Ann Radcliffe : a bio-bibliography / Deborah D. Rogers.

By: Rogers, Deborah D, 1953-Material type: TextTextSeries: Bio-bibliographies in world literature: no. 4.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996Description: xii, 209 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0313283796 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780313283796 (hardcover : alk. paper)Subject(s): Radcliffe, Ann Ward, 1764-1823 -- Bibliography | Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain -- Bibliography | Women and literature -- England -- Bibliography | Horror tales, English -- Bibliography | English fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Ann Radcliffe.; Online version:: Ann Radcliffe.DDC classification: 016.823/6 LOC classification: Z8730.335 | .R64 1996 | PR5204Other classification: 18.05
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Rogers's annotated bibliography presents a chronological analysis of the critical reception accorded Ann Radcliffe beginning with contemporary reviews and extending through 1995. In nine sections with three appendixes, this work begins with a 20-page biographical sketch of Radcliffe. The limited biographical information that exists concerning Radcliffe originates from her husband's accounts of her life. The bibliography lists editions and translations. Then comes the critical analysis of Radcliffe's works, which Rogers subdivides into seven separate sections: book-length criticism, dissertations, bibliographies, contemporary criticism, later 19th-century criticism, and two parts for the 20th-century response. Each section is arranged chronologically and indexed using seven codes. Although this excessive subdividing of the criticism may cause some confusion, the scholarship and research are sound and thorough. Perhaps a single chronological progression, 1823-1995, would have created a resource easier to use. An excellent index sorts the criticism by novel and by subject. An admirable work with little competition, this should be considered for all college and university collections. R. B. Meeker Chicago State University

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DEBORAH D. ROGERS is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine. Her books include Bookseller as Rogue: John Almon and the Politics of Eighteenth-Century Publishing (1986), The Critical Response to Ann Radcliffe (Greenwood, 1994), and Two Gothic Classics by Women (1995). Her articles have appeared in publications such as Eighteenth-Century Studies , Eighteenth-Century Fiction , Clio , The Journal of American Studies , and The New York Times .

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