Thursday, November 6, 2014

Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case (1878)

First edition, 1878
This Friday I'm co-hosting (along with my colleague Hilary Emmett) the second reading group of the British Association of Nineteenth Century Americanists. The text that we've chosen for the event is Anna Katharine Green's The Leavenworth Case (1878), so I've been spending plenty of time recently thinking about this book and Green's life and career more generally. I'm looking forward to hearing what other people thought about it and her (a little trepidatiously, almost!), and I don't want to jump the gun on what evolves in that discussion, but here are a few thoughts in advance of Friday (no spoilers, if you're still reading).