory Board: Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, et al.1995978-1-883011-04-8
78variousReporting World War II: American Journalism 1944–1946Advisory Board: Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, et al.1995978-1-883011-05-5
79Raymond ChandlerStories and Early NovelsFrank MacShane1995978-1-883011-07-9
80Raymond ChandlerLater Novels and Other WritingsFrank MacShane1995978-1-883011-08-6
81Robert FrostCollected Poems, Prose & PlaysRichard Poirier & Mark Richardson1995978-1-883011-06-2
82Henry JamesComplete Stories 1892–1898John Hollander, David Bromwich, Denis Donoghue1996978-1-883011-09-3
83Henry JamesComplete Stories 1898–1910John Hollander, David Bromwich, Denis Donoghue1996978-1-883011-10-9
84William BartramTravels and Other WritingsThomas Slaughter1996978-1-883011-11-6
85John Dos PassosU.S.A.Townsend Ludington & Daniel Aaron1996978-1-883011-14-7
86John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings, 1936–1941: The Grapes of Wrath/The Harvest Gypsies/The Long Valley/The Log from the Sea of CortezRobert DeMott & Elaine A. Steinbeck1996978-1-883011-15-4
87Vladimir NabokovNovels and Memoirs 1943–1951Brian Boyd1996978-1-883011-18-5
88Vladimir NabokovNovels 1955–1962Brian Boyd1996978-1-883011-19-2
89Vladimir NabokovNovels 1969–1974Brian Boyd1996978-1-883011-20-8
90James ThurberWritings and DrawingsGarrison Keillor1996978-1-883011-22-2
91George WashingtonWritingsJohn Rhodehamel1997978-1-883011-23-9
92John MuirNature WritingsWilliam Cronon1997978-1-883011-24-6
93Nathanael WestNovels and Other WritingsSacvan Bercovitch1997978-1-883011-28-4
94variousCrime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40sRobert Polito1997978-1-883011-46-8
95variousCrime Novels: American Noir of the 1950sRobert Polito1997978-1-883011-49-9
96Wallace StevensCollected Poetry and ProseFrank Kermode & Joan Richardson1997978-1-883011-45-1
97James BaldwinEarly Novels and StoriesToni Morrison1998978-1-883011-51-2
98James BaldwinCollected EssaysToni Morrison1998978-1-883011-52-9
99Gertrude SteinWritings 1903–1932Harriet Chessman & Catharine R. Stimpson1998978-1-883011-40-6
100Gertrude SteinWritings 1932–1946Harriet Chessman & Catharine R. Stimpson1998978-1-883011-41-3
101Eudora WeltyComplete NovelsRichard Ford & Michael Kreyling1998978-1-883011-54-3
102Eudora WeltyStories, Essays, & MemoirRichard Ford & Michael Kreyling1998978-1-883011-55-0
103Charles Brockden BrownThree Gothic NovelsSydney J. Krause1998978-1-883011-57-4
104variousReporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959–1969Advisory board: Milton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, et al.1998978-1-883011-58-1
105variousReporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969–1975Advisory board: Milton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, et al.1998978-1-883011-59-8
106Henry JamesComplete Stories 1874–1884William Vance1999978-1-883011-63-5
107Henry JamesComplete Stories 1884–1891Edward Said1999978-1-883011-64-2
108variousAmerican Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King Jr.Michael Warner1999978-1-883011-65-9
109James MadisonWritingsJack N. Rakove1999978-1-883011-66-6
110Dashiell HammettComplete NovelsSteven Marcus1999978-1-883011-67-3
111Henry JamesComplete Stories 1864–1874Jean Strouse1999978-1-883011-70-3
112William FaulknerNovels 1957–1962: The Town/The Mansion/The ReiversNoel Polk (notes by Joseph Blotner)1999978-1-883011-69-7
113John James AudubonWritings & DrawingsChristoph Irmscher1999978-1-883011-68-0
114variousSlave NarrativesWilliam L. Andrews & Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2000978-1-883011-76-5
