Edward Moran is a writer who specializes in literary history and American popular culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was associate editor of H. W. Wilson’s World Authors series, with special responsibility for the four-volume World Authors 1900-1950 (1996). Prior to this, Moran served as associate editor of the Random House Dictionary of the English Language. He has also contributed many essays on American literature and culture to reference works published by Grolier, Sage, Thompson/Gale, World Book, and other reference-book publishers.2003 0-7734-6647-9
This study contains and insightful biographical portrait of the author – the most substantive account of Day’s life every written - and a comprehensive list of citations to every publication that can now be attributed to Day, including items that appeared under pseudonyms, and other rarities. It will enable researchers and scholars to recognize that the sheer volume of Day’s published drawings, prose, and verse is far more substantial than previously been assumed. Day is famous primarily for Life With Father and Life With Mother, but his other published work has not been previously documented. The bio-bibliography will also permit scholars to identify and access key primary and secondary sources for future research on Day.