Editing Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Papers given at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1977, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Editing Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Papers given at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1977, 1st Edition

Edited by Jane Millgate


126 pages

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First published in 1978, this collection of papers, first presented at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems in 1977, focuses on the editing of nineteenth-century fiction. Four of the papers are devoted to single authors – Dickens, Thackeray, Hardy and Zola – while the fifth takes its principle examples from Hawthorne, Twain and Crane. Looking at a range of works from English, American and French literature, this volume demonstrates the number of different attitudes that exist towards the editorial process as well as the different ambitions for the texts that scholars seek to produce.

This book will be of interest to those studying and editing nineteenth-century literature.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors; Introduction Jane Millgate; "Between Two Worlds": Editing Dickens Sylvere Monod; Textual Problems in Editing Thackeray Peter Shillingsburg; The Making and Unmaking of Hardy’s Wessex Edition Michael Millgate; On Editing Zola’s Fiction Clive Thomson; Aesthetic Implications of Authorial Excisions: Examples from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, and Stephen Crane Hershel Parker; Members of the Conference; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century