Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus, Alvernia University, Reading, PA. He is the author or editor of twenty scholarly books, including ones on Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold in Camden House’s Literary Criticism in Perspective series. His editorial work includes volumes on Jane Austen, John Updike, and ecocritical studies of Victorian literature. He has written numerous reference articles, reviews, and review essays for various publishing houses, and served as academic editor for two editions of Masterplots, a fourteen-volume collection of essays on 1800 of the world’s most important long literary works. He has been associated with Nineteenth-Century Prose in various editorial roles since 1980.