115variousAmerican Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. 1Advisory board: Robert Hass, John Hollander, et al.2000978-1-883011-77-2
116variousAmerican Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Vol. 2Advisory board: Robert Hass, John Hollander, et al.2000978-1-883011-78-9
117F. Scott FitzgeraldNovels and Stories 1920–1922Jackson R. Bryer2000978-1-883011-84-0
118Henry Wadsworth LongfellowPoems and Other WritingsJ.D. McClatchy2000978-1-883011-85-7
119Tennessee WilliamsPlays 1937–1955Mel Gussow & Kenneth Holditch2000978-1-883011-86-4
120Tennessee WilliamsPlays 1957–1980Mel Gussow & Kenneth Holditch2000978-1-883011-87-1
121Edith WhartonCollected Stories 1891–1910Maureen Howard2001978-1-883011-93-2
122Edith WhartonCollected Stories 1911–1937Maureen Howard2001978-1-883011-94-9
123variousThe American Revolution: Writings from the War of IndependenceJohn Rhodehamel2001978-1-883011-91-8
124Henry David ThoreauCollected Essays and PoemsElizabeth Hall Witherell2001978-1-883011-95-6
125Dashiell HammettCrime Stories and Other WritingsSteven Marcus2001978-1-931082-00-6
126Dawn PowellNovels 1930–1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento/ Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be BornTim Page2001978-1-931082-01-3
127Dawn PowellNovels 1944–1962: My Home Is Far Away/The Locusts Have No King/The Wicked Pavilion/The Golden SpurTim Page2001978-1-931082-02-0
128Carson McCullersComplete NovelsCarlos Dews2001978-1-931082-03-7
129Alexander HamiltonWritingsJoanne B. Freeman2001978-1-931082-04-4
130Mark TwainThe Gilded Age and Later NovelsHamlin L. Hill2002978-1-931082-10-5
131Charles W. ChesnuttStories, Novels, and EssaysWerner Sollors2002978-1-931082-06-8
132John SteinbeckNovels, 1942–1952: The Moon Is Down/Cannery Row/The Pearl/East of EdenRobert DeMott2002978-1-931082-07-5
133Sinclair LewisArrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, DodsworthRichard Lingeman2002978-1-931082-08-2
134Paul BowlesThe Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's HouseDaniel Halpern2002978-1-931082-19-8
135Paul BowlesComplete Stories & Later WritingsDaniel Halpern2002978-1-931082-20-4
136Kate ChopinComplete Novels & StoriesSandra M. Gilbert2002978-1-931082-21-1
137variousReporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1941–1963Advisory board: Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, Carol Polsgrove2003978-1-931082-28-0
138variousReporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963–1973Advisory board: Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Bill Kovach, Carol Polsgrove2003978-1-931082-29-7
139Henry JamesNovels 1896–1899Myra Jehlen2003978-1-931082-30-3
140Theodore DreiserAn American TragedyThomas P. Riggio2003978-1-931082-31-0
141Saul BellowNovels 1944–1953James Wood2003978-1-931082-38-9
142John Dos PassosNovels 1920–1925Townsend Ludington2003978-1-931082-39-6
143John Dos PassosTravel Books and Other WritingsTownsend Ludington2003978-1-931082-40-2
144Ezra PoundPoems and TranslationsRichard Sieburth2003978-1-931082-41-9
145James Weldon JohnsonWritingsWilliam L. Andrews2004978-1-931082-52-5
146Washington IrvingThree Western NarrativesJames P. Ronda2004978-1-931082-53-2
147Alexis de TocquevilleDemocracy in AmericaOlivier Zunz2004978-1-931082-54-9
148James T. FarrellStuds Lonigan: A TrilogyPete Hamill2004978-1-931082-55-6
149Isaac Bashevis SingerStories Vol. 1Ilan Stavans2004978-1-931082-61-7
150Isaac Bashevis SingerStories Vol. 2Ilan Stavans2004978-1-931082-62-4
151Isaac Bashevis SingerStories Vol. 3Ilan Stavans2004978-1-931082-63-1
152George Kaufman & Co.Broadway ComediesLaurence Maslon2004978-1-931082-67-9
153Theodore RooseveltThe Rough Riders and an AutobiographyLouis Auchincloss2004978-1-931082-65-5
