The Library of Southern Literature was prepared by leading Southern scholars of the time, including editors Edwin Anderson Alderman (1861-1931) and Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908). This large encyclopedia of 16 volumes, published between 1906 and 1913, contains vast information about and introduction to Southern writers. Writers of all types are included and each is given a short biography and a sample from his or her works. This is an encyclopedia of much almost forgotten Southern culture.
Availability of this Book Set
These volumes are being dumped from libraries and you might find an affordable bound set (this reviewer sees a set advertised for $450), but getting a digital version makes much more sense. We suggest the following site:
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