Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 185
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 185

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
Page 185
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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS FOR A M E R I C A N L I T E R A T U R E SERIES then submitted to a specially-empaneled Advisory Board of literary authorities, who made the final selection. The result of their efforts-TVie 100 Greatest Masterpieces oj American Literature--is the most important and significant book collection in the history of our nation. So that families will be able to acquire this extraordinary book collection and pass it along to future generations, The Franklin Library was appointed to publish The 100 Greatest Masterpieces oj American Literature in a magnificent special edition. Created in honor of the Bicentennial, this will be the only complete collection of these 100 great literary works ever to be published. Each book in this special edition will be newly designed and illustrated, bound in genuine leather, ornamented in gold and printed on the finest papers. Moreover, each volume will be custom-bound to last for generations. For this was conceived to be a true heirloom collection in every respect--one to be treasured for all time. The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature will be issued in strictly limited edition--exclusively for those who enter subscriptions for the scries. The books will be privately printed and sent to subscribers on a convenient monthly basis. None of these special leather- bound volumes will be sold in bookstores or even in rare book galleries. Furthermore, because of its monumental importance, the collection has been designated as an official commemorative of our nation's Bicentennial and will be so certified in every volume. Masterpieces by the giants of American literature The collection will include the greatest works of both fiction and nonfiction by America's greatest writers. Important novels such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter . . . Stephen Crane's The Red Badge oj Courage . . . Jack London's The Call oj the Wild . . . Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises . . . and books by such masters as Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner . . . Great works of nonfiction such as Henry David Thor- PROFESSOR CARLOS B A K E R Princeton University PROFESSOR JOHN BARTH The Johns Hopkins University PROFESSOR N I N A BAYM University of Illinois PROFESSOR J A M E S D I C K E Y University of South Carolina PROFESSOR R A L P H ELLISON New York University PROFESSOR R O B E R T STUART FIT/.GERALD Harvard University PROFESSOR J O H N C H R I S T I A N G E R H E R University of Iowa PROFESSOR W I L L I E LEE ROSE Visitiny Professor at Oxford University PROFESSOR M O N R O E K I R K SPEARS Rice University PROFESSOR W A L L A C E STEGNER Stanford University, Unimtus PROFESSOR I R V I N G STONE University of California. Berkeley PROFESSOR H E L E N H E N N E S S Y V E N D L E R Boston University

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