Literary Criticism Proper?

… a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford World Classics

So the new critical edition series from Ignatius Press defines itself. I for one am excited for the release of the first 3 books in this series – one released already (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein), the other two due out very soon (Wuthering Heights and King Lear). I hope this is a series that can stand up to the critical editions of a scholarly nature that are widely accepted today. Perhaps, labeling yourself as “traditional” won’t help, but hopefully the scholarship will stand on it’s own. I have no doubt Joseph Pearce, the general editor of the series, is up to the task. The only question is does he deliver?

I, for one, will be ordering King Lear as soon as it’s available. But I’m addicted to books… so don’t mind me :)


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