Juxta Side By Side View- Celestial Railroad Comparison Set

CRR Comparison Sets on Juxta Web

A few weeks ago Juxta released a new beta that brings the wonderful textual collation software online, allowing users to upload their comparison sets for others to see. I’ve been playing with the software for a few months as a …





Two new reprintings

Well, it’s been a relatively busy week. I wrote earlier about being given a month’s access to the full archive America’s Historical Newspapers. This investigation has been fruitful: I’ve found a new reprinting in the Jamestown Journal of Jamestown, NY …



Current Bibliography

Below is my current bibliography for “The Celestial Railroad.” I’m currently transcribing these versions. Eventually this site will (I hope) incorporate a web-based version of Juxta that will allow visitors to compare textual changes across these versions. Items prefaced with …


Impetus

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Celestial Railroad” retells Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, using Bunyan’s religious ideals to satirize the easy, liberal, modern Christianity Hawthorne saw all around him. While it is widely anthologized, most scholars read it as a quirky but …