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Golden Legends: Images of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson to Bob Marley

About the Author

Bliss Carnochan

Bliss Carnochan is the Richard W. Lyman Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, and was director of the Stanford Humanities Center from 1985 to 1991. Carnochan's research and writing has focused on 18th-century literature in its cultural and historical settings. Other research interests: prison literature; Victorian culture; American higher education.


Here is a wonderful review of Carnochan's latest book, Scotland the Brave: A Scottish-American Mosaic:

Stanford General Books

Bliss Carnochan has published Golden Legends: Images of Abyssinia, Samuel Johnson to Bob Marley in a private, paperback edition of thirty copies.  It is intended as a proof copy preliminary to further publication, with additional material still to be included.  Instead of the usual long wait between submitting a manuscript and seeing it in print, it took a month and two days from the moment Carnochan consulted the designer until he had copies in hand from the printer.