|About the Book|
Commonly known as Leo Lemay, J. A. Leo Lemay was du Pont Winterthur Professor of English at the University of Delaware. He was best known as one of the nations leading scholars on Benjamin Franklin, though he wrote on many topics, including Edgar Allan Poe, Ebenezer Cooke, and Joel Barlow. Among his honors were a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, a Huntington Library fellowship, grants from the American Philosophical Society and Colonial Williamsburg and being named a Distinguished Scholar of Early American Literature by the Early American Literature Group of the Modern Language Association.