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Novel (Romance) | U of South Carolina P | 1969
Transcription The creator of this sinister parable,
the most prolific and popular American
writer of his time, was born in 1806
in Charleston, South Carolina. He died
in 1870, ruined by the Civil War.
With a text established by James B.
Meriwether, this edition has a signifi-
cant Introduction by Donald Davidson
and Mary C. Simms Oliphant. James
B. Meriwether is a professor in the
Department of English at the Univer-
sity of South Carolina and a member
of the Executive Committee of the
Center for Editions of American Au-
thors of the Modern Language As-
sociation. The late Donald Davidson,
a noted poet and critic who was a
member of the group known as "The
Fugitives," taught at Vanderbilt Uni-
versity. Mary C. Simms Oliphant,
co-editor of The Letters of William
Gilmore Simms, is a granddaughter of
the novelist and still maintains a resi-
dence at his plantation, "Woodlands."


Volume II of the Centennial edi-
tion will consist of uncollected Stories
and Tales, edited and introduced by
John Caldwell Guilds.


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