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Fred Kaplan
Position: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hunter College. English
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: (207) 633-2823
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Nottingham University, U.K
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature and culture; biography; the synthesis of lives and works, with emphasis on politics, history, aesthetics, gender, and social context; Dickens, Carlyle, Lincoln, Twain, James, Vidal.

Selected Publications:

  • The Singular Mark Twain, A Biography. Doubleday. N.Y. 2003.

  • Gore Vidal, A Biography. Doubleday. N.Y. 1999.

  • Henry James, The Imagination of Genius, A Biography, William Morrow, New York, 1992; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1992; Quill paperback, NY, 1994; Sceptre paperback, London, 1994.

  • Dickens, A Biography. William Morrow, New York, 1988; Avon paperback, New York, 1990; Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988; Sceptre paperback, London, 1989; Fayard, Paris, 1991.

  • Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1987.

  • Thomas Carlyle, A Biography. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1983; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984. Nominated for the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award and a jury nominee for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in biography. University of California paperback, 1993.

  • Dickens and Mesmerism: The Hidden Springs of Fiction. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1975.