The Mary MacLane Project

The definitive website on the life and work of the pioneering feminist writer, film-maker, and media personality Mary MacLane (1881-1929)

Books by Mary MacLane in Print

I Await the Devil's Coming AKA The Story of Mary MacLane (1902) - included in Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader and Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler
In English: Petrarca Press (unexpurgated text, with intro and notes) ● Melville House (publ. text with intro by Jessa Crispin) ● publ. text at Google BooksRiverbend Publishing (publ. text with intro by Julia WatsonCharles H. Kerr (publ. text with additional material by Harriet Monroe and Clarence Darrow, intro by Penelope Rosemont).
In French: publ. text at Editions du sous sol (trans. Hélène Frappat)
In Spanish: publ. text at Seix Barral (trans. with intro. by Luna Miguel)
In Danish: publ. text Fortlaget Basilisk (trans. by Harald Voetmann)
Audio (English): publ. text at Librivox ● Librivox recording on YouTube

My Friend Annabel Lee (1903) - publ. text included in Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader and Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler
In English: Petrarca Press (unexpurgated text, with intro and notes - in preparation) ● HardPress Publishing (publ. text) ● Google Books
Audio (English): publ. text at Librivox (in process) ● Librivox recording on YouTube (in process)

I, Mary MacLane (1917) - publ. text included in Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader.
In English:
Petrarca PressMelville House (publ. text)
Audio (English): Librivox ● Librivox recording on YouTube

Books in Preparation

- A Quite Unusual Intensity of Life: The Lives, Worlds, and Works of Mary MacLane - Michael R. Brown's biography of MacLane
- Mary in the Press: Miss MacLane and Her Fame - 1000+-page collection of reactions to MacLane from 1902 to the present
- Mary MacLane: Her Articles and Interviews
- Mary MacLane: The Complete Letters
- Petrarca Press edition of My Friend Annabel Lee, unexpurgated and annotated
- Norwegian translation of I Await the Devil's Coming by Silje Aanes Fagerlund and Siri Katinka Valdez - details here
- Italian translation of I Await the Devil's Coming by Daniele Zinni

Recent Books by Others

- 2017: Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture; author: Faxneld, Per. A groundbreaking examination of the role of Satan in the emancipation of women; significant section devoted to MacLane.
- 2015: Mocking Mary: The Humorists Vs. Miss MacLane; ed: Brown, Michael R.; collection of three book-length parodies of MacLane's first book: The Story of Lizzie McGuire, The Story of Willie Complain, and The Devil's Letters to Mary MacLane (in which a female author assumes the Satanic guise to parody, criticize, and flirt with MacLane), with a selection of the humorous press jabs at the Montana writer throughout her career
- 2013: Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives, 1839-1987; author: Halverson, Cathryn. A study arguing that female American Western autobiographies make distinctive use of unconventional domesticities.
- 2011: Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier; author: Morgan, Lael. MacLane occupies a significant place in the book for her transgressive personae/behaviors.
- 2006: Before They Could Vote: American Women's Autobiographical Writing, 1819-–1919; editors: Smith, Sidonie A. & Watson, Julia.
- 2004: Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1900-1936; author: Halverson, Cathryn. A major study with MacLane and Opal Whiteley and Juanita Harrison as central, and contrasted, figures illuminating female autobiographical strategies making use of the Western frontier.
- 1999: Surrealist Experiences: 1001 Dawns, 221 Midnights; author: Rosemont, Penelope. Excerpts MacLane as proto-Surrealist.

