Edward Wagenknecht: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography is still a work in progress.  Stay tuned…

Titles are listed chronologically in order to give a sense of the flow and progression of Professor Wagenknecht’s interests and writings.

Titles in bold italics are first editions of a particular work.  Titles in italics (but not bold) are later editions and/or later reprints.

I am indebted to the Appendix entitled “A Check List of the Publications of Edward Wagenknecht” that appears in Professor Wagenknecht’s 1968 book As Far as Yesterday: Memories and Reflections.  In terms of books and pamphlets, this Check List has served as the basis for my bibliography up to and including the year 1968.

 

Non-Fiction Books and Pamphlets by Edward Wagenknecht

A Tribute to Clarine Seymour.  Privately printed, 1920.  Pp. 15.

Lillian Gish: An Interpretation.  “University of Washington Chapbooks,” No. 7. Seattle, University of Washington Book Store, 1927.  Pp. 27.

Values in Literature.  Seattle, University of Washington Book Store, 1928.  Pp. 96.  Revised editions in 1935, 1937 and 1941.

Utopia Americana.  “University of Washington Chapbooks,” No. 28. Seattle, University of Washington Book Store, 1929.  Pp. 40.

Geraldine Farrar: An Authorized Record of Her Career.  Seattle, University of Washington Book Store, 1929.  Pp. 91.

A Guide to Bernard Shaw.  New York and London, D. Appleton and Company, 1929.  Pp. 128.

The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait.  With an Introduction by Gamaliel Bradford.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929.  London, Constable, 1930.  Pp. 365.

The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait.  New and Revised edition. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.  Pp. 269.
LOC #: 66-10294

Jenny Lind.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931.  Pp. 231.

Mark Twain: The Man and His Work.  New Haven, Yale University Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1935.  Pp. 301.

Mark Twain: The Man and His Work.  New and Revised Edition.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.  Pp. 272.

Mark Twain: The Man and His Work.  Third Edition, with a Commentary on Mark Twain Criticism and Scholarship since 1960.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.  Pp. 302.

Cavalcade of the English Novel, From Elizabeth to George VI.  New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1943.  Pp. 646.

Shakespeare: A Man of This World.  Chicago, privately printed, 1947.  Pp. 11.

Cavalcade of the American Novel, From the Birth of the Nation to the Middle of the Twentieth Century.  New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1952.  Pp. 575.

A Preface to Literature.  New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1954.  Pp. 381.

The Unknown Longfellow.  Boston, Boston University Press, 1954.  Pp. 32.  “University Lecture,” April 8, 1954.

Longfellow: A Full-Length Portrait.  London and Toronto, Longmans, Green & Co., 1955.  Pp. 370.

The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt.  New York and Toronto, Longmans, Green & Co., 1958.  Pp. 325.

The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt.  Guilford, CT, The Lyons Press, 2010.  Pp. 384. Paperback reprint with a new Introduction by Edmund Morris. Published in cooperation with the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
ISBN-10: 159921961   ISBN-13: 978-1599219615

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Man and Writer.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1961.  Pp. 233.

Mark Twain: The Man and His Work.  New and Revised Edition.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.  Pp. 272.
See also original 1935 edition above and 1967 third edition below.

Washington Irving: Moderation Displayed.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1962.  Pp. 223.

The Movies in the Age of Innocence.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.  Pp. 280.
LOC #: 62-16473.

The Movies in the Age of Innocence.  New York, Ballantine Books, 1971.

The Movies in the Age of Innocence.  New York, Limelight Editions, 1997.  Pp. 280.  Paperback reprint.
ISBN-10: 0879100982   ISBN-13: 978-0879100988

Edgar Allan Poe: The Man Behind the Legend.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1963.  Pp. 276.

Chicago.  “The Centers of Civilization Series.”  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.  Pp. 181.

