Spring 2019 catalog cover

The Penn Press list for spring 2019 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Dreiser-Mencken Letters, Volume 1
The Correspondence of Theodore Dreiser and H. L. Mencken, 1907-1945

Theodore Dreiser and H.L. Mencken. Edited by Thomas P. Riggio

416 pages | 6 x 9
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512805987 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

"What could make for livelier reading than the correspondence between a pornographer and the devil? That's the way these letters would have been viewed if published at the time they were written. . . . The sap and spirit of this pair keep this scholarly edition bristling."—Washington Post

"Compendious. . . . Although there have been some notable comradeships in the national letters—Hawthorne and Melville, Mark Twain and Howells, for example—none have been more publicly influential than this one."—The Nation

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