Selection of Earlier Books (alphab. by author)

Atherton, Gertrude. Perch of the Devil. Frederick Stokes, New York,1914, pp 37, 173.
- - - - . Adventures of a Novelist, Liveright, New York, 1932, pp 490-492. (Linked ver. Jonathan Cape, London, 1932.)
Burlingame, Merrill K. and Toole, K. R. A History of Montana. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1957, vol. II, p 286.
Brooks, Van Wyck. The Confident Years. Dutton, New York, 1952, pp 319-320, 469.
Brownlow, Kevin. Behind the Mask of Innocence: Sex, Violence and Crime - Films of Social<%0> Conscience in the Silent Era. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1990, pp 30-33, 514-515.
Canfield, Mary Cass. Grotesques - and other reflections. Harper & Bros., New York, 1927, pp 48-60. (Essay on I, Mary MacLane. Originally appeared as "Mary MacLane and the Apparent Agonies of Introspective Pathology," under the by-line "Peter Savage," in Vanity Fair, June 1917.)
Davenport, Warren. Butte and Montana Beneath the X-Ray - being a collection of editorials from the files of the Butte X-Ray during the years 1907-1908. X-Ray Publishing Co., Butte, 1908.
Derleth, August. Still, Small Voice. Appleton-Century, New York, 1940, pp 58-59. (Biography of MacLane's New York World interviewer, Zona Gale.)
Doran, George H. Chronicles of Barrabas (1884-1934) (text here), Harcourt-Brace, New York, 1934, p 30.
Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women From the Renaissance to the Present. William Morrow, New York, 1981, pp 299-300.
- - - - . Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in America. Columbia University Press, New York, 1991, p 113.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence and Nancy Peters. Literary San Francisco. City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1980, p 92.
Foster, Jeannette Howard. Sex Variant Women in Literature. Vantage, New York, 1956. (Reprinted by Diana Press, Baltimore, 1975.)
Garland, Hamlin. Companions on the Trail. MacMillan, New York, 1931, p 147.
Goddard, Alan. Oldtimer's Handbook Illustrated. Bumont Press, Butte, 1976, p 43.
Hall, Dr G. Stanley. Adolescence - its psychology, and its relations to physiology, anthropology, sociology, sex, crime, religion, and education. Appleton, New York, 1904, vol. 1, p 559-560; vol. II, p 629.
Hanson, Patrick and Stephen Hanna. Film Review Index. Oryx Press, Phoenix, 1986, p 188.
Kaplan, Bert. The Inner World of Mental Illness. Harper & Row, New York, 1964, pp 263-279. (Reprints excerpts from The Story, with an introductory note.)
Katz, Jonathan Ned. Gay American History. Meridian, New York, 1992. (Rev. ed.; orig. pub. 1976.)
Kittredge, William and Annick Smith, eds. The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1991. (Reprints passages from The Story and I, Mary MacLane.)
Kramer, Sidney. A History of Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Co., University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1940.
McKown, [Mrs.] T.D. The Devil's Letters to Mary MacLane. Interstate Book Co., Chicago, 1903. (Parody of The Story. Published anonymously; authorship information on record with the Library of Congress.)
Mencken, H.L. "The Butte Bashkirtseff," in Prejudices - first series, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1919, pp 123-128.
Novakovic, Bojana. The Story of Mary Maclane by Herself. (Script of Novakovic's 2012 stage performance as MacLane; toured Australia.)
Nyland, Waino. A Famous Mining Camp in Literature. Unpublished manuscript, 1926, p 5. (MS in Butte-Silver Bow Public Library collection.)
Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists. Alyson Publications, Boston, 1990.
Ross, Ishbell. Ladies of the Press. Harper, New York, 1936, p 419.
Rudnick, Lois Palken. Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1984, pp 139-140.
Shores, Robert T. The Story of Willie Complain. Intermountain Publishing Co., Butte, 1902. (Parody of The Story. Included in Mocking Mary: The Humorists Vs. Miss MacLane, ed. Michael R. Brown.)
Spacks, Patricia Meyers. The Female Imagination. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975, pp 6, 166, 171-180, 182, 184, 189, 192, 205, 218, 250, 316, 317.
Truitt, Evelyn M. Who Was Who on Screen. R.R. Bowker & Co., New York, 1977, p 293.
Workers of the Writers's Program of the W.P.A. in the State of Montana. Montana - A State Guide Book. The Viking Press, New York, 1939, p 103.
- - - - . Copper Camp: Stories of the World's Greatest Mining Town - Butte, Montana. Hastings House, New York, 1943, pp 1, 257-258.
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