Series: Radcliffe Biography Series

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Margaret Fuller: From Transcendentalism to Revolution by Paula Blanchard1978
Women of Crisis: Lives of Struggle and Hope by Robert Coles1978
Helen And Teacher: The Story Of Helen Keller And Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash1980
Women of Crisis II: Lives of Work and Dreams by Robert Coles1980
Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent by Georgie Anne Geyer1983
Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion by Robert Coles1987
Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography by Vicki Goldberg1987
Mary Cassatt by Nancy Hale1987
Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage by Robert Coles1987
The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her World by John Malcolm Brinnin1987
The Alchemy of Survival: One Woman's Journey by John E. Mack1988
Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot1988
Charlotte Mew and Her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald1988
Emily Dickinson by Cynthia Griffin Wolff1988
A Mind of Her Own: The Life of Karen Horney by Susan Quinn1988
Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir by Sissela Bok1991
Anna Freud: The Dream of Psychoanalysis by Robert Coles1992
Sarah Orne Jewett: Her World and Her Work by Paula Blanchard1994
Mary Baker Eddy by Gillian Gill1998

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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