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Women’s Impact on Popular Literary Genres

Special Collections’ latest small case exhibit focuses on women writers’ influence in literature, from the middle ages to the present. Curated by undergraduate intern Sayle Owen, the exhibit features rare and modern editions by women authors who indelibly shaped such literary genres as science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. The exhibit is on display in the …

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A new exhibit: Orson Scott Card Illustrated

Orson Scott Card is one of the most successful Latter-day Saint authors of our time. The Harold B. Lee Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections houses his literary papers, and collects his published work comprehensively. A new small exhibit from the collections, Orson Scott Card Illustrated, coincides with the 2019 annual Life, the Universe and Everything …

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H.G. Wells

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of novelist Herbert George Wells. Best known for his science fiction, Wells’ first career was as a science teacher. His first forays at publishing were educational articles and even a science textbook (pictured at the left)! Special Collections’ Victorian and Edwardian Collection is home to numerous first …

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Moby Dick Remixed

Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick is a masterpiece of American literature which has significantly influenced many modern authors. Sometimes those authors use the novel as inspiration in surprising ways! Here are a few recent additions to Special Collections’ Herman Melville collection. Click on the cover images for full title and author information. Moby-Dick, the children’s board …

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Victorian and Early Science Fiction

Early science fiction novels make up an important part of the literary collections in L. Tom Perry Special Collections.  The Victorian and Rare Book Collections contain first and early editions of science fiction classics like Edwin Abbott’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars Books, and the works of H.G. Wells — …

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