The English Novel 1770-1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British…

Hardcover | April 6, 2000

byPeter Garside, James Raven, Rainer Schowerling

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This historical bibliography provides an entirely new foundation for the literary history of the late eighteenth century and the Romantic age. Offering a fresh assessment of the work of all novelists of the period, the two volumes address problems faced by generations of literary scholars andhistorians concerned with the development of the English novel. This first volume records full details of all known prose novels in English first published in the British Isles in the final three decades of the eighteenth century. They include many new discoveries, attributions to an extraordinary range of novelists and the first English translations of muchContinental popular fiction. The bibliography firmly establishes publication details for many novels now apparently without any extant copies. A leading feature of the bibliography is its examination of a copy of every identified surviving novel. Research by James Raven, Antonia Forster, and many other international collaborators, has allowed a reconstruction of the full cast of British novelists of the period, their publishers andreviewers. A full transcription of titles and imprint lines is given, together with much other bibliographical and historical information, including contemporary reviews (with generous quotation), dedications, and pricing and printing details. Shelf-mark, microform and other library referencesassist readers to consult the surviving novels in modern library and research collections all over the world. In an introductory historical essay, James Raven considers the different themes embraced by the novel, profiles of popular authorship, translation, the economics and circumstances of novel production and design, and the scope of literary circulation and reception. By revisiting this history of thenovel, identifying rare books now scattered across the world, and reconstructing the history of popular literature now lost, the volume challenges existing literary canons and refines our understanding of the range of imaginative writing and authorship in a critical period of Englishliterature.

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This historical bibliography provides an entirely new foundation for the literary history of the late eighteenth century and the Romantic age. Offering a fresh assessment of the work of all novelists of the period, the two volumes address problems faced by generations of literary scholars andhistorians concerned with the development of...

Peter Garside is Reader in English Literature, Cardiff University James Raven is Reader in Social and Cultural History, Oxford University Rainer Schowerling is Professor of English Literature, University of Paderborn, Germany

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 6, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Peter Garside, James Raven, and Rainer Schowerling: General IntroductionJames Raven: Historical Introduction: The Novel Comes of AgeJames Raven with Antonia Forster and Stephen Bending: An Historical Bibliography of Prose Novels in English First Published in the British Isles 1770-1799AppendicesIndex of AuthorsIndex of TitlesIndex of Publishers, Booksellers and PrintersNotesIndex

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`For anyone interested in the history of the novel, the publication of The English Novel 1770-1829: A Bibliographical Survey is unquestionably a major event. ...we owe a debt to the present editors and the team they have assembled, who have meticulously trawled the globe for extant copies,and who have taken the utmost care in the presentation of the material. Covering the key consolidating decades in the rise of the novel, it has been a Herculean task. If ever a work deserved the phrase, a a monument to modern scholarship it is this one. Both volumes come with a long, introductoryessay: ... they are significant works in themselves. ... The introductions are generously supplied with tables and graphs which help the reader grasp the major trends at a glance.'Robert Miles, March 2001