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Dear Reader,
I hope that you will be impressed by the breadth of our
publishing represented by this catalogue. Nineteenth-century
studies is one of the strongest areas of our list both in terms of
our monographs and also our major works.
We have a number of monograph series with a strong focus on
the nineteenth century, especially our Science and Culture in
the Nineteenth Century series (see pp. 8–11) which will soon
be publishing its twenty-ffth volume. While other series are
not exclusively focused on this period most of the volumes
should appeal to Victorianists and other scholars of the
nineteenth century such as our Empires in Perspective series
(p. 3) and our Gender and Genre series (p. 6).
We also have some exciting major works including The
Making of the Modern Police, 1780–1914 (p. 16) and Travel
and Tourism in Britain, 1700–1914 (p. 17). Both these sets’
main focus is frmly on this key century of change. For those
with literary interests we are also continuing with our ground-
breaking edition of The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant,
one of the most prolifc and infuential literary fgures of the
age (p. 23–4).
Whatever your area of research I am sure that you will fnd
something of value in these pages. I would also be delighted
to hear from you with any suggestions for new works to add to
our ever-growing list.
Mark Pollard
Publishing Director
Sketches of
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Class and Colonialism in
Antarctic Exploration,
Ben Maddison
Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000
people visited Antarctica. Yet,
despite such a large number the
historiography has ignored all but
a handful of celebrated explorers.
Sailers, sealers, whalers, cooks,
mechanics, engineers, stokers and
radio operators, as well as local
populations in southern Africa,
Australasia, the Pacifc and South
America were vital. In telling the
story of these forgotten facilitators,
Maddison argues that Antarctic
exploration can be seen as an offshoot
of European colonialism.
Empires in Perspective
c.256pp: 234x156: April 2014
HB 978 1 84893 418 4: £60/$99
Medicine and Colonialism:
Historical Perspectives in India and
South Africa
Editor: Poonam Bala
Focusing on India and South Africa the
essays in this collection address power
and enforced modernity as applied to
medicine. Clashes between traditional
methods of healing and the practices
brought in by colonizers are explored
across both territories.
Jeffrey Jentzen, Steve Phatlane, Howard
Phillips, Katherine Royer, Jonathan Saha,
Arabinda Samanta, Samiparna Samanta,
Natasha Sarkar, Sally Swartz and Russel
Empires in Perspective: 22
256pp: 234x156: January 2014
HB 978 1 84893 465 8: £60/$99
Baudin, Napoleon and the
Exploration of Australia
Nicole Starbuck
This is the frst in-depth study of the
sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas
Baudin’s scientifc expedition to
Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses
on the reconstruction of the voyage
during the expedition’s stay in colonial
Sydney and how this sheds new light
on our understanding of French
society, politics and science in the era
of Bonaparte.
Empires in Perspective: 21
208pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 210 4: £60/$99
Arctic Exploration in the
Nineteenth Century:
Discovering the Northwest Passage
Editor: Frédéric Regard
Focusing on nineteenth-century
attempts to locate the northwest
passage, the essays in this volume
present this quest as a central element
of British culture.
Jan Borm, Laurent Bury, Janice Cavell,
Catherine Lanone, I S MacLaren, Catherine
Pesso-Miquel, Russel A Potter, Charlotte
Ribeyrol and Penny Russell
Empires in Perspective: 20
240pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 272 2: £60/$99
British Engineers and Africa,
Casper Andersen
Andersen reconstructs the networks
and activities of Britain’s engineers
while focusing on London as a centre
of imperial expansion. He analyses
how ideas and technologies were
exchanged between colonial powers
and the colonized.
‘a thought-provoking book about the
relationship between engineering and
empire ... this important work will
stimulate debate about the critical role
the engineering profession played’
Technology and Culture
Empires in Perspective: 16
256pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 118 3: £60/$99
Law and Imperialism:
Criminality and Constitution in Colonial
India and Victorian England
Preeti Nijhar
Tension between colonizers and the
colonized lies at the heart of this study.
Primary source material from both
British Parliamentary Papers and
colonial archive material is used to
provide evidence of legal change and
‘a fascinating study of legal hierarchies
in Britain and India.’ Victorian
Empires in Perspective: 10
256pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 639 4: £60/$99
British Narratives of
Exploration: Case Studies on the
Self and Other
Editor: Frédéric Regard
British travel narratives are used to
investigate how the early explorers’
sense of self was destabilised by
encounters with the Other.
