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Nina Baym was born Nina Zippin in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14, 1936. She received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from Radcliffe College, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She joined the faculty of the University of Illinois-Champaign in 1963 and taught show more English there until her retirement in 2004. She wrote several books including Shape of Hawthorne's Career; The Scarlet Letter: A Reading; Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820-1870; Women Writers of the American West, 1832-1927; and Feminism and American Literary History. She also served as general editor of several editions of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. She died from complications of dementia on June 15, 2018 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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The Scarlet Letter (1850) — Introduction, some editions — 36,703 copies
The Lamplighter (1854) — Editor, some editions — 446 copies
The Awakening and Selected Stories (1899) — Editor — 385 copies
The Hidden Hand or, Capitola the Madcap (1859) — Introduction, some editions — 365 copies
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contributor — 223 copies
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1978) — Contributor — 172 copies
Wau-Bun: The "Early Day" in the Northwest (1856) — Editor, some editions — 66 copies
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2010) — Contributor — 56 copies
Delia's doctors, or, A glance behind the scenes (1852) — Editor, some editions — 18 copies
The Gleaner: A Miscellaneous Production (1993) — Introduction, some editions — 6 copies

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An interesting, seminal book about, plus lots of summaries of, women's fiction from the mid-nineteenth century. I'm looking forward to reading a little more deeply in this area.
 
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NinieB | Mar 6, 2019 |
When I was studying English for undergrad, I had to purchase an excessive number of copies of literature textbooks and anthologies. This was one of them, which will most likely never be used again, but considering it cost me as much as it did, it'll stick around for a bit longer.
 
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justagirlwithabook | 1 other review | Aug 1, 2018 |
When I was studying English for undergrad, I had to purchase an excessive number of copies of literature textbooks and anthologies. This was one of them, which will most likely never be used again, but considering it cost me as much as it did, it'll stick around for a bit longer.
 
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justagirlwithabook | 1 other review | Aug 1, 2018 |
When I was studying English for undergrad, I had to purchase an excessive number of copies of literature textbooks and anthologies. This was one of them, which will most likely never be used again, but considering it cost me as much as it did, it'll stick around for a bit longer.
 
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justagirlwithabook | 1 other review | Aug 1, 2018 |

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