Spring 2009 Releases Announced
Two new releases of classic literature are on their way from Ignatius Critical Editions. The series releases are brand new editions of The Scarlet Letter and Huckleberry Finn. (The Merchant of Venice will be released in the Fall.)
Guest editor Mary Reichardt (see "Guest Editors Announced") will be editing Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. These are the first American titles in the series.
Books by Author
by last name, except for Wm. Shakespeare
About the Series
The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. While many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and postmodernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works.
Edited by acclaimed literary biographer Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer choice, enabling educators, students, and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism.
The series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand the great works of Western civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today.