Nicoletta Brazzelli, Anne-Pascale Bruneau,
Kof Campbell, Line Cottegnies, Cheryl
Cundell, Anne Dromart, Florence D’Souza,
Catherine Lanone, Sophie Lemercier-
Goddard, Christian Moser, Nick Myers,
Ladan Niayesh, Sandhya Patel, Frédéric
Regard, Virginia Richter, Robert Sayre and
Jennifer Scott
Empires in Perspective: 9
256pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 620 2: £60/$99
Missionary Education and
Empire in Late Colonial
India, 1860–1920
Hayden J A Bellenoit
‘Essential ... reading for anyone
concerned with subcontinental religion
and the missionary impulse in the
post-Mutiny period, Bellenoit’s project
is formidably researched and closely
argued.’ Ecclesiastical History
Empires in Perspective: 3
288pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 894 7: £60/$99
Empires in
Series Editor: Durba Ghosh
This series explores empire and
imperial history through a diverse
range of methodological approaches
and topics, encouraging studies
of political, social, economic and
cultural history.
Insanity and the Lunatic
Asylum in the Nineteenth
Editors: Thomas Knowles and
Serena Trowbridge
The essays in this collection look at
the asylum from the perspective of the
place itself – its architecture, funding
and purpose – and at the experience
of those who were sent there. Fictional
as well as historical sources are used in
order to present a study of the asylum
both as it was and as it was perceived
in the popular imagination.
Elaine Bailey, Claire Chatterton, Amanda
Finelli, Helen Goodman, Kostas Makras,
Bernard Melling, Shawn Phillips, Jennifer
Wallis, Will Wiles and Rebecca Wynter
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
c.256pp: 234x156: March 2015
HB 978 1 84893 452 8: £60/$99
Consuls and the Institutions
of Global Capitalism,
Ferry de Goey
The nineteenth century saw the
expansion of Western infuence
across the globe. A consular presence
in a new territory had numerous
advantages for business and trade.
Using specifc case studies de Goey
demonstrates the key role played
by consuls in the rise of the global
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
c.256pp: 234x156: September 2014
HB 978 1 84893 316 3: £60/$99
Jewish Immigrants in
London, 1880–1939
Susan L Tananbaum
Between 1880 and 1939, a quarter
of a million European Jews settled
in England, with many thousands
more passing through on their way
to America. Tananbaum explores the
differing ways in which the existing
Anglo-Jewish communities, local
government and education and welfare
organizations sought to socialize
these new arrivals, focusing on the
experiences of working-class women
and children.
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
c.256pp: 234x156: February 2014
HB 978 1 84893 442 9: £60/$99
Drink in the Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Centuries
Editors: Susanne Schmid and
Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp
The two hundred years covered in this
volume saw the emergence of urban
public places connecting drinking and
sociability. The case studies explore
drinking culture from a variety of
perspectives, including literature,
history, anthropology and the history
of medicine.
Brian Cowan, Monika Elbert, Karen
Harvey, Gunther Hirschfelder, Norbert
Lennartz, Rolf Lessenich, Anja Müller-
Wood, Fritz-Wilhelm Neumann, Jonathan
Reinarz, Caroline Rosenthal, Elmar
Schenkel, John Carter Wood, Rebecca
Wynter and Eva-Sabine Zehelein
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
c.256pp: 234x156: January 2014
HB 978 1 84893 436 8: £60/$99
Residential Institutions in
Britain, 1725–1970:
Inmates and Environments
Editors: Jane Hamlett, Lesley
Hoskins and Rebecca Preston
Institutions were intended to mould
their inhabitants, and were organized
in line with professional and economic
constraints, public opinion, or the
need to appeal to potential inmates.
The essays in this collection explore
both organizational intentions and
inhabitants’ experiences in a diverse
range of British residential institutions
during a period when such provision
was dramatically increasing.
John Black, Jeremy Boulton, Fiona Fisher,
Louise Hide, Michelle Johansen, Mary
Clare Martin, Matthew L Newsom Kerr