154Theodore RooseveltLetters and SpeechesLouis Auchincloss2004978-1-931082-66-2
155H. P. LovecraftTalesPeter Straub2005978-1-931082-72-3
156Louisa May AlcottLittle Women, Little Men, Jo's BoysElaine Showalter2005978-1-931082-73-0
157Philip RothNovels and Stories 1959–1962: Goodbye, Columbus & Five Short Stories/Letting GoRoss Miller2005978-1-931082-79-2
158Philip RothNovels 1967–1972: When She Was Good/Portnoy's Complaint/Our Gang/The BreastRoss Miller2005978-1-931082-80-8
159James AgeeLet Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, Shorter FictionMichael Sragow2005978-1-931082-81-5
160James AgeeFilm Writing and Selected JournalismMichael Sragow2005978-1-931082-82-2
161Richard Henry Dana, Jr.Two Years Before the Mast & Other VoyagesThomas Philbrick2005978-1-931082-83-9
162Henry JamesNovels 1901–1902Leo Bersani2006978-1-931082-88-4
163Arthur MillerCollected Plays 1944–1961Tony Kushner2006978-1-931082-91-4
164William FaulknerNovels 1926–1929: Soldiers' Pay/Mosquitoes/Flags in the Dust/The Sound and the FuryJoseph Blotner & Noel Polk2006978-1-931082-89-1
165Philip RothNovels 1973–1977: The Great American Novel/My Life as a Man/The Professor of DesireRoss Miller2006978-1-931082-96-9
166variousAmerican Speeches: Revolution to Civil WarTed Widmer2006978-1-931082-97-6
167variousAmerican Speeches: Lincoln to ClintonTed Widmer2006978-1-931082-98-3
168Hart CraneComplete Poems and Selected LettersLangdon Hammer2006978-1-931082-99-0
169Saul BellowNovels 1956–1964James Wood2007978-1-59853-002-5
170John SteinbeckTravels 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 AmericaRobert DeMott & Brian Railsback2007978-1-59853-004-9
171Captain John SmithWritings, with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the English Settlement of AmericaJames Horn2007978-1-59853-001-8
172Thornton WilderCollected Plays and Writings on TheaterJ. D. McClatchy2007978-1-59853-003-2
173Philip K. DickFour Novels of the 1960s: The Man in the High Castle/The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/Ubik Jonathan Lethem2007978-1-59853-009-4
174Jack KerouacRoad Novels: 1957–1960Douglas Brinkley2007978-1-59853-012-4
175Philip RothZuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue; Novels 1979–1985: The Ghost Writer/Zuckerman Unbound/The Anatomy Lesson/The Prague OrgyRoss Miller2007978-1-59853-011-7
176Edmund WilsonLiterary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s: The Shores of Light / Axel's Castle / Uncollected ReviewsLewis M. Dabney2007978-1-59853-013-1
177Edmund WilsonLiterary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s & 40s: The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, Classics and Commercials, Uncollected ReviewsLewis M. Dabney2007978-1-59853-014-8
178variousAmerican Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth CenturiesDavid S. Shields2007978-1-931082-90-7
179William MaxwellEarly Novels and Stories: Bright Center of Heaven / They Came Like Swallows / The Folded Leaf / Time Will Darken It / Stories 1938–1956Christopher Carduff2008978-1-59853-026-1
180Elizabeth BishopPoems, Prose and LettersRobert Giroux & Lloyd Schwartz2008978-1-59853-017-9
181A. J. LieblingWorld War II Writings: The Road Back to Paris /Mollie and Other War Pieces / Uncollected War Journalism / Normandy RevisitedPete Hamill2008978-1-59853-040-7
182variousAmerican Earth: Environmental Writing Since ThoreauBill McKibben (foreword by Al Gore)2008978-1-59853-020-9
183Philip K. DickFive Novels of the 1960s and 70s: Martian Time-Slip / Dr. Bloodmoney / Now Wait for Last Year / Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said / A Scanner DarklyJonathan Lethem2008978-1-59853-025-4
