Introduction Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener; 1. The historiography of fiction in the Romantic period Richard Maxwell; 2. Publishing, authorship, and reading William St Clair; 3. Gothic fiction Deidre Shauna Lynch; 4. The historical novel Richard Maxwell; 5. Thinking locally: novelistic worlds in provincial fiction Martha Bohrer; 6. Poetry and the novel Marshall Brown; 7. Orientalism and Empire James Watt; 8. Intellectual history and political theory Paul Keen; 9. Women writers and the woman's novel: the trope of maternal transmission Jill Campbell; 10. Tales for child readers Katie Trumpener; 11. Sentimental fiction Ann Wierda Rowland; 12. Fiction and the working classes Gary Kelly; 13. The Irish novel 1800-29 Ina Ferris; 14. Scotland and the novel Ian Duncan; Guide to further reading.
An overview of British fiction written between the mid-1760s and the early 1830s in its historical and cultural contexts.
Richard Maxwell is Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. Katie Trumpener is Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University.
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"This useful, well-edited collection of 14 essays by 13 authors offers a much-needed survey of British prose fiction in the Romantic period, roughly 1785-1830...Recommended." - T. Hoagwood, Texas A&M University, Choice