Modern Library "Woodcuts" List

Entering the Series Between 1982 and 1986

The Modern Library Woodcuts have the following characteristics:

There's also an apparent Book Club edition of Eliot's Middlemarch with its own characteristics.  This edition states "BOMC offers recordings and compact discs, cassettes and records.  For information and catalog write to BOMR, Camp Hill, PA 17012." on the copyright page.  Other differences are: No price on front jacket flap; no ISBN on jacket back, instead "Printed in the U.S.A." is in that location; no list of titles inside the jacket; blank end papers; and no copyright date.  The back of the jacket retains the statement "For a complete list of Modern Library titles currently available, see inside jacket."

Regular Woodcuts

 

 

Author

Title

 

  Bowen, Elizabeth The Death of the Heart  
  Byron, Lord Don Juan  
  Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop  
  Cellini, Benvenuto Autobiography  
  Chopin, Kate The Awakening & Selected Stories  
  Conrad, Joseph Nostromo  
  Defoe, Daniel Moll Flanders  
  Dineson, Isak Out of Africa  
  Doctorow, E. L. The Book of Daniel  
  Faulkner, William The Wild Palms  
  France, Anatole Penguin Island  
  Gide, Andre The Immoralist  
  Goethe, J. W. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Novella  
  Graves, Robert Claudius the God  
  I, Claudius  
  James, Henry The Portrait of a Lady  
  Kosinski, Jerzy Painted Bird  
  Steps  
  Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover  
  Sons and Lovers  
  Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer  
  Plato Republic  
  Roth, Philip Portnoy's Complaint  
  Shelley, Mary Frankenstein  
  Stendahl The Red and The Black  
  Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tomís Cabin  
  Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels  
  Vidal, Gore Julian  
  Voltaire Candide  
  Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray  

Giant Woodcuts

 

 

Author

Title

 

  Balzac, Honore de Lost Illusions  
  Borges, Jorge Luis Labyrinths  
  Dickens, Charles Bleak House  
  Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Idiot  
  Eliot, George Middlemarch  
  Fielding, Henry Tom Jones  
  Gissing, George New Grub Street  
  Hugo, Victor Les Miserables  
  Malraux, André Man's Hope  
*
Melville, Herman Moby Dick  
  Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Cancer Ward  
  Trollope, Anthony The Way We Live Now  
Twain, Mark Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  
  Yourcenar, Marguerite Memoirs of Hadrian  
   

* G8 (not G9) with blank endpapers, no list of titles on the inverse of the DJ and a special DJ rear cover (same as the front cover). Also, the image isn't really a woodcut.

† Image actually not a woodcut.  Binding is wider than standard G9 and has blank endpapers.  A pictorial image is displayed on both front and back of the dust jacket.

Special thanks to Benjamin Clark, Darrell Johnson, Barry Miller, John Peterson, and Trevor White for providing woodcut images, and to Bill Hornick for providing much content information.

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