184William MaxwellLater Novels and Stories: The Château / So Long, See You Tomorrow / Stories and Improvisations 1957–1999Christopher Carduff2008978-1-59853-026-1
185Philip RothNovels and Other Narratives 1986 - 1991: The Counterlife / The Facts / Deception / PatrimonyRoss Miller2008978-1-59853-030-8
186Katherine Anne PorterCollected Stories and Other WritingsDarlene Harbour Unrue2008978-1-59853-029-2
187John AshberyCollected Poems 1956–1987Mark Ford2008978-1-59853-028-5
188John CheeverCollected Stories and Other WritingsBlake Bailey2009978-1-59853-034-6
189John CheeverComplete NovelsBlake Bailey2009978-1-59853-035-3
190Lafcadio HearnAmerican Writings: Some Chinese Ghosts / Chita / Two Years in the French West Indies / Youma / Selected Journalism and LettersChristopher Benfey2009978-1-59853-039-1
191A. J. LieblingThe Sweet Science and Other WritingsPete Hamill2009978-1-59853-040-7
192variousThe Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to NowHarold Holzer2009978-1-59853-033-9
193Philip K. DickVALIS and Later NovelsJonathan Lethem2009978-1-59853-044-5
194Thornton WilderThe Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other NovelsJ. D. McClatchy2009978-1-59853-045-2
195Raymond CarverCollected StoriesWilliam L. Stull & Maureen P. Carroll2009978-1-59853-046-9
196variousAmerican Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the PulpsPeter Straub2009978-1-59853-047-6
197variousAmerican Fantastic Tales: 1940s to NowPeter Straub2009978-1-59853-048-3
198John MarshallWritingsCharles F. Hobson2010978-1-59853-064-3
199variousThe Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and WorksShelley Fisher Fishkin2010978-1-59853-065-0
200Mark TwainA Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Other TravelsRoy Blount, Jr.2010978-1-59853-066-7
201Ralph Waldo EmersonSelected Journals 1820–1842Lawrence Rosenwald2010978-1-59853-067-4
202Ralph Waldo EmersonSelected Journals 1841–1877Lawrence Rosenwald2010978-1-59853-068-1
203variousThe American Stage: Writing on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony KushnerLaurence Senelick2010978-1-59853-069-8
204Philip RothNovels 1993-1995: Operation Shylock / Sabbath's TheaterRoss Miller2010978-1-59853-078-0
205Shirley JacksonNovels and StoriesJoyce Carol Oates2010978-1-59853-072-8
206Henry Louis MenckenPrejudices: First, Second, and Third SeriesMarion Elizabeth Rodgers2010978-1-59853-076-6
207Henry Louis MenckenPrejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth SeriesMarion Elizabeth Rodgers2010978-1-59853-076-6
208John Kenneth GalbraithThe Affluent Society and Other Writings 1952–1967James K. Galbraith2010978-1-59853-077-3
209Saul BellowNovels 1970-1982: Mr. Sammler's Planet / Humboldt's Gift / The Dean's DecemberJames Wood2010978-1-59853-079-7
210Lynd WardGods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild PilgrimageArt Spiegelman2010978-1-59853-082-7
211Lynd WardPrelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, VertigoArt Spiegelman2010978-1-59853-082-7
212variousThe Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived ItBrooks D. Simpson2011978-1-59853-088-9
213John AdamsRevolutionary Writings 1755-1775Gordon S. Wood2011978-1-59853-089-6
214John AdamsRevolutionary Writings 1775-1783Gordon S. Wood2011978-1-59853-090-2
215Henry JamesNovels 1903-1911Ross Posnock2011978-1-59853-091-9
216Kurt VonnegutNovels and Stories 1963–1973Sidney Offit2011978-1-59853-098-8
217variousHarlem Renaissance Novels: Five Novels of the 1920sRafia Zafar2011978-1-59853-099-5
218variousHarlem Renaissance Novels: Five Novels of the 1930sRafia Zafar2011978-1-59853-101-5
219Ambrose BierceThe Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & MemoirsS. T. Joshi2011978-1-59853-102-2
