Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley (Author)
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Description

For nearly thirty-five years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. This new edition has been extensively revised in light of Wheatley scholarship since its publication. It has been expanded to include all of the fifty-six poems and twenty-two letters now known to be by Wheatley, the significant variants of the poems, and the four Proposals for publication of her works, all of them annotated.

This edition contains the recently discovered poem Ocean, new information about Wheatley's library (including a southern connection), a more accurate reading of a letter central to understanding the response to her 1772 Proposals, new variants of two poems, and a new reading of her George Washington poem. By going back to the original manuscripts (and to first printings when the manuscripts are not extant), Mason has provided the fullest and most accurate edition of Wheatley's poems and letters yet produced. The new index and bibliography assure the volume's usefulness for the scholar, the student, and the general reader.

Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
December 01, 1988
Pages
254
Dimensions
5.94 X 0.71 X 9.01 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807842454
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About the Author

Julian D. Mason Jr. is emeritus professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte