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Madeleine Bettina Stern

Madeleine Bettina Stern, American rare book dealer, writer. Recipient Medalie award, Barnard College, 1982, Victorian Society award, Distinguished Alumna award, 1997;, Guggenheim fellow, 1943-1945.

Background

  • Stern, Madeleine Bettina was born on July 1, 1912 in New York City. Daughter of Moses Roland and Lillie (Mack) Stern.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Barnard College, 1932. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1934.

    Career

    • Teacher English New York City High Schools, 1934-1943. Partner Leona Rostenberg Rare Books, New York City, 1945—2007, Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine B. Stern Rare Books, New York City, 1980—2007. Lecturer history of book, feminism, public history, lieutenant.

    Works

    • The Pantarch : A Biography of Stephen Pearl Andrews
    • An abolitionist and a champion of free love and women’s rights would seem decidedly out of place in nineteenth-century Texas, but such a man was Stephen Pearl Andrews (1812–1886), American reformer, civil rights proponent, pioneer in sociology, advocate of reformed spelling, lawyer, and eccentric philosopher.
    • Louisa May Alcott: Selected Fiction
    • Ranging from excerpts from the "Little Women" trilogy to experimental short stories, juvenile fiction, and autobiographic tales, this collection reveals the range of Alcott's imagination and her constantly shifting interests in both subject and style.
    • Louisa May Alcott: Selected Fiction
    • Ranging from excerpts from the "Little Women" trilogy to experimental short stories, juvenile fiction, and autobiographic tales, this collection reveals the range of Alcott's imagination and her constantly shifting interests in both subject and style.
    • Louisa May Alcott: From Blood & Thunder to Hearth & Home
    • Gathered together for the first time in this volume, these influential articles by distinguished Alcott scholar Madeleine Stern illuminate Louisa May Alcott's development as an individual and a writer, revealign a surprisingly complex personality.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member Antiquarian Booksellers Association American (governor 1966-1968, 78-80), International League Antiquarian Booksellers, Modern Language Association, American Printing History Association (co-recipient award 1983), Authors League, Manuscript Society (former trustee), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • father: Moses Roland Stern
    • mother: Lillie (Mack) Stern
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    Born July 1, 1912
    Died August 19, 2007
    (aged 95)
    Nationality
    • 1932
      Barnard College
    • 1934
      Columbia University
    • 1934 - 1943
      Teacher, English New York City High Schools
    • 1945 - 2007
      partner, Leona Rostenberg Rare Books
    • 1980 - 2007
      partner, Leona Rostenberg Rare Books