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enhanced by technology made possible in an online environment. Each edition is
based on the highest scholarly standards and is peer-reviewed.
This edition of Frankenstein, in gestation for over fifteen
years, provides the texts of both the 1818 and 1831 editions, as well as
copious annotations that emphasize the novel's strong inter- and intra-textual
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected edition makes available for the first time all his surviving letters, freshly edited, annotated and introduced. Part One covers 1791-1797, turbulent years which saw the forging of Southey's career and reputation, his involvement in radical politics, and the beginning of his friendships with Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected edition makes available for the first time all his surviving letters, freshly edited, annotated and introduced.
This edition provides an annotated text of the play, supplemented by a
wide range of literary and journalistic materials that offer contexts in which
to understand the work's place in relation to the authors' politics, the
transmission and reception of news, and the role of Robespierre within English
A collection of 46 letters published in full for the first time, shedding
new light on the life and character of Charles Brown and the most important
friendship in the Keats Circle, as well as Keats’s complex legacy to
This edition presents both the full text and relevant contexts of the
play, including a comprehensive introduction and extensive notes by the editor,
two of the sources of the play, and four contemporary reviews.
The first fully annotated edition of Erasmus Darwin's influential
scientific poem and its copious original notes; including the first publication,
from draft, of Darwin's hitherto unknown poetic history of technology, The
Progress of Society.
This early novel, first published in 1833, represents
Disraeli in "romantic mode." This version features the novel, an introduction,
annotations, reprints of Disraeli's sources, contemporary reviews, &
modern criticism, as well as a detailed bibliography of Disraeli's life and
works, criticism, & other contextual materials.
An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems
highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's
original introduction & a new bibliography of poems not included in the
This edition places Hemans in direct contention with Byron over belief in an afterlife. Includes letters, reviews, poems & critical essays that probe the work for its engagements with Byron, allusions to topics of the day, & negotiation of gender.
This edition situates the poem sequence within Jewsbury's
life and career, including a prose account of her journey to India, memoirs,
& poems inspired by her work. Allows readers to view original poems as
they first appeared in The Athenaeum.
This electronic edition makes available all 4 versions of Lyrical Ballads in the form of transcriptions edited from original printed copies, accompanied by images of each page. Enables active comparison of texts through Dynamic Collation.
Publishes, for the first time, all the fragments of this
unfinished poem in one edition. Includes a composite reading text, piecing
together all the fragments, & a parallel reading text of both Canto II
and verse fragment.
Includes MS Shelley adds.e.21 and MS Shelley adds.c.12,
together comprising Williams's complete travel journal to India, here published
in its entirety for the first time. Also included is a critical introduction.