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Author: Ryan Twomey
'The Child is Father of the Man'discusses the field of nineteenth-century Juvenilia. Specifically, the development of the child writer into the adult author, arguing for increased critical attention toward the early works of now famous writers.
The introductory chapter reviews the role of juvenilia in the writing progression of famous authors and provides a discussion of current academic scholarship in the field of juvenilia. The book then focuses on the individual literary progressions of the nineteenth-century British writers William Harrison Ainsworth, Emily Brontë, and George Eliot, and the Anglo-Irish writer, Maria Edgeworth. The analysis in each chapter has been contextualised within the historical, regional, gothic and lyric modes, and includes an interdisciplinary study in the fields of history, biography, and languages and linguistics. Each chapter is provided as an individual case study espousing the importance of the juvenilia on the development of the later, more publicised, authorship. The concluding chapter discusses the future of the genre with reference to the discoveries outlined in the text, and juxtaposes these findings with the perceived neglect juvenilia has received from the academic community.
Female Novelists from Burney to Austen
Author: Stephanie Russo
In the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries novels were believed to have the power to shape and/or change behaviour, and, by implication, affect the political landscape of society on a large scale. The English response to the French Revolution can be traced through a reading of the novels of the period. The French Revolution in itself was indelibly associated with the domestic arena, and, thus, by extension, with women. Again and again in novels of the period, and particularly in women's novels, the stability, or otherwise, of the family reflects the stability of government and of the nation. It was through the medium of the novel that women could enter the debate on revolution, using their novels as means through which to explore many of the dominant social and political issues of the day.
The novel, more often than not set in the family home, was a medium uniquely suited to an exploration of revolutionary ideologies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The emerging form of the novel offered a unique opportunity for women to present new, challenging perspectives on the revolutionary crisis of the 1790s. The works of Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, Maria Edgeworth, Mrs Bullock and Jane Austen, all occupy an important place in this debate, and indeed, in the history of the novel. They demonstrate that women were at the forefront of development of the form of the novel itself.
Author: P.J. Buijnsters
Tweede, verbeterde, vermeerderde druk. Deze handleiding is bedoeld voor ieder die op een of andere wijze met boeken te maken heeft: bibliothecarissen, boekhandelaars, antiquaren, studenten, docenten en verzamelaars. Zij worden hier rondgeleid langs diverse verzamelgebieden als Nederlandse literatuur, emblemata, reisverhalen, kinderboeken, topografie, architectuur, sportboeken, natuurlijke historie, kostuumboeken en handschriften. Maar ook algemenere thema's als papier, boekband, boekillustratie en exlibris komen uitgebreid aan bod. Hoewel de nadruk ligt op zakelijke, bibliografische informatie, blijft deze gids toch naar de opzet een geschrift voor liefhebbers door liefhebbers. Naar volledigheid is niet gestreefd, wel naar precisie.