Saturday, March 24, 2007

New Goodies from the Bibliothecary

Over at The Bibliothecary, Ed's got some great biblio-projects simmering: on Thursday he announced the release of his Philadelphia City Paper cover story article "Monks, Devils, and Quakers: The Lurid Life and Times of George Lippard, Philadelphia's Original Best-Selling Author."

And beginning today, Ed's starting a serialized version of Lippard's best-known novel, The Quaker City; or, the Monks of Monk Hall. Chapter 1 is now available, and he'll post a new chapter each Saturday for about a year. He's also begun a blog specifically about the serial.

Lippard's a special fascination of Ed's, and for good reason - he's an addictively fascinating character. I'm looking forward to enjoying his work over the next year, and I hope you'll follow along too.