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  • Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error: by Marguerite Blessington book cover

    Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error

    by Marguerite Blessington, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Schmid

    In the early and mid-nineteenth century, Marguerite Blessington, who had been born in Ireland but spent most of her life in London, became a famous salonnière; she was generally regarded as an important contemporary author, but as no literary executor took care of her oeuvre posthumously, she…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
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  • Discipline: by Mary Brunton book cover

    Discipline

    by Mary Brunton, 1st Edition

    Edited by Olivia Murphy

    Discipline, the second novel by the Scottish writer Mary Brunton (1778-1818), was published in 1814. While less well known than its predecessor Self-Control (1811), it is nonetheless equally deserving of a central place in the canon of Romantic-era fiction. A wide-ranging novel, it shares many…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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  • Translations and Continuations: Riccoboni and Brooke, Graffigny and Roberts book cover

    Translations and Continuations

    Riccoboni and Brooke, Graffigny and Roberts, 1st Edition

    By Marijn S Kaplan

    This edition connects four female writers from two different countries, presenting the English translations of two of the most popular eighteenth-century French novels and a sequel to one of them.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Citizen: by Ann Gomersall book cover

    The Citizen

    by Ann Gomersall, 1st Edition

    By Margaret S Yoon

    Ann Gomersall’s The Citizen (1790) is an epistolary novel, written over two volumes. Gomersall came out of the merchant class in Leeds and little else is known about her, but she began writing to raise funds for her merchant husband to re-enter business after he lost his money. This is the first…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The History of Lady Julia Mandeville: by Frances Brooke book cover

    The History of Lady Julia Mandeville

    by Frances Brooke, 1st Edition

    By Enit Karafili Steiner

    Published in 1763, The History of Lady Julia Mandeville was Frances Brooke’s first and most successful novel. This modern critical edition contains an introductory essay on the text, endnotes and textual variants as well as appendices containing contemporary reviews and some of Brooke’s other…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale: by Sydney Owenson book cover

    Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale

    by Sydney Owenson, 1st Edition

    By Jenny McAuley

    This is the first modern scholarly edition of Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale (1818). Owenson's seventh novel, it is the most sophisticated of her four 'national tales'. Owenson combined conventional romance plotlines with the political and social problems in Ireland, following the passing of the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Rash Resolve and Life's Progress: by Eliza Haywood book cover

    The Rash Resolve and Life's Progress

    by Eliza Haywood, 1st Edition

    By Carol Stewart

    Eliza Haywood was one of the most popular and versatile writers of the eighteenth century. The two novellas in this edition – The Rash Resolve (1724) and Life’s Progress (1748) – show her developing and adapting her ideas on the subject of passion and romance. Though superficially presented as…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Private History of the Court of England: by Sarah Green book cover

    The Private History of the Court of England

    by Sarah Green, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Price

    Whilst an important and under-researched example of women's writing, scholars of Romanticism and the nineteenth century will also find much value in this challenging political satire.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The History of Ned Evans: by Elizabeth Hervey book cover

    The History of Ned Evans

    by Elizabeth Hervey, 1st Edition

    By Helena Kelly

    Ned Evans is a rags-to-riches hero, whose early existence in poverty in Wales is dramatically changed when he saves the beautiful Lady Cecilia Rivers from an assault and is invited to Ireland by her father. After spending time with the great and the good of Irish society, Ned travels to America…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Romance Readers and Romance Writers: by Sarah Green book cover

    Romance Readers and Romance Writers

    by Sarah Green, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Goulding

    This edition of Romance Readers and Romance Writers (1810) is the first modern scholarly publication of what is arguably Green's most famous novel. As with many of her other works, Green adopts numerous sophisticated methods to parody her contemporaries.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Self-Control: by Mary Brunton book cover

    Self-Control

    by Mary Brunton, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Mandal

    Self-Control (1811) was a literary sensation, going into four editions in its first year. The first novelist to set her story against a strong Scottish background, Brunton set the scene for other writers such as Walter Scott. Jane Austen was also a fan, she read it at least twice, worrying that the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Invisible Spy: by Eliza Haywood book cover

