Ronald Paulson is Emeritus Professor of English, The Johns Hopkins University, and author of more than twenty previous books, including Hogarth: His Life, Art, and Times, published by Yale University Press.
“There is, to my knowledge, nothing to compare with this book’s
ambitious scope. It’s a long journey, pleasantly conducted.”
—Valentine Cunningham, Corpus Christi College in Oxford
"Professor Paulson's book is timely. No theme is more urgent or opportune. There are other studies of evil, but Paulson's is the most literary and the most wide-ranging."—Denis Donoghue, author of The American Classics and Speaking of Beauty
"This informative journey through centuries of literature, mostly British and American fiction, is the harvest of a distinguished career and brings together themes from the author's many previous publications. . . . [An] erudite and impressive study."—Robert F. Brown, The Review of Metaphysics
*The Review of Metaphysics*