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The English novel, 1660-1700 : an annotated bibliography /
Robert Ignatius Letellier.
imprint
Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1997.
description
xxxiv, 448 p.
ISBN
0313303681 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1997.
isbn
0313303681 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1416848
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-02:
As the introduction notes, this work is one product of the Salzburg Centre for Research on the Early English Novel, an ambitious project whose intent is to establish a database of scholarly materials in 16th- and 17th-century fiction. This compilation continues James Harner's English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1600 (CH, Jun'79). The period covered is notable for two major early English novelists, John Bunyan and Aphra Behn. The bibliography consists of a section of miscellaneous works (bibliographies, anthologies, and general studies) and then an extensive alphabetical sequence of individual authors and their works of fiction, 1660-1700. The annotations are thorough. Anonymous novels are included alphabetically by title. Following the entries for individual author's titles and translations, there are bibliographies in chronological order and works of criticism in alphabetical order. The limitation by date of critical works is oddly arbitrary; those for John Bunyan are limited to 1980-93, those for Aphra Behn to 1987-93. The later starting date for Behn results in omission of the highly influential feminist study Reconstructing Aphra, by Angeline Goreau (CH, Dec'80). Some consistency in this area should be established for future editions. That aside, even as a new entry in an ongoing project for a most difficult area, this bibliography will be invaluable for specialized research. For strong research libraries, particularly those supporting graduate studies in English literature and history. R. S. Bravard; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
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'œ...this bibliography will be invaluable for specialized research. For strong research libraries, particularly those supporting graduate studies in English literature and history.'' Choice
'œFrom among this year's reference works, college librarians will want Robert Ignatius Letellier's indispensable and comprehensive The English Novel, 1660-1700: An Annotated Bibliography on their shelves.'' SEL
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Summaries
Long Description
The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the period between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Literature of the period became increasingly secular in response to advancements in science, philosophy, and exploration. With growing recognition of the power of print, literary works became increasingly targeted to the masses, rather than just to the educated members of the upper class. John Bunyan's classic tale of salvation, ^IThe PilgriM&Apos;s Progress^R, became one of the most widely read works of the last few centuries and has been translated into scores of languages around the world. In recent years, the writings of Aphra Behn have elicited a growing critical response and have led scholars to reassess the place of women in early modern England. But with the exception of Bunyan and Behn, the English novel written between 1660 and 1700 remains a comparatively neglected area. Nonetheless, many other authors produced works of fiction in genres such as the criminal biography, the Utopian novel, the scientific voyage to another world, and the heroic romance. This reference book establishes a list of novels that appeared between 1660 and 1700 and provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of critical and scholarly studies. The first part of the book presents overviews of existing bibliographies, anthologies, and general contextual works on the early English novel. The second part of the book includes alphabetically arranged sections for individual authors of the period, listing editions and scholarly studies of particular works. A chronology lists the novels according to year of publication, and detailed indexes conclude the volume.
Long Description
The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the period between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Literature of the period became increasingly secular in response to advancements in science, philosophy, and exploration. With growing recognition of the power of print, literary works became increasingly targeted to the masses, rather than just to the educated members of the upper class. John Bunyan's classic tale of salvation, ^IThe Pilgrim's Progress^R, became one of the most widely read works of the last few centuries and has been translated into scores of languages around the world. In recent years, the writings of Aphra Behn have elicited a growing critical response and have led scholars to reassess the place of women in early modern England. But with the exception of Bunyan and Behn, the English novel written between 1660 and 1700 remains a comparatively neglected area. Nonetheless, many other authors produced works of fiction in genres such as the criminal biography, the Utopian novel, the scientific voyage to another world, and the heroic romance. This reference book establishes a list of novels that appeared between 1660 and 1700 and provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of critical and scholarly studies. The first part of the book presents overviews of existing bibliographies, anthologies, and general contextual works on the early English novel. The second part of the book includes alphabetically arranged sections for individual authors of the period, listing editions and scholarly studies of particular works. A chronology lists the novels according to year of publication, and detailed indexes conclude the volume.
Unpaid Annotation
The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the years between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Some works, such as John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, have been widely read for centuries. But numerous others have been forgotten, including a number of criminal biographies, Utopian novels, science fiction voyages, and heroic romances. This bibliography establishes a list of Restoration novels and provides annotated entries for critical studies of them. Also included are entries for anthologies, bibliographies, and general contextual works, along with extensive indexes. With the exception of Bunyan and Aphra Behn, most of the novelists of this period have received relatively little attention. Thus, this book will be a valuable guide for scholars conducting research in this growing area of interest.
Long Description
The Restoration was a period surprisingly rich in fiction, and the period between 1660 and 1700 witnessed the decline of the epic and the birth of the English novel. Literature of the period became increasingly secular in response to advancements in science, philosophy, and exploration. With growing recognition of the power of print, literary works became increasingly targeted to the masses, rather than just to the educated members of the upper class. John Bunyan's classic tale of salvation, The Pilgrim's Progress, became one of the most widely read works of the last few centuries and has been translated into scores of languages around the world. In recent years, the writings of Aphra Behn have elicited a growing critical response and have led scholars to reassess the place of women in early modern England. But with the exception of Bunyan and Behn, the English novel written between 1660 and 1700 remains a comparatively neglected area. Nonetheless, many other authors produced works of fiction in genres such as the criminal biography, the Utopian novel, the scientific voyage to another world, and the heroic romance. This reference book establishes a list of novels that appeared between 1660 and 1700 and provides a comprehensive annotated bibliography of critical and scholarly studies. The first part of the book presents overviews of existing bibliographies, anthologies, and general contextual works on the early English novel. The second part of the book includes alphabetically arranged sections for individual authors of the period, listing editions and scholarly studies of particular works. A chronology lists the novels according to year of publication, and detailed indexes conclude the volume.
Table of Contents
Sources and Abbreviations
Introduction
The General Period 1660-1700
Miscellaneous Works Bibliographies Anthologies
General Studies Individual Authors and Specific Works of Fiction 1660-1700
Alphabetical List of Individual Authors, Titles, and Translations 1660-1700
A Selected Chronological Shortlist of Prose Fiction in English Published between 1660-1700
Index of Scholars Subject and Thematic
Index
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