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Editor's Note

Novel (Romance) | The University of Arkansas Press | 1997
Transcription SPECIAL NOTE TO THE CUB OF THE PANTHER
Though the editorial principles remain the same, The Cub of the
Panther is the first work in Selected Fiction of William Gilmore Simms:
Arkansas Edition to depart from the series format outlined in the
"Preface to the Arkansas Edition" (reprinted from the first volume, Guy
Rivers). For The Cub of the Panther, Miriam J. Shillingsburg has
assumed all editorial responsibilities except for the Introduction
(which, following the pattern of earlier volumes, is largely excerpted
from my Simms: A Literary Life): Professor Shillingsburg has estab-
lished the text, written the Afterword and the Historical and Textual
Commentary, and provided notes to the text with relevant information
for the reading of the novel (here published in its entirety, and in book
form, for the first time). The William Gilmore Simms Chronology is
carried over from the earlier volumes, and the Select Bibliography in
the appendices has been modified by Professor Shillingsburg to the pre-
cise needs of The Cub of the Panther.
JCG