220Philip RothThe American Trilogy 1997–2000Ross Miller2011978-1-59853-103-9
221variousThe Civil War: The Second Year Told by Those Who Lived ItStephen W. Sears2012978-1-59853-144-2
222Barbara TuchmanThe Guns of August, The Proud TowerMargaret MacMillan2012978-1-59853-145-9
223Arthur MillerCollected Plays 1964–1982Tony Kushner2012978-1-59853-147-3
224Thornton WilderThe Eighth Day, Theophilus North, & Autobiographical WritingsJ. D. McClatchy2012978-1-59853-146-6
225David GoodisFive Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50sRobert Polito2012978-1-59853-148-0
226Kurt VonnegutNovels & Stories 1950–1962Sidney Offit2012978-1-59853-150-3
227variousAmerican Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s Volume 1: 1953–1956Gary K. Wolfe2012978-1-59853-158-9
228variousAmerican Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s Volume 2: 1956–1958Gary K. Wolfe2012978-1-59853-159-6
229Laura Ingalls WilderThe Little House Books Volume 1Caroline Fraser2012978-1-59853-160-2
230Laura Ingalls WilderThe Little House Books Volume 2Caroline Fraser2012978-1-59853-161-9
231Jack KerouacCollected PoemsMarilène Phipps-Kettlewell2012978-1-59853-193-0
232variousThe War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of IndependenceDonald R. Hickey2013978-1-59853-195-4
233variousAmerican Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to EmancipationJames G. Basker2012978-1-59853-196-1
234variousThe Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived ItStephen W. Sears2013978-1-59853-197-8
235Sherwood AndersonCollected StoriesCharles Baxter2013978-1-59853-204-3
236Philip RothNovels 2001–2007: The Dying Animal/The Plot Against America/Exit GhostRoss Miller2013978-1-59853-198-5
237Philip RothNemeses: Everyman/Indignation/The Humbling/NemesisRoss Miller2013978-1-59853-199-2
238Aldo LeopoldA Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and EcologyCurt Meine2013978-1-59853-206-7
239May SwensonCollected PoemsLangdon Hammer2013978-1-59853-210-4
240W. S. MerwinCollected Poems 1953–1993J. D. McClatchy2013978-1-59853-208-1
241W. S. MerwinCollected Poems 1996–2013J. D. McClatchy2013978-1-59853-209-8
242John UpdikeCollected Early StoriesChristopher Carduff2013978-1-59853-251-7
243John UpdikeCollected Later StoriesChristopher Carduff2013978-1-59853-252-4
244Ring LardnerStories & Other WritingsIan Frazier2013978-1-59853-253-1
245Jonathan EdwardsWritings from the Great AwakeningPhilip F. Gura2013978-1-59853-254-8
246Susan SontagEssays of the 1960s & 70sDavid Rieff2013978-1-59853-255-5
247William Wells BrownClotel & Other WritingsEzra Greenspan2014978-1-59853-291-3
248Bernard MalamudNovels and Stories of the 1940s & 50sPhilip Davis2014978-1-59853-292-0
249Bernard MalamudNovels and Stories of the 1960sPhilip Davis2014978-1-59853-293-7
250variousThe Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived ItAaron Sheehan-Dean2014978-1-59853-294-4
251variousShakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to NowJames Shapiro2014978-1-59853-295-1
252Kurt VonnegutNovels 1976–1985Sidney Offit2014978-1-59853-304-0
253variousAmerican Musicals: Volume 1: 1927–1949Laurence Maslon2014978-1-59853-258-6
254variousAmerican Musicals: Volume 2: 1950–1969Laurence Maslon2014978-1-59853-259-3
255Elmore LeonardFour Novels of the 1970sGregg Sutter2014978-1-59853-305-7
256Louisa May AlcottWork, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other WritingsSusan Cheever2014978-1-59853-306-4
257H. L. MenckenThe Days Trilogy, Expanded EditionMarion Elizabeth Rodgers2014978-1-59853-308-8
258Virgil ThomsonMusic Chronicles 1940–1954Tim Page2014978-1-59853-309-5
