The life and works of the Lancashire novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, 1850-1882 / Stephen James Carver.

Published
  • Lewison, NY : Edwin Mellen Press 2003
Physical description
xxi, 468 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0773466339
  • 088946927X (series)
  • 088946927x (series)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-446) and index.
  • "The works of William Harrison Ainsworth": p. [427]-434).
Contents
  • Acknowledgements.
  • Chronology.
  • Preface.
  • Introduction. p. 1.
  • Ch. 1. Blood and Thunder: A Gothic Apprenticeship. p. 47.
  • I. Essential juvenilia, 1821-1823. p. 47.
  • II. best of the rest: December Tales, 1823. p. 73.
  • III. first novel: Sir John Chiverton, 1826. p. 95.
  • Ch. 2. Fame and Infamy: Rookwood, A Romance, 1834. p. 121.
  • I. Life in London : business, family and Fraser's, 1826-1834. p. 121.
  • II. design of Romance: Rookwood, Scott and the gothic. p. 131.
  • III. Phantom Steed: the outlaw narrative of Rookwood. p. 151.
  • Ch. 3. Writing the Underworld: Jack Sheppard, A Romance, 1839. p. 171.
  • I. 'A sort of Hogarthian novel'. p. 171.
  • II. Vagabondiana: Jack Sheppard and social exploration. p. 195.
  • III. storm: the Newgate controversy. p. 219.
  • Ch. 4. Historical Novelist: Prophecy, Passivity and Tragedy. p. 231.
  • I. Twin-born romances: Guy Fawkes and The Tower of London, 1840. p. 231.
  • II. Hell on earth: Old St. Paul's; A Tale of the Plague and the Fire, 1841. p. 270.
  • III. devil and his works: Windsor Castle, 1843 and Auriol, 1844. p. 285.
  • Ch. 5. Lancashire Novelist. p. 305.
  • I. dream of flying: The Lancashire Witches. A Romance of Pendle Forest, 1848. p. 305.
  • II. Lancashire novels. p. 344.
  • Ch. 6. Greatest Axe-and-Neck Romancer of Our Time. p. 371.
  • I. Growing old gracefully: 1850-1881. p. 371.
  • II. Man of La Manchester. p. 388.
  • Conclusion. p. 405.
  • App. A. On the authorship of Sir John Chiverton. A debate from beyond the grave. p. 413.
  • App. B. original conclusion of Catherine, A Story by Thackeray. p. 421.
  • App. C. 'Old Grindrod's Ghost's: A Ballad. p. 423.
  • Works of William Harrison Ainsworth. p. 427.
  • Bibliography. p. 435.
  • Index. p. 447.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • text
Language
  • English
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British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2005.a.4480
British Library: Lending Collection 8489.709300 Volume 75(2003)
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: North Wing, Floor 3 725:27.c.200.249
Chetham's Library: Contact Chetham's Library 10.J.8.19
University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Main shelves PR4003.Z CAR
University of Exeter Library: Old Library 828.8/AIN-8 CAR
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library PR4003.C33 4
University of Oxford Libraries Table of contents Online location
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M04.E02042

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