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  • The History of Ned Evansby Helena Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Ned Evans is a rags-to-riches hero, whose early existence in poverty in Wales is dramatically changed when he saves the beautiful Lady Cecilia Rivers from an assault and is invited to Ireland by her father. After spending time with the great and the good of Irish society, Ned travels to America where his fortunes once more reverse. more...

  • Caroline of Lichtfieldby Laura Kirkley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    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. more...

  • The Romance of Private Lifeby Lorna Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Contains two tales - "The Renunciation", which presents a colourful picture of life abroad, when an English girl travels to Italy in search of kin and supports herself as an artist, offering an early feminist heroine; and, "The Hermitage", a psychological thriller involving a ruined country maiden and an unsolved murder. more...

  • The Victim of Fancyby Daniel Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    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 1780s, and not as it is often perceived. more...

  • Florence Macarthy: An Irish Taleby Jenny McAuley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is the first modern scholarly edition of Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale (1818). Owenson's seventh novel, it is the most sophisticated of her four 'national tales'. Owenson combined conventional romance plotlines with the political and social problems in Ireland, following the passing of the Act of Union in 1800. more...

  • Strathallanby Anna M Fitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    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. more...

  • The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen Houseby Jennie Batchelor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education, male libertinism and sexual double standards. more...

  • Romance Readers and Romance Writersby Christopher Goulding

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This edition of Romance Readers and Romance Writers (1810) is the first modern scholarly publication of what is arguably Green's most famous novel. As with many of her other works, Green adopts numerous sophisticated methods to parody her contemporaries. more...

  • The Rash Resolve and Life's Progressby Carol Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    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 cautionary tales, Haywood introduces a feminist slant. more...

  • Juliaby Natasha Duquette

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    This critical edition of Julia is the first modern printing of a novel that blends the character development of a poet with critical reflections on social injustice. more...