259variousArt in America 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and MinimalismJed Perl2014978-1-59853-310-1
260Saul BellowNovels 1984–2000James Wood2015978-1-59853-352-1
261Arthur MillerCollected Plays 1987–2004Tony Kushner2015978-1-59853-353-8
262Jack KerouacVisions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big SurTodd Tietchen2015978-1-59853-374-3
263Reinhold NiebuhrMajor Works on Religion and PoliticsElisabeth Sifton2015978-1-59853-375-0
264Ross MacdonaldFour Crime Novels of the 1950sTom Nolan2015978-1-59853-376-7
265variousThe American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764–1772Gordon S. Wood2015978-1-59853-377-4
266variousThe American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773–1776Gordon S. Wood2015978-1-59853-378-1
267Elmore LeonardFour Novels of the 1980sGregg Sutter2015978-1-59853-412-2
268variousWomen Crime Writers: Volume 1: The 1940sSarah Weinman2015978-1-59853-430-6
269variousWomen Crime Writers: Volume 2: The 1950sSarah Weinman2015978-1-59853-431-3
270Frederick Law OlmstedWritings on Landscape, Culture, and SocietyCharles Beveridge2015978-1-59853-452-8
271Edith WhartonFour Novels of the 1920sHermione Lee2015978-1-59853-453-5
272James BaldwinLater NovelsDarryl Pinckney2015978-1-59853-454-2
273Kurt VonnegutNovels 1987–1997Sidney Offit2016978-1-59853-464-1
274Henry JamesAutobiographiesPhilip Horne2016978-1-59853-471-9
275Abigail AdamsLettersEdith Gelles2016978-159853-465-8
276John AdamsWritings from the New Nation 1784–1826Gordon S. Wood2016978-159853-466-5
277Virgil ThomsonThe State of Music & Other WritingsTim Page2016978-159853-467-2
278variousWar No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar & Peace WritingLawrence Rosenwald2016978-1-59853-473-3
279Ross MacdonaldThree Novels of the Early 1960sTom Nolan2016978-159853-479-5
280Elmore LeonardFour Later NovelsGregg Sutter2016978-1-59853-492-4
281Ursula K. Le GuinThe Complete OrsiniaBrian Attebery2016978-1-59853-493-1
282John O'HaraStoriesCharles McGrath2016978-1-59853-497-9
283Jack KerouacThe Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated WritingsTodd Tietchen2016978-1-59853-498-6
284Albert MurrayCollected Essays & MemoirsPaul Devlin & Henry Louis Gates Jr.2016978-1-59853-503-7
285Loren EiseleyCollected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos: Volume OneWilliam Cronon2016978-1-59853-506-8
286Loren EiseleyCollected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos: Volume TwoWilliam Cronon2016978-1-59853-507-5
287Carson McCullersStories, Plays & Other WritingsCarlos Dews2017978-1-59853-511-2
288Jane BowlesCollected WritingsMillicent Dillon2017978-1-59853-513-6
289variousWorld War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived ItA. Scott Berg2017978-1-59853-514-3
290Mary McCarthyNovels and Stories 1942–1963Thomas Mallon2017978-1-59853-516-7
291Mary McCarthyNovels 1963–1979Thomas Mallon2017978-1-59853-517-4
292Susan SontagLater EssaysDavid Rieff2017978-1-59853-519-8
293John Quincy AdamsDiaries 1779–1821David Waldstreicher2017978-1-59853-520-4
294John Quincy AdamsDiaries 1824–1848David Waldstreicher2017978-1-59853-522-8
295Ross MacdonaldFour Later NovelsTom Nolan2017978-1-59853-534-1
296Ursula K. Le GuinHainish Novels & Stories, Volume OneBrian Attebery2017978-1-59853-538-9
297Ursula K. Le GuinHainish Novels & Stories, Volume TwoBrian Attebery2017978-1-59853-539-6
298Peter TaylorComplete Stories 1938-1959Ann Beattie2017978-1-59853-542-6
299Peter TaylorComplete Stories 1960-1992Ann Beattie2017978-1-59853-543-3
300Philip RothWhy Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-20132017978-1-59853-540-2
301John AshberyComplete Poems 1991‒2000Mark Ford2017978-1-59853-535-8
