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On Editing Mary Shelley’s Mathilda

[Michelle Faubert, editor of our new edition of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda, shares her thoughts on editing the text.] Editing Mary Shelley’s Mathilda (1819; first published 1959) for Broadview Press has been hugely exciting for me, not least because I transcribed it from the manuscript. In 1959, Elizabeth Nitchie first transcribed Mathilda for publication from a…

Mathilda

Mary Shelley’s Mathilda, the story of one woman’s existential struggle after learning of her father’s desire for her, has been identified as Shelley’s most important work after Frankenstein. The two texts share many characteristics, besides authorship and contemporaneity: both concern parental abandonment; both contribute to the Gothic form through themes of incest, insanity, suicidality, monstrosity,…

Frankenstein – Third Edition

D.L. Macdonald and Kathleen Scherf’s edition of Frankenstein has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding edition of the novel—for the general reader and the student as much as for the scholar. The editors use as their copy-text the original 1818 version, and detail in an appendix all of Shelley’s later revisions. They also include a…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4: The Age of Romanticism – Third Edition

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of…

The Idea of Being Free

Mary Hays (1759-1843) is often best remembered for her early revolutionary novels The Memoirs of Emma Courtney and The Victim of Prejudice. In this collection, however, Gina Luria Walker reveals the extraordinary range of Hays’s oeuvre. The selections are mainly from Hays’s non-fiction writings, including letters, life-writing, political commentary, and essays. The extracts demonstrate her…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B, 3e – Modified eBook International Edition

This modified eBook is intended for readers outside of the United States and Canada. If you are within the United States or Canada, please see the print and eBook options available on this page. For copyright reasons, some readings are omitted from this modified eBook. However, it includes 88% of the material available in the…

All Quiet on the Western Front eBook edition

This is a special Trade eBook edition of a new translation of Erich Maria Remarque’s classic of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front; it is the first new translation of Remarque’s novel in thirty years. The release of Edward Berger’s film version of All Quiet on the Western Front (nominated in 2023…

The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: From Machiavelli to Nietzsche – Modified Ebook Edition

This modified ebook version of The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: From Machiavelli to Nietzsche  includes 90% of the material available in the print version. See the “Contents” tab for the ebook’s table of contents, or click here to see a list comparing the print book’s contents to the ebook. This volume contains many…

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Trade Edition

This is a special Trade eBook edition of Kirsten Lodge’s acclaimed translation of Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories. A separate teaching edition of these translations—with contextualizing appendices, extensive annotations, and an introduction—is also available in both print and eBook formats. This is a special Trade eBook edition of Kirsten Lodge’s…

The Last Man

Mary Shelley’s third published novel, The Last Man, is a disillusioned vision of the end of civilization, set in the twenty-first century. The book offers a sweeping account of war, plague, love, and desolation. It is the sort of apocalyptic vision that was widespread at the time, though Shelley’s treatment of the theme goes beyond…

The Broadview Anthology of Literature of the Revolutionary Period 1770-1832

The selections from 132 authors in this anthology represent gender, social class, and racial and national origin as inclusively as possible, providing both greater context for canonical works and a sense of the era’s richness and diversity. In terms of genre, poetry, non-fiction prose, philosophy, educational writing, and prose fiction are included. Geographically, America, Canada,…

The Broadview British Bookshelf

The Broadview British Bookshelf provides digital access to over 330 meticulously edited works of British Literature. Broadview’s editions present classic works of literature, both canonical and lesser-known, in a reader-friendly format with scholarly introductions, footnotes, and appendices to situate the work in its historical and cultural moment. “The Broadview series is not just great for…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: One-Volume Compact Edition

In all six of its volumes, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of…

Romantic Literature

ROMANTIC LITERATURE Moral Tales(18th C and early 19th C) Maria Edgeworth, Hannah More, Amelia Opie Jane Austen’s Manuscript Works (18th C) Sense and Sensibility (1811) Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, second edition (1813) Jane Austen Mansfield Park (1814) Jane Austen Emma (1816) Jane Austen Persuasion (1816 / 1818) Jane Austen Northanger Abbey, second edition (1818)…

Laon and Cythna

Laon and Cythna is one of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s most celebrated, and most controversial, literary works. At once philosophical treatise and love story, it follows the adventures of a pair of siblings who lead a political uprising based on socialist, feminist, and ecological ideals, only to be executed for treason. In its own time Shelley’s…

Frankenstein: Online Theory and Criticism

Purchasing this product grants the user access to Frankenstein: Online Theory and Criticism, which does not include the text of the novel itself. For information on the Broadview edition of Frankenstein, which includes the novel along with an introduction and an engaging selection of contextual materials, please click here. The Online Theory and Criticism website…

Lodore

Beset by jealousy over an admirer of his wife’s, Lord Lodore has come with his daughter Ethel to the American wilderness; his wife Cornelia, meanwhile, has remained with her controlling mother in England. When he finally brings himself to attempt a return, Lodore is killed en route in a duel. Ethel does return to England,…

Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne

In 1810, while still at Eton, Percy Bysshe Shelley published Zastrozzi, the first of his two early Gothic prose romances. He published the second, St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian, a year later. These sensationalist novels present some of Shelley’s earliest thoughts on irresponsible self-indulgence and violent revenge, and offer remarkable insight into an imagination that…

Nineteenth-Century Stories by Women

“The female novelist of the nineteenth century may have frequently encountered opposition and interference from the male literary establishment, but the female short story writer, working in a genre that was seen as less serious and less profitable, found her work to be actively encouraged.” — from the Introduction. During the nineteenth century women writers…

The Vampyre and Ernestus Berchtold; or, The Modern Oedipus

In 1816, John William Polidori travelled to Geneva as Lord Byron’s personal physician. There they met Mary Godwin (later Shelley) and her lover Percy Shelley and decided to while away a wet summer by writing ghost stories. The only two to complete their stories were Mary Shelley, who published Frankenstein in 1818, and Polidori, whose…

Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

William Godwin’s memoir of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, marks a transition in Godwin’s philosophical development from extreme rationalism to the recognition of the moral importance of feeling and sympathy which was to energize his later writings. Memoirs also belongs to a tradition of biographical writing that sought to transform the consciousness of readers by using…

Nightmare Abbey

This 1818 novel is set in a former abbey whose owner, Christopher Glowry, is host to visitors who enjoy his hospitality and engage in endless debate. Among these guests are figures recognizable to Peacock’s contemporaries, including characters based on Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Mr. Glowry’s son Scythrop (also modeled on a famous Romantic,…

Our popular edition of Frankenstein just got better! Welcome to Broadview’s Online Critical Editions

Hello everyone, This fall at Broadview we are trying something new and exciting with three of our best-loved Broadview Editions—Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: we are publishing extensive websites focused on critical approaches to each text. These Online Critical Editions will include a dozen or more…

St. Leon

Set in Europe during the Protestant Reformation and first published in 1799, St. Leon tells the story of an impoverished aristocrat who obtains the philosopher’s stone and the elixir of immortality. In this philosophical fable, endless riches and immortal life prove to be curses rather than gifts and transform St. Leon into an outcast. William…