Catalogue


The Cambridge bibliography of English literature /
edited by Joanne Shattock.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999-
description
v.
ISBN
0521391008 (v. 4)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999-
isbn
0521391008 (v. 4)
contents note
v.1. 600-1500 -- v.2. 1500-1700 -- v.3. 1700-1800 -- v.4. 1800-1900 -- v.5. 1900-2000.
general note
Includes index.
Rev. ed. of: New Cambridge bibliography of English literature. 1969-1977.
catalogue key
3492587
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-11-01:
Shattock's volume succeeds The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, volume 3 (1800-1900), ed. by George Watson (1969). In her preface, Shattock writes that her task "was to update and augment the bibliographical details already available [resulting] in a radical recasting of a large proportion of the existing entries." Inevitably, the finished product is uneven. Among the many outstanding primary bibliographies, those listing the writings of Sir Walter Scott, Wilkie Collins, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Charles Dickens transform our previous knowledge of their output. The secondary bibliographies for these writers likewise renew understanding of their reputations. Unfortunately this is not the case for many other writers (e.g., George Eliot), where the primary and secondary bibliographies leave much to be desired. The size of the new volume is "nearly fifty per cent longer than its predecessor." The number of poets, dramatists, writers of nonfiction, writers on "political economy," on philosophy, and on science has substantially increased. The major transformation is the inclusion of women writers, "underlining the enormous amount of recovery and rereading of woman writers which has taken place since the previous edition." The Watson volume had slightly wider margins and larger type size, so was easier on the eye. The Shattock volume contains 2,995 double columns with index; the second edition had 1,956. Shattock's aims are most admirable. Those who purchase a copy should check it carefully; in the review copy, the fold at p. 2990-3 detached itself from the gathering. No doubt the publishers will replace defective copies. Recommended with reservations for general and academic collections. W. Baker; Northern Illinois University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Going by sheer power to shape the study of English literature, the single most important volume this year is the third edition of volume four (1800-1900) of the indispensable Bibiliography of English Literature, edited by Joanne Shattock." Studies in English Liteatrue
‘CBEL3 is generously wide-ranging … Users of CBEL3 will find different uses for it. I particularly value the opening sections on ‘Book Production and Distribution’. But any number of research projects might take off from a browsing of its pages. Strange to say, this is a book which it is pleasurable to browse in … the calculus of pounds sterling for hours of scholarly work, CBEL3 must represent the best bargain going.’The Times Literary Supplement
‘The standard bibliography of our national literature … some of the entries are fine, comprehensive and comprehensible, and will serve as an excellent reference in the absence of a full author bibliography.’Jim McCue, The Times
"Shattock's aims are most admirable. Recommended." Choice
'The standard bibliography of our national literature ... some of the entries are fine, comprehensive and comprehensible, and will serve as an excellent reference in the absence of a full author bibliography.' Jim McCue, The Times
'CBEL3 is generously wide-ranging ... Users of CBEL3 will find different uses for it. I particularly value the opening sections on 'Book Production and Distribution'. But any number of research projects might take off from a browsing of its pages. Strange to say, this is a book which it is pleasurable to browse in ... the calculus of pounds sterling for hours of scholarly work, CBEL3 must represent the best bargain going.' The Times Literary Supplement
"CBEL3 is generously wide-ranging." John Sutherland, Times Literary Supplement
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This is the standard primary bibliography of English literature. The third edition, of which Volume 4, 1800-1900, is the first to be published, presents a comprehensive revision and updating of the two previous editions. It offers authoritative individual bibliographies, compiled by specialists of international reputation, of writers in all genres--poetry, fiction, drama and the novel--together with sections compiled by specialists on children's literature, historical and travel writing, philosophy and science, political economy, the literature of sports, education, journalism, book production and literary relations with the continent.
Main Description
Covering the nineteenth century, this is volume four of the third edition of the standard primary bibliography of English literature. This volume offers a comprehensive revision and updating of the first and second editions with an expanded list of writers emphasising women writers and non-canonical writing; the literature of political economy and household books; and an expanded section on philosophy and science. Individual author entries include sections on manuscript locations, bibliographies, collected works, details of all individual works, contributions to periodicals, letters, journals, translations, pseudonymous works, imitations and attributed or spurious works. The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature is accepted internationally as the single most important reference work in its field.
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This is the standard primary bibliography of English literature. The third edition, of which Volume 4, 1800-1900, is the first to be published, presents a comprehensive revision and updating of the two previous editions, and offers authoritative individual bibliographies, compiled by specialists of international reputation, of writers in all genres, poetry, fiction, drama and the novel together with sections compiled by specialists on children's literature, historical and travel writing, philosophy and science, political economy, the literature of sport, education, journalism, book production and literary relations with the continent.
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Covering the 19th century, this volume offers a list of writers, emphasising women writers and non-canonical writing; the literature of political economy and household books; and an expanded section on philosophy and science.
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Covering the nineteenth century, this is volume four of the third edition of the standard primary bibliography of English literature. This volume offers a comprehensive revision and updating of the first and second editions with an expanded list of writers emphasising women writers and non-canonical writing.

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