Monthly Archives: April 2012

First Edition The Castle of Otranto

First published in December 1764, Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto is considered the first Gothic novel. Walpole initially published the novel anonymously, prefacing the text with a fabricated claim that it was a translation of a manuscript dated 1529, … Continue reading

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Author K.D. Wentworth

Tulsa area science fiction and fantasy author and educator K. D. Wentworth passed away last night (18 April 2012) from complications stemming from a long illness and pneumonia. She was 61. During her career, the multiple Nebula Award nominee wrote … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman and the History of Special Collections

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Walt Whitman Poetry Reading to be held next Thursday, April 19

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Recent Acquisitions

Come check out our newest purchases and gifts! Ellis, Edward Sylvester. Nathan Todd: or, the Fate of the Sioux’ Captive. New York; London: Beadle and Company, 1860. (PS1589.E3 N38 1860 Undrsz) – The sequel to a previously purchased dime novel, … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and The Strand Magazine

Newnes also solicited Sidney Paget to contribute illustrations to accompany Doyle’s writing. Newnes insisted that the illustrations be central to the story. For each Holmes short story, Newnes required an illustration on every spread, if not on every page. Paget … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows welcome Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is the author of six books, including his book on the dust bowl, The Worst Hard Time. It won the National Book Award for nonfiction, considered one of the nation’s highest literary honors. He also shares a Pulitzer … Continue reading

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Cats of Copenhagen acquisition

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