Seven Daughters of the Theater: Jenny Lind, Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Julia Marlowe, Isadora Duncan, Mary Garden, Marilyn Monroe.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.  Pp. 234.
LOC #: 64-20760

Dickens and the Scandalmongers: Essays in Criticism.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.  Pp. 162.
LOC #: 65-14802

Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Known and the Unknown.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1965.  Pp. 267.

Merely Players.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.  Pp. 270.
LOC #: 66-22715
NOTE: Contains entries on David Garrick, Edmund Kean, William Charles Macready, Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, Sir Henry Irving, Joseph Jefferson and Richard Mansfield.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Portrait of an American Humanist.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1966.  Pp. 252.

The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait.  New and Revised edition. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.  Pp. 269.
LOC #: 66-10294
See also original 1929 edition above.

John Greenleaf Whittier: A Portrait in Paradox.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1967.  Pp. 264.

Mark Twain: The Man and His Work.  Third Edition, with a Commentary on Mark Twain Criticism and Scholarship since 1960.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.  Pp. 302.
See also original 1935 edition and 1961 second edition above.

The Personality of Chaucer.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.  Pp. 155.

As Far As Yesterday: Memories and Reflections.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.  Pp. 224.
LOC #: 68-15690

William Dean Howells: The Friendly Eye.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1969.  Pp. 340.
ISBN-10:  0195006496   ISBN-13: 9780195006490

The Personality of Milton.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. Pp. 170.
ISBN-10: 0806109165   ISBN-13: 9780806109169

James Russell Lowell: Portrait of a Many-Sided Man.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1971.  Pp. 276.
ISBN-10: 019501376X   ISBN-13: 9780195013764

Ambassadors for Christ: Seven American Preachers.  New York and London, Oxford University Press, 1972.  Pp. 310.
ISBN-10: 0195015207   ISBN 13: 9780195015201
NOTE: Contains entries on Lyman Beecher, William Ellery Channing, Henry Ward Beecher, Phillips Brooks, D.L. Moody, Washington Gladden and Lyman Abbott.

The Personality of Shakespeare.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.  Pp. 190.
ISBN-10: 0806110287 (hardcover)   ISBN-13: 978-0806110288 (hardcover)
NOTE: Paperback edition published by University of Oklahoma Press in 1979.
ISBN-10: 0806115971 (paperback)   ISBN-13: 9780806115979 (paperback)

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Portrait of a Balanced Soul.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1974.  Pp. 307.
ISBN-10: 0195017668

The Films of D. W. Griffith.  New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1975.  Pp. 276.  Co-authored with Anthony Slide.
ISBN-10: 0517523264   ISBN-13: 9780517523261

A Pictorial History of New England.  New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1976.  Pp. 342.
ISBN-10: 0517523469   ISBN-13: 9780517523469

Eve and Henry James: Portraits of Women and Girls in His Fiction. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1978.  Pp. 217.
ISBN-10: 0806114223   ISBN-13: 9780806114224

James Branch Cabell, 1879-1979: A Centenary Tribute. Charlottesville, Alderman Library of the University of Virginia, 1979.  Pp. 12. “Published on the occasion of the Cabell Exhibition at the University of Virginia Library, October-December 1979.”
NOTE: Contains an essay by Edward Wagenknecht and an afterword by Anne Freudenberg.

Fifty Great American Silent Films 1912-1920: A Pictorial Survey.  New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1980.  Pp. 140.  Co-authored with Anthony Slide.
ISBN-10: 0486239853   ISBN-13: 9780486239859

Henry David Thoreau: What Manner of Man?.  Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1981.  Pp. 211.
ISBN-10: 0870231367  (hardcover)   ISBN-13: 9780870231360 (hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0870231375 (paperback)   ISBN-13: 9780870231377 (paperback)

American Profile 1900-1909.  Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.  Pp. 365.
ISBN-10: 0870233505 (hardcover)   ISBN-10: 0870233513  (paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780870233500 (hardcover)   ISBN-13: 9780870233517 (paperback)

Gamaliel Bradford.  Boston, Twayne, 1982.  Pp. 220.
ISBN-10: 080577355X

Daughters of the Covenant: Portraits of Six Jewish Women. Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1983.  Pp. 192.
ISBN-10: 0870233963   ISBN-13: 9780870233968
NOTE: Contains entries on Rebecca Gratz, Emma Lazarus, Amy Levy, Lillian D. Wald, Emma Goldman and Henrietta Szold.