302Wendell BerryPort William Novels & Stories (The Civil War to World War II)Jack Shoemaker2018978-1-59853-554-9
303variousReconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial EqualityBrooks D. Simpson2018978-1-59853-555-6
304Albert MurrayCollected Novels & PoemsPaul Devlin & Henry Louis Gates Jr.2018978-1-59853-561-7
305Norman MailerFour Books of the 1960s: An American Dream/Why Are We in Vietnam?/The Armies of the Night/Miami and the Siege of ChicagoJ. Michael Lennon2018978-1-59853-558-7
306Norman MailerCollected Essays of the 1960sJ. Michael Lennon2018978-1-59853-559-4
307Rachel CarsonSilent Spring & Other Writings on the EnvironmentSandra Steingraber2018978-1-59853-560-0
308Elmore LeonardWesterns: Last Stand at Saber River/Hombre/Valdez is Coming/Forty Lashes Less One/StoriesTerrence Rafferty2018978-1-59853-562-4
310Madeleine L'EngleThe Wrinkle in Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time/A Wind in the Door/A Swiftly Tilting Planet/Many WatersLeonard S. Marcus2018978-1-59853-578-5
310Madeleine L'EngleThe Polly O'Keefe Quartet: The Arm of the Starfish/Dragons in the Waters/A House Like a Lotus/An Acceptable TimeLeonard S. Marcus2018978-1-59853-579-2
311John UpdikeNovels 1959-1965: The Poorhouse Fair/Rabbit, Run/The Centaur/Of the FarmChristopher Carduff2018978-1-59853-581-5
312James Fenimore CooperTwo Novels of the American Revolution: The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground/Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of BostonAlan Taylor2018978-1-59853-582-2
313John O'HaraFour Novels of the 1930s: Appointment in Samarra/Butterfield 8/Hope of Heaven/Pal JoeySteven Goldleaf2019978-1-59853-600-3

Special anthologies

  • Writing New York (Phillip Lopate, ed. 1998) ISBN 978-1-883011-62-8
  • American Sea Writing (Peter Neill, ed. 2000) ISBN 978-1-883011-83-3
  • Baseball (Nicholas Dawidoff, ed. 2002) ISBN 978-1-931082-09-9
  • Writing Los Angeles (David L. Ulin, ed. 2002) ISBN 978-1-931082-27-3
  • Americans in Paris (Adam Gopnik, ed. 2004) ISBN 1-931082-56-1
  • American Writers at Home (J.D. McClatchy, author, Erica Lennar, photographer 2004) ISBN 978-1-931082-75-4
  • American Movie Critics (Phillip Lopate, ed. 2006) ISBN 978-1-931082-92-1
  • American Religious Poems (Harold Bloom and Jesse Zuba, eds., 2006) ISBN 978-1-931082-74-7
  • American Food Writing (Molly O'Neill, ed., 2007) ISBN 978-1-59853-005-6; (paperback, 2009) ISBN 1-59853-041-0
  • True Crime: An American Anthology (Harold Schechter, ed., 2008) ISBN 978-1-59853-031-5
  • Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (Ilan Stavans, ed., 2009) ISBN 978-1-59853-051-3
  • At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing (George Kimball and John Schulian, eds., 2011) ISBN 978-1-59853-092-6
  • Into the Blue: American Writers on Aviation and Spaceflight (Joseph J. Corn ed., 2011) ISBN 978-1-59853-108-4
  • The 50 Funniest American Writers* (*according to Andy Borowitz): A Humor Anthology from Mark Twain to The Onion (Andy Borowitz ed., 2011) ISBN 978-1-59853-107-7
  • The Cool School: Writing from America’s Hip Underground (Glenn O'Brien ed., 2013) ISBN 978-1-59853-256-2
  • Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z (Kevin Dettmar and Jonathan Lethem, eds., 2017) ISBN 978-1-59853-531-0

American poets project

Special publications

Notes and references

  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. 1 2 3 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. 1 2 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

Bibliography

  • 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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