    The Invisible Spy

    by Eliza Haywood, 1st Edition

    By Carol Stewart

    Interest in the work of Eliza Haywood has increased greatly over the last two decades. Though much scholarship is focused on her ‘scandalous’ early career, this critical edition of The Invisible Spy (1755) adds to the canon of her later, more sophisticated work.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • The Victim of Fancy: by Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins book cover

    The Victim of Fancy

    by Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Cook

    The Victim of Fancy was first published in December 1787 and, despite favourable reviews, has not been published since. Cook's new scholarly edition of this forgotten novel will be of paramount importance in allowing new insights into the form of the sentimental novel as it actually existed in the…

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  • Sketches of Irish Character: by Mrs S C Hall book cover

    Sketches of Irish Character

    by Mrs S C Hall, 1st Edition

    By Marion Durnin

    Born in Dublin into the Anglo-Irish gentry, Anna Maria Hall moved to London when she was fifteen where she became famous for her books, plays and travel writing. It was her book, Sketches of Irish Character (1829) which made her a household name. This modern critical edition is based on Hall's…

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  • Caroline of Lichtfield: by Isabelle de Montolieu book cover

    Caroline of Lichtfield

    by Isabelle de Montolieu, 1st Edition

    By Laura Kirkley

    Thomas Holcroft’s 1786 translation of Isabelle de Montolieu’s novel is a textual encounter between a rather conventional Swiss woman and a British radical. Just as Montolieu did in her own translations, Holcroft reworked parts of the novel to make it more appealing to his intended audience.…

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  • Julia: by Helen Maria Williams book cover

    Julia

    by Helen Maria Williams, 1st Edition

    By Natasha Duquette

    This critical edition of Julia is the first modern printing of a novel that blends the character development of a poet with critical reflections on social injustice.…

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  • The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House book cover

    The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennie Batchelor, Megan Hiatt

    First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Adelaide and Theodore: by Stephanie-Felicite De Genlis book cover

    Adelaide and Theodore

    by Stephanie-Felicite De Genlis, 1st Edition

    By Gillian Dow

    Some of the theories Genlis adopts in the education of the eponymous children have their roots in Rousseau's "Emile". However, Genlis herself suggested that Rousseau knew little of the practical education of children. This work is placed within the context of the late eighteenth-century debate on…

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  • The Romance of Private Life: by Sarah Harriet Burney book cover

    The Romance of Private Life

    by Sarah Harriet Burney, 1st Edition

    By Lorna Clark

    Contains two tales - "The Renunciation", which presents a colourful picture of life abroad, when an English girl travels to Italy in search of kin and supports herself as an artist, offering an early feminist heroine; and, "The Hermitage", a psychological thriller involving a ruined country maiden…

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  • The Corinna of England, or a Heroine in the Shade; A Modern Romance: by E M Foster book cover

    The Corinna of England, or a Heroine in the Shade; A Modern Romance

    by E M Foster, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia Bordoni

    A novel that helps you understand the British reaction to Corinne as well as of its cultural, social and gender implications.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Strathallan: by Alicia LeFanu book cover

    Strathallan

    by Alicia LeFanu, 1st Edition

    By Anna M Fitzer

    A novel, which addresses central themes of adultery, obsession and inheritance. It follows the fortunes of Matilda Melbourne who displays virtue, delicacy and an unwavering commitment to the sometimes ruthless demands of parental authority.…

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  • Confessions of the Nun of St Omer: by Charlotte Dacre book cover

    Confessions of the Nun of St Omer

    by Charlotte Dacre, 1st Edition

    By Lucy Cogan

    Charlotte Dacre’s debut novel Confessions of the Nun of St Omer (1805) was a bestseller in its day, launching the career of a woman who would go on to become one of the nineteenth century’s most notorious female novelists. The work tells the story of the wilful Cazire, who recounts her passionate…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
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  • Malvina: by Sophie Cottin book cover

    Malvina

    by Sophie Cottin, 1st Edition

    By Marijn S. Kaplan

    Often linked to the works of early Romanticism, Sophie Cottin's Malvina (1803) was a bestselling sentimental novel. First published in France, the English translation by Elizabeth Gunning – a prolific novelist in her own right – allowed Cottin’s book to achieve success internationally. This is the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-01
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    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels 1-10

    1st Edition

    Edited by Various

    Contains the first ten books from the series.…

    Hardback – 2011-07-01
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