Editing Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Papers given at the thirteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 4-5 November 1977
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