The Novels of Henry James.  New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1983.  Pp. 329.
ISBN-10: 0804429596   ISBN-13: 9780804429597

The Tales of Henry James.  New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1984.  Pp. 266.
ISBN-10: 080442957X   ISBN-13: 9780804429573

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Poetry and Prose.  New York, Ungar, 1986.  Pp. 266.
ISBN-10:  080442960X   ISBN-13: 9780804429603

Stars of the Silents.  Metuchen, NJ and London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1987.  Pp. 154.
ISBN-10: 0810819929   ISBN-13:  9780810819924

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Man, His Tales and Romances.  New York, Continuum, 1989.  Pp. 264.
ISBN-10: 082640409X   ISBN-13: 9780826404091

Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1991.  Pp. 224.
ISBN-10: 0313279608   ISBN-13: 9780313279607
NOTE: Contains entries on J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Henry James, M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Walter de la Mare and Marjorie Bowen.

Sir Walter Scott.  New York, Continuum, 1991.  Pp. 239.
ISBN-10: 082640491X   ISBN-13: 9780826404916

Willa Cather.  New York, Continuum, 1994.  Pp. 203.
ISBN-10: 0826406076   ISBN-13: 978-0826406071

James Fenimore Cooper.  New York, Random House Value Publishing, 1994.
ISBN-10: 0517128683   ISBN-13: 978-0517128688

The Movies in the Age of Innocence.  New York, Limelight Editions, 1997.  Pp. 280.  Paperback reprint.
ISBN-10: 0879100982   ISBN-13: 978-0879100988
See also original 1962 edition above.

The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt.  Guilford, CT, The Lyons Press, 2010.  Pp. 384. Paperback reprint with a new Introduction by Edmund Morris. Published in cooperation with the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
ISBN-10: 159921961   ISBN-13: 978-1599219615
See also original 1958 edition above.

 

Novels by Edward Wagenknecht under the pseudonym “Julian Forrest”

Nine Before Fotheringhay: A Novel about Mary Queen of Scots.  London, Geoffrey Bles, 1966.  Pp. 320.

The Glory of the Lilies: A Novel about Joan of Arc.  London, Geoffrey Bles, 1969.  Pp. 186.

 

Books Containing Sections by Edward Wagenknecht

The Story of Jewish Culture, by Philip A. Langh, Herbert H.  Gowen, Warren J. Hastings and Edward Wagenknecht.  Seattle, The Jewish Transcript, 1935.  Pp. 73.
NOTE: Edward Wagenknecht’s contribution is “The Story of Jewish Literature: The Bible,” pp. 20–37.

The Twenties: Poetry and Prose: 20 Critical Essays.  Edited by Richard E. Langford and William E. Taylor.  Deland, FL, Everett Edwards Press, Inc., 1966.  Pp. 101.
NOTE: Edward Wagenknecht’s contribution is “Gamaliel Bradford, Psychographer,” pp. 53–58.

 

Anthologies Edited by Edward Wagenknecht

A College Survey of English Literature.  Edited by B. J. Whiting, Fred B. Millett, Alexander M. Witherspoon, Odell Shepard, Arthur Palmer Hudson, Edward Wagenknecht and Louis Untermeyer. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1942.  Volume I, pp. 1,140.  Volume II, pp.1,172.
NOTE: Edward Wagenknecht edited, introduced and annotated “The Victorian Period,” Volume II, pp. 375–938.
NOTE: There was also a “Shorter edition” in one volume (pp. 1,290), 1942.  In 1951 this version was revised by Alexander M. Witherspoon.

