New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough (eds.). Second Edition. Paperback. Fine/ As New. Chronology. Selected Bibliography. 13 x 21 cm. 385 pp. Item #13293
“Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University
“This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of Hartford
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
The first edition (1861), with the editors’ explanatory annotations, introduction, and glossary of the people of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Key public statements by Harriet Jacobs, William C. Nell, the Reverend Francis J. Grimke, and others.
A rich selection of correspondence by Harriet Jacobs, Lydia Maria Child, and John Greenleaf Whittier, suggesting Incidents’s initial reception.
Ten major critical essays, six of them new to the Second Edition.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.