Charlotte Smith’s “tender and exquisite effusions”

[To celebrate the recent publication of our new edition of Charlotte Smith: Major Poetic Works, we are sharing an excerpt from a review included in the appendices of the new edition. This glowing review was published in Gentlemen’s Magazine in April of 1786, in response to Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets.] It has been suggested by a…

Celebrating Canada Book Day with Lucy Maud Montgomery

To celebrate Canada Book Day this year, we thought we would share a brief excerpt from one of our favourite Canadian writers, Lucy Maud Montgomery! The following is excerpted from Appendix B of our edition of Anne of Green Gables, “Montgomery on Writing:‘The Way to Make a Book.’” Write, I beseech you, of things cheerful,…

Conferences for Spring 2017

Broadview will be exhibiting at the following conferences in the next two months. For those attending, be sure to stop by the book display to say hello! APRIL: APA Pacific April 12-15 in Seattle, WA Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada April 28-29 in Vancouver, BC May: International Congress on Medieval Studies May 11-14 in…

Seeing Progress through History: Contemporary Reception of Wollstonecraft

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are sharing a piece from one of the appendices of our edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman. We chose an excerpt from a rather harsh contemporary review of Wollstonecraft’s work to give us the opportunity to meditate on how far we…

The Legacy of Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience

As the streets of America fill with protesters on a nearly weekly basis since the inauguration of President Trump last month, the writings of Henry David Thoreau remain as relevant as ever. One of his most well-known works speaks to the importance of “cultivating personal integrity in the face of political injustice” according to Bob…

Danny Vickers

It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Danny Vickers, editor of The Autobiography of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) and advisor to our new Broadview Sources history series. He was a passionate historian who taught at the University of British Columbia, UC San Diego, and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Danny will be…

The Grass Cove Massacre from The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman

[The following is an excerpt from The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, introduced by the editor of our new edition of the book, Lance Bertelsen. For more information on our newly published edition of Hildebrand Bowman, click here.] Inspired by an actual event on Captain Cook’s second voyage and often called “the first New Zealand novel,” The…