Strindberg's Married

Tue Dec 16 20:18:17 EST 2003

The ML edition of Married was reprinted from Married: Twenty 
Stories of Married Life, published in the U.S. by John W. 
Luce & Co. in 1913.  The Luce edition was not printed in the 
U.S. but used sheets of the English edition published by 
Frank Palmer. Under the U.S. copyright law of 1891, books 
that weren't manufactured in the U.S. were in the public 
domain; since Luce used British sheets the work did not 
qualify for U.S. copyright and the ML was free to reprint it 
without permission or payment of royalties.  The ML omitted 
one item from the Luce edition: the one-act 
play "Creditors", which was something of an anomaly in a 
collection of stories.

Married was typeset for the ML and printed from ML plates.  
The ML edition neglected to identify the translator, Ellie 


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:20:0 -0700
>From: "Ron Thoman" <rgthoman at>  
>Subject: RE: Fwd: Re: Who was Thomas Seltzer  
>To: "modLib List" <modlib at>
>John and Jay, many thanks for information on Seltzer.  When 
>around by Google, I came across a Thomas Seltzer who 
apparently translated
>some things from some Scandinavian language, so I thought 
maybe he was the
>Now that we know who Seltzer was relative to the 
2.1 "Introduction", does
>anyone have any idea who the translator was of this edition 
of Strindberg's
>Scot, I wonder if this tidbit about Thomas Seltzer should 
be added to an
>info blurb for 2.1.
>Ron Thoman
>rgthoman at
>> [Original Message]
>> From: j b krygier <jbkrygie at>
>> To: modLib List <modlib at>
> > Date: 12/16/03 12:08:10 PM
>> Subject: Fwd: Re: Who was Thomas Seltzer
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 12:19:35 -0600
>> To: modlib at
>> From: Jay Satterfield <jsatterf at>
>> Subject: Re: Who was Thomas Seltzer
>> Seltzer was Albert Boni's uncle and an editor and vice-
president at Boni &
>> Liveright.  He has been called "the editor" of the Modern 
Library, but
>> is pretty questionable.  He left Boni & Liveright shortly 
after Liveright
>> bought out Boni and formed his own publishing 
company "Thomas Seltzer,
>> Jay Satterfield
>> At 05:12 PM 12/15/2003, you wrote:
>>  >Strindberg's "Married" (2.1) has an introduction by 
Thomas Seltzer.  Was
>>  >he the translator?  Can anyone tell us who this was and 
something more
>>  >about him.  Wasn't there a New York publisher by this 
name in the first
>>  >half of the 20th century?  Any connection?
>>  >
>>  >Ron Thoman
>>  ><mailto:rgthoman at>rgthoman at
>>  >
>>  >
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
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