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Andrew Delbanco
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Andrew Delbanco is the author of The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil, Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now, and The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope, all of which were New York Times Notable Books. The Puritan Ordeal won the Lionel Trilling Award from Columbia University. He has edited Writing New England, The Portable Abraham Lincoln, volume two of The Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson (with Teresa Toulouse), and, with Alan Heimert, The Puritans in America. His essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Raritan, and other journals.

In 2001 Delbanco was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2003 was named New York State Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities. He is a trustee of the National Humanities Center and the Library of America and has served as vice president of PEN American Center. Since 1995 he has been the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

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Melville
His World and Work
Written by Andrew Delbanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.00

With Moby-Dick Herman Melville set the standard for the Great American Novel, and with “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd he completed perhaps the greatest oeuvre of any of our writers. Now Andrew Delbanco, hailed by Time as “America’s best social critic,” uses unparalleled historical and critical perspective to... Read more >
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Melville
His World and Work
Written by Andrew Delbanco


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Sister Carrie

Written by Theodore Dreiser
Introduction by Andrew Delbanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $14.00

This Modern Library paperback edition includes a Foreword by the author, an Introduction by Andrew Delbanco, and a Preface by H.L. Mencken. Sister Carrie is Dreiser's great American novel of seduction, a masterpiece of insight into appetite and innocence.

"Such a novel as Sister Carrie stands quite outside the brief traffic of... Read more >
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