The Author

Karen Swallow Prior is professor of English at Liberty University, research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States. She is the author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life in Great BooksBooked: Literature in the Soul of Me, and Fierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.

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