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

Hardcover | February 15, 2000

byPeter Garside, James Raven, Rainer Schowerling

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This bibliography provides the first complete and copy-based record of the production of new English fiction in the period 1800-1829. The main listings include 2,256 entries, all but forty of which (where no surviving copy could be found) are based on examination of a first edition of theactual novel described. As a result of ten years of Anglo-German co-operation the bibliography makes especial use of the recently discovered collection of English novels of Schloss Corvey in Germany, whose holdings in English fiction 1796-1834 almost certainly exceed those held by any other library,including the British Library. In particular the bibliography is able to record over 100 titles which investigations have suggested are entirely unique to Corvey. Numerous libraries have also been visited in Britain and North America, leading to further novels which have fallen from the record. Inoffering a full transcription of title page details, the bibliography offers a much sharper view than has been previously available of the ways in which novels were projected to their audience when originally published. A variety of new attributions are made, while at the same time existingattributions are challenged, An extensive historical introduction by Peter Garside offers a comprehensive overview of the main aspects of production, marketing and reception of fiction in the Romantic era.

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This bibliography provides the first complete and copy-based record of the production of new English fiction in the period 1800-1829. The main listings include 2,256 entries, all but forty of which (where no surviving copy could be found) are based on examination of a first edition of theactual novel described. As a result of ten years...

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

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Format:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198183186

ISBN - 13:9780198183181

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Table of Contents

Peter Garside, James Raven, and Rainer Schowerling: General IntroductionPeter Garside: The English Novel in the Romantic Era: Consolidation and DispersalPeter Garside and Rainer Schowerling with Christopher Skelton-Foord and Karin Wunsche: An Historical Bibliography of Prose Novels in English First Published in the British Isles 1800-1829AppendicesIndex 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, andwho 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 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