Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period

Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period

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Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period

Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period

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The work, of which this is the first volume, has been suggested by Nichols's well-known Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century. The editors hope to provide in it a considerable amount of fresh matter, illustrating the life and work of British authors in the Nineteenth Century. To a large extent they rely upon manuscript material, but use will be made of practically inaccessible texts, and of fugitive writings. While leading authors will receive due attention, much space will be devoted to the less-known writers of the period. It is intended to supply Biographies, Letters hitherto unpublished, additions from Manuscript sources to published works, together with a series of full Bibliographies of the writings of the greater authors. Every precaution has been taken to avoid the infringement of copyright, and the editors hope that they will be forgiven any involuntary transgression. Illustrations and numerous facsimiles will be provided in each volume. Only one thousand copies are to be printed, of which two hundred . . .

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