English Language Literature of the Romantic Period
3,260 titles with approx. 2,000,000 pages, available within Edition Corvey on microfiches,
and / or 2,424 ebook - titles / 1,633,600 pages,
including 839 titles / 691,200 pages, written by approx. 350 female writers (only 170 English Language women writers were known before Edition Corvey was published, which means half of these female writers were unknown),
electronic Bibliographic Records are available.
Most of the titles in this collections with English Language Fictions, were published 'physically' during the Romantic Period, subsequently this unique collections contains the most comprehensive Novel-collection for this time period, which could be also important for access & preservation reasons in existing rare University Library collections of the 19th Century.
J. Raven wrote in "The Times - Literary Supplement": „...Corvey also eclipses the large special collections of early British novels at the universities of Bristol and Aberdeen, and of Pennsylvania and Illinois. It is a more impressive survival than even the astonishing Hammond circulating library, preserved almost completely at the New York Society Library in Manhattan.“
Professor Dr. P. Garside wrote: Edition Corvey "....has the capacity to transform our understanding of the fiction of the Romantic era,,,,,,[with] English Fiction, comprising over 2450 titles [originally published] between 1790 and 1834" (page 28 in: Peter Garside, James Raven, Rainer Schoewerling, The English Novel 1770 - 1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction published in the British Isles, Vol. II: 1800 - 1829, Oxford University Press, 2000, Oxford).
This "... most concentrated source available worldwide for the Romantic Era" (Professor Dr. Peter Garside, University of Edinburg) with English Language Literature of the 'Romantic Period', is sub-divided into Literature-Genres as follows:
Novels in 564 titles, 521,318 p. by female writers / in 437 titles, 429,040 p. by male & anon. writers,
National Fictions of the Romantic Period, for more information click at 'National Fictions', three sets with titles related to Ireland / to Scotland / to Wales,
'Gothic Novels', for more information click at 'Gothic Novels',
Short Stories in 32 titles, 23,556 p. by female writers / in 134 titles, 83,674 p. by male & anon. writers,
Short Prose Forms, the quantity with women writers is included in the quantity for 'English women's Short Stories' / in 43 titles, 31,170 p. by male & anon. writers,
Drama in 14 titles, 2,750 p. by female writers / in 289 titles, 58,930 p. by male & anon. writers,
Poetry in 49 titles, 12,986 p. by female writers / in 325 titles, 90,075 p. by male & anon. writers,
Anthologies in 14 titles, 7,404 p. by female writers / in 67 titles, 34,684 p. by male & anon. writers,
other genres in 8 titles, 3,628 p. by female writers / 88 titles; 56,824 p. by male & anon. writers, including Essays, Biographies, Memoirs, Travelogues, Children Books, Literary Periodicals.
The difference in titles - quantities with Drama and Poetry - written by women writers versus men / anonymous writers is astonishing - or maybe not?
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