The English Novel 1770-1829. A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles.

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Volume I covers 1770-1799, and is listed as the work of James Raven and Antonia Forster, with the assistance of Steven Bending. Oxford University Press describes Volume I as the first extensive bibliography of its kind for the late eighteenth century and Romantic period, with full information about authorship, publication, reviewing, and surviving copies. The
Introductory essay offers an entirely new survey of popular novels of the period. Volume I is 864 pages.  Volume II covers 1800-1829 by Peter Garside and Rainer Schöwerling, with the assistance of Christopher Skelton-Foord and Karin Wünsche. Oxford describes this volume as the first complete copy-based record of the English novel during the Romantic era, with 2,250 separate entries.  Accurate researched details of authors, bibliographical composition of books, and the whereabouts of surviving copies. The first reliable record of the gender composition of authorship in the period: recording the dominance of female authorship in the second decade of the 1800's and the masculinisation of the genre in the 1820s. Note, these volumes are in pristine, fine condition. OUP's list price is $390 for Volume I and $360 for Volume II. This is an opportunity for our customers to own this gorgeous bibliographic reference, with introductions that are engaging and educational books in themselves, for less than half the new price in new condition. Addtional shipping cost due to weight. Oxford University Press. 2000. USED $350.00
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