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Projects of the Simms Initiatives,
University of South Carolina Libraries

In partnership with the University of South Carolina Press, the Simms Initiatives at the University of South Carolina Libraries reissue authoritative editions of out of print works by William Gilmore Simms, antebellum South Carolina's preeminent man of letters. Full content from these volumes will also be available online via www.sc.edu/library. As part of the inaugural effort, the six volumes of The Letters of William Gilmore Simms—first published by USC Press between 1952 and 1982—are also being reissued in their first paperback editions. Each volume also includes a new scholarly introduction.

Beauchampe
William Gilmore Simms
Part 2 of the author's epic depiction of the Kentucky Tragedy
(2014)
5 x 8, 402 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-061-0
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1856


Castle Dismal or The Bachelor's Christmas
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by John M. McCardell, Jr. and Brian K. Fennessy
(2013)
6 x 9, 224 pages,
ISBN 978-1-61117-261-4
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Burgess, Stringer & Co. Edition, 1844


Charlemont
William Gilmore Simms
Part 1 of the author's epic depiction of the so-called Kentucky Tragedy, the sensational 1820's murder trial for a revenge slaying by a cuckolded man
(2014)
5 x 8, 447 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-060-3
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1856


Confession; or The Blind Heart
William Gilmore Simms
A pioneering Southern gothic novel of a paranoiac mind that examines the diseased development of jealousy and its consequences
(2012)
5 x 8, 398 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-026-9
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1856


Eutaw
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by G. Michael Richards

A novel chronicling America's struggle for freedom and independence set against the Battle of Eutaw Springs, the last major engagement of the Revolution in the Carolinas
(2012)
5 x 8, 582 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-058-0
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1856


The Forayers
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by Beverly Scafidel

An American prose epic depicting the late days of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina
(2012)
5 x 8, 560 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-057-3
paperback, $29.95t
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1855


The Geography of South Carolina
Being a Companion to the History of that State
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by Sean R. Busick
(2014)
6 x 9, 252 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-478-6
paperback, $24.95s


The History of South Carolina
From Its First European Discovery to Its Erection into a Republic
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by Sean R. Busick
(2014)
6 x 9, 482 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-479-3
paperback, $39.95s


Joscelyn
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by Stephen Meats

(2014) February
6 x 9, 376 pages, 3 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-406-9
paperback, $34.95s


Katharine Walton
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

An interesting delineation of the details of urban life during the Revolutionary War set primarily in the social world of Charleston
(2012)
5 x 8, 474 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-063-4
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1854


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume I, 1830–1844
Collected and Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves
Introduction by Donald Davidson
Biographical Sketch by Alexander S. Salley

(2012)
6 x 9, 594 pages, 9 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-027-6
paperback, $34.95s


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume II, 1845–1849
Collected and Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves
Introduction by Donald Davidson
Biographical Sketch by Alexander S. Salley

(2012)
6 x 9, 639 pages, 9 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-028-3
paperback, $34.95s


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume III, 1850–1857
Collected and Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves
Introduction by Donald Davidson
Biographical Sketch by Alexander S. Salley

(2012)
6 x 9, 589 pages, 9 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-029-0
paperback, $34.95s


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume IV, 1858–1866
Collected and Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves

Introduction by Donald Davidson
Biographical Sketch by Alexander S. Salley

(2012)
6 x 9, 668 pages, 9 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-030-6
paperback, $34.95s


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume V, 1867–1870
Collected and Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves

Introduction by Donald Davidson
Biographical Sketch by Alexander S. Salley

(2012)
6 x 9, 608 pages, 9 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-031-3
paperback, $34.95s


The Letters of William Gilmore Simms
Volume VI, Supplement, 1834–1870
Expanded Edition with Additional Text by Alexander Moore
Edited by Mary C. Simms Oliphant and T. C. Eaves
(2012)
6 x 9, 360 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-032-0
paperback, $34.95s


The Life of the Chevalier Bayard
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by Jeffery J. Rogers
(2013)
5 ¼ x 8, 452 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-370-3
paperback, $34.95s


Mellichampe
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and Explanatory Notes by Leland Cox
One of the author's early Revolutionary War romances, this "Legend of the Santee" dramatizes the guerilla warfare tactics and swampland raids of Francis Marion
(2013)
5 x 8, 431 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-062-7
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1854


The Partisan
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by Dianne Luce Anderson

(2014) March
6 x 9, 626 pages, 3 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-407-6
paperback, $49.95s


Poems
Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary, and Contemplative
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by Matthew C. Brennan
The author's most important volume of poetry, a collected edition of his past masterpieces
(2013)
5 ¼ x 8, 708 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-055-9
paperback, $34.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1853


Richard Hurdis
William Gilmore Simms
A Border Romance set on the rugged Alabama frontier, foreshadowing the realism and naturalism of later American literature
(2014) June
5 x 8, 403 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-059-7
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1855


Simms's Poems
Areytos or Songs and Ballads of the South with Other Poems
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by Jason W. Johnson
(2013)
6 x 9, 466 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-262-1
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1860


The Scout; or, The Black Riders of Congaree
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction and Biographical Overview by David Moltke-Hansen and
Explanatory Notes by Edwin T. Arnold

One of the author's most popular Revolutionary romances, dramatizing the Whig and Tory conflict in 1780s South Carolina.
(2012)
5 x 8, 472 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-022-1
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1854


Southward Ho!
A Spell of Sunshine
William Gilmore Simms
Observations on the people, politics, and geography of various Southern and Eastern states, as told by storytellers on a voyage from New York to Charleston
(2012)
5 x 8, 472 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-021-4
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1854


Vasconselos
A Romance of the New World
Frank Cooper [William Gilmore Simms]
Critical Introduction by Kevin Collins
A novel of war and intense passion told against the historical backdrop of Hernando DeSoto's expedition for the conquest of Florida
(2012)
5 x 8, 531 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-020-7
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1853


Views and Reviews in American Literature, History and Fiction
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by David Moltke-Hansen
A significant collection of literary and historical essays demonstrating Simms's importance as a literary theorist and critic
(2013)
5 ¼ x 8, 422 pages
ISBN 978-1-61117-056-6
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Wiley and Putnam edition, 1845


The Wigwam and the Cabin
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by David Moltke-Hansen
The author's most significant collection of short fiction, taking as its subject matter the Southwestern frontier with all of its humor, violence, injustice, and beauty
(2012)
5 x 8, 518 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-064-1
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1859


Woodcraft, or Hawks about the Dovecoat
A Story about the South at the Close of the Revolution
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by James Everett Kibler
Peopled with historical and fictional characters, a response to Uncle Tom's Cabin set at the close of the Revolutionary War in Lowcountry South Carolina
(2012)
5 x 8, 518 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-023-8
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1854


The Yemassee
A Romance of Carolina
William Gilmore Simms
Critical Introduction by David Moltke-Hansen
A tale of the frontier psychology of colonial South Carolina, set amid wars between early white settlers and Native American tribes
(2012)
5 x 8, 454 pages, 2 illus.
ISBN 978-1-61117-024-5
paperback, $29.95s
Reproduced from the Redfield Edition, 1853

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 
 
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