Barnes & Noble Classics are introduced by an extraordinary roster of more than 150 experts in their fields; known for their academic expertise, their passion for the work under discussion, and the breadth of their culture and literary excellence.
One of America's great educators, Mr. Stade teaches at Columbia University: he has chaired their world-renowned English Department and was a recipient of the Alumni Association Great Teachers Award. He was editor-in-chief of the 74-volume Columbia Essays on Modern Writers and, currently, the Scribner's British Writers Series and the 14-volume European Writers Series. He author of three novels: Confessions of a Lady-Killer, Sex and Violence: A Love Story, and Love Is War. An extensive selection of his critical essays and literary reviews appears in Literature, Moderns, Monsters, Popsters and Us.
is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University and a past President of the American Association for Italian Studies. He wrote the Introduction and Notes for Longfellow's translation of Dante's Inferno and, with Julia Conaway Bondanella, of the Purgatorio and Paradiso.
is McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College and a novelist whose bestselling works of fiction include Final Payments and The Company of Women. Gordon wrote the Introduction and Notes for E. M. Forster's Howards End.
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is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University. She has written and edited extensively in the fields of African-American literature, music, history, and politics. Griffin introduces the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
is a critic, teacher, and noted novelist whose work include Grace Abounding and Expensive Habits. She is an authority on Edith Wharton and recently edited The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton for the Library of America and wrote the Introduction to the Barnes & Noble edition of Wharton's The Age of Innocence.
is Kenneth Burke Professor of English Literature at Rutgers University and director of the University's Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, as well as an expert on nineteenth-century culture and Charles Darwin. Levine provided the introduction to Darwin's The Origin of Species and George Eliot's