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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.…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • Experimentation on the English Stage, 1695-1708: The Career of George Farquhar book cover

    Experimentation on the English Stage, 1695-1708

    The Career of George Farquhar, 1st Edition

    By Elisabeth J Heard

    At the beginning of the eighteenth century, British theatre saw a shift from what critics call 'Restoration' to 'sentimental' comedy. Focusing on the career of the Irish dramatist George Farquhar (1678-1707), this book argues that experimentation was the basis for this change.…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • Reassessing John Buchan: Beyond the Thirty Nine Steps book cover

    Reassessing John Buchan

    Beyond the Thirty Nine Steps, 1st Edition

    By Kate Macdonald

    A collection of edited essays on the novelist John Buchan (1875-1940), author of, among many other works, "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1915), "Witch Wood" (1927) and "Sick Heart River" (1940). It considers Buchan's writing and reputation from the perspective of the twenty-first century and examines…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • 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…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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.…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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.…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns book cover

    The Persistence of Beauty

    Victorians to Moderns, 1st Edition

    By Mark Sandy

    This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature. Contributors use the works of Charles Dickens, T S Eliot, W H Auden and Stephen Spender among others to explore the role of beauty…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • 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…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • 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.…

    eBook – 2015-09-30
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

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