Pioneering and interdisciplinary in nature, this bibliography constitutes a comprehensive list of regional fiction for every county of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England over the past two centuries. In addition, other regions of a usually topographical or urban nature have been used, such as Birmingham and the Black Country; London; The Fens; the Brecklands; the Highlands; the Hebrides; or the Welsh border. Each entry lists the author, title, and date of first publication. The geographical coverage is encompassing and complete, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands. An original introduction discusses such matters as definition, bibliographical method, popular readerships, trends in output, and the scholarly literature on regional fiction.
'… an excellent coverage and accurate and consistent presentation of a large amount of wide-ranging information…' Reference Reviews ’… Snell offers the fullest and most current guide to the regional fiction of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland; it supersedes Lucien Leclaire, A General Analytical Bibliography of the Regional Novelists of the British Isles, 1800-1950 […] and is an essential companion to Brown, Ireland in Fiction.’ MLA: Literary Research Guide
Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Bibliography; England: Bedfordshire; Berkshire; Birmingham and the Black Country; The Brecklands; Buckinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; The Channel Islands; Cheshire; Cornwall; Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire North of the Sands; Derbyshire; Devon; Dorset; Durham; Essex; The Fens; Gloucestershire; Hampshire; Herefordshire; Hertfordshire; The Isle of Man; The Isle of Wight; Kent; Lancashire; Leicestershire and Rutland; Lincolnshire; London; The Midlands; Norfolk; Northamptonshire; Northumberland; Nottinghamshire; Oxfordshire; The Scilly Isles; Shropshire; Somerset and Bristol; Staffordshire; Suffolk; Surrey; Sussex; Warwickshire; The West Country; Wiltshire; Worcestershire; Yorkshire; Ireland: Achill Island; Antrim; The Aran Islands; Armagh; Belfast; Carlow; Cavan; Clare; Connaught; Cork; Derry/Londonderry; Donegal; Down; Dublin; Fermanagh; Galway; The Irish Midlands; Kerry; Kildare; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Limerick; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Meath; Monaghan; Munster; The Northern Irish border; Offaly; Rathlin Isle; Roscommon; Sligo; Tipperary; Tyrone; Ulster; Waterford; West of Ireland; West Meath; Wexford; Wicklow; Scotland: Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll; Ayrshire; Berkwickshire; Caithness; Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire; Clydeside; Dumfriesshire; Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire; Edinburgh; Fifeshire; The Firth of Forth; Galloway; Glasgow; The Grampians; The Hebrides and Western Isles; The Highlands; Inverness-shire; Kincardineshire; Kirkcudbrightshire; Lanarkshire; The Lothians; Morayshire; The Orkney Islands; Peeblesshire; Perthshire; The Scottish borders; Selkirkshire; The Shetland Islands; The Solway Firth; Stirlingshire; Sutherland; Wigtownshire; Wales: Anglesey; Brecknock; Caernarvonshire; Cardiganshire; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan; Merioneth; Monmouthshire; Montgomeryshire; North Wales; Pembrokeshire; Radnorshire; The Welsh borders; West Wales.