Barry Menikoff

Works

Narrating Scotland
"A tour de force of first-rate scholarship, closely focused on Kidnapped and Catriona, yet bringing in a dazzlingly wide range of relatively obscure historical texts and sources with which Stevenson was familiar and of which he made unique, coded, intricate use in the composition of these books" (Alan Riach, Modern Language Review).

Robert Louis Stevenson and 'The Beach of Falesá': A Study in Victorian Publishing
"Blending a first-rate analysis of author-publisher relationships with textual retrieval of an excellent short novel works uncommonly well. It gives [the] detection of an offense against artfulness the pleasing complexity of a modern narrative construct" (Jerome Meckier, Nineteenth Century Fiction).

Kidnapped; or the Lad with the Silver Button
"Menikoff's well-written and cogently argued introduction to this new edition ... carefully researched and meticulously prepared ... offers readers the ultimate standard text that a novel with the reputation of Kidnapped deserves" (T. Loe, Choice).

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Narrating Scotland
"A riveting study that illuminates Stevenson's profound knowledge of Scottish history and law"
(Ann Colley).
Robert Louis Stevenson and 'The Beach of Falesá': A Study in Victorian Publishing
"Restores to its original brilliance Stevenson's realistic short story" (Richard Boyle, Victorian Studies).
Fiction/Nonfiction
Kidnapped; or the Lad with the Silver Button
"Menikoff's edition of Kidnapped from the autograph manuscript is only less revolutionary in its impact than his edition of The Beach of Falesá"
(Alastair Fowler, TLS).

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