Six Novels of the Supernatural.  “The Viking Portable Library.”  New York, The Viking Press, 1944. Pp. 885.
NOTE: This volume contains A Beleaguered City by Mrs. Oliphant; The Return by Walter de la Mare; The White People by Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Terror by Arthur Machen; Sweet Rocket by Mary Johnston; and Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan.
NOTE: Edward Wagenknecht contributed a general introduction (pp. 1–8) and an individual introduction to each novel.

The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories.  Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1945.  Pp. 660. Later published by Grosset and Dunlap.
NOTE: Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht (pp. xi–xviii).

Abraham Lincoln, His Life, Work, and Character.  An Anthology of History and Biography, Fiction, Prose, Drama, and Belles-Lettres.  New York, Creative Age Press; Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1946.  Pp. 661.
NOTE: Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht (pp. xi–xvii).

The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories.  Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946.  Pp. 593.  Later published by Grosset and Dunlap.
NOTE:  General introduction by Edward Wagenknecht (pp. xi–xxiii) and short introductions to each of the ten sections.  Also two stories: “The Ghost in the Chamber,” by Edward Wagenknecht (pp. 339–347) and “Unto Salvation,” by Edward Wagenknecht writing as Julian Forrest (pp. 192–200).

The Story of Jesus in the World’s Literature.  New York, Creative Age Press, 1946.  Pp. 479.
NOTE: Includes an introduction (three unnumbered pages) and a story entitled “The Child Who Saw Jesus” (pp. 199–203) by Edward Wagenknecht.

When I Was a Child: An Anthology.  With an Introduction by Walter de la Mare.  New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1946.  Pp. 477.
NOTE: Foreword (pp. xxvii–xxix) and an introductory note to each of the forty-one selections by Edward Wagenknecht.

The Fireside Book of Romance.  Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948.  Pp. 589.
NOTE: General introduction (pp. 7–15) and short introductions to each of the eight sections by Edward Wagenknecht.

A Fireside Book of Yuletide Tales.  Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948.  Pp. 553.  Later published by Grosset and Dunlap.
NOTE: Introduction (pp. xi–xix) by Edward Wagenknecht.

Joan of Arc: An Anthology of History and Literature.  New York, Creative Age Press, 1948.  Pp. 421.
NOTE: General introduction (pp. 1–39) and individual introductions to each of the six sections by Edward Wagenknecht.

Murder by Gaslight: Victorian Tales.  New York, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1949.  Pp. 437.
NOTE: Introduction (pp. 3–13) by Edward Wagenknecht.
NOTE: Contains the novel Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and short pieces by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade and Amelia B. Edwards.

The Collected Tales of Walter de la Mare.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.  Pp. 467.
NOTE: Introduction (pp. vii–xxi) and “A Partial Check-List” (pp. 465–467) by Edward Wagenknecht.
NOTE: Contains twenty-four tales chosen by Edward Wagenknecht with Walter de la Mare’s approval.

An Introduction to Dickens.  Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1952.  Pp. 880.
NOTE: Preface (pp. v–vii) and introductions and annotations to all selections by Edward Wagenknecht.
NOTE: The contents of this anthology is as follows:  Chronology;  Sketches by Boz (“Scenes: The Streets–Morning,”  “Scenes: The Streets–Night,”  “Mr. Minns and His Cousin”);  The Pickwick Papers (“Preface to the ‘Charles Dickens Edition’ of 1868,”  “Bardell vs. Pickwick,”  “Christmas at Dingley Dell.”);  Nicholas Nickleby (“Dotheboys Hall”);  Martin Chuzzlewit (“Mrs. Gamp”);  The Chimes (Complete);  David Copperfield (“Early Experiences”);  A Child’s Dream of a Star (Complete);  Old Lamps for New Ones (Complete);  Bleak House (“The Story of Lady Dedlock”);  Little Dorrit (“Arthur Clennam Returns Home,”  “The Child of the Marshalsea,”  “The Circumlocution Office”);  Great Expectations (Complete);  In Memoriam: W. M. Thackeray (Complete);  George Silverman’s Explanation (Complete).

Chaucer: Modern Essays in Criticism.  “A Galaxy Book.”  New York, Oxford University Press, 1959.  Pp. 413.
NOTE: Introduction (pp. v–vii) by Edward Wagenknecht.

Stories of Christ and Christmas.  New York, David McKay Company, Inc., 1963.  pp. 336.
NOTE: Introduction (pp. xi–xii) by Edward Wagenknecht.  Also a story entitled “The Soldier Who Saved the Child” by Edward Wagenknecht writing as Julian Forrest.

Marilyn Monroe: A Composite View.  Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company, 1969.  Pp. 200.

The Notorious Jumping Frog and Other Stories.  Limited Editions Club, 1970.  Pp. 301.  Selected and introduced by Edward Wagenknecht.  Illustrated and signed by Joseph Low.

Walter de la Mare: Eight Tales.  Sauk City, WI, Arkham House, 1971.  Pp. 108.  Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht.  Contains these eight stories written under the pseudonym “Walter Ramal” and which had not appeared previously in a book:  “Kismet”; “The Hangman Luck”; “A Mote”; “The Village of Old Age”; “The Moon’s Miracle”; “The Giant”; “De Mortuis” and “A:B:O”.

The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce.  Owings Mills, MD, Stemmer House, 1977.  Pp. 343.
ISBN-10: 0916144194   ISBN-13: 9780916144197

Washington Irving’s Tales of the Supernatural.  Owings Mills, MD, Stemmer House, 1983.  Pp. 307.
ISBN-10: 091614464X (hardcover)   ISBN-13: 9780916144647 (hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0916144658 (paperback)

 

Other Books Edited by Edward Wagenknecht

Mrs. Longfellow: Selected Letters and Journals of Fanny Appleton Longfellow (1817-1861).  Edited by Edward Wagenknecht.  New York and Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1956.  London, Peter Owen, Limited, 1959.  Pp. 255.

The Letters of James Branch Cabell.  Edited by Edward Wagenknecht.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1975.  Pp. 277.

The Supernaturalism of New England by John Greenleaf Whittier. (Originally published in 1847.)  Edited and with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1969.  Pp. 133.

 

Books Containing an Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht

The Chimes by Charles Dickens.  (Originally published in 1844.)  New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1931.

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.  (Originally published in 1883.)  New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1944.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  (Originally published in 1859.)  New York, The Modern Library, 1950; revised 1967.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.  (Originally published 1860–1861.)  New York, Pocket Books, 1956.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  (Originally published in 1900 as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.)  Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co., 1956.

The Art, Humor, and Humanity of Mark Twain.  Edited by Minnie M. Brashear and Robert M. Rodney.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.  (Originally published in 1869.)  New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1962.  Also published by The Heritage Press.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.  Originally published 1860–1861.)  “Guideline Book.”  New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1963.

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.  (Originally published in 1881.)  New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1964.  Also Published by The Heritage Press.

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  (Originally published in 1851.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe.  (Originally published in 1721.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  (Originally published in 1813.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.  (Originally published in 1719.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  (Originally published in 1850.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana.  (Originally published in 1840.)  “A Perennial Classic.”  New York, Harper & Row, 1965.

A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain.  (Originally published in 1880.)  New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1966.  Also published by The Heritage Press.

Dickens the Novelist by Sylvere Monod.  Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

 

Books Containing a Foreword by Edward Wagenknecht

Aspects of American Film History Prior to 1920 by Anthony Slide. Metuchen, NJ & London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1978.  Pp. 161.
ISBN-10: 0810811308

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: Dickens’s Story on Screen and Television by Fred Guida.  Jefferson, NC and London, McFarland & Company, Inc., 2000.  Pp. . 264.
ISBN-10: 0786407387
Paperback reprint in 2006.
ISBN-10: 0786428406   ISBN-13: 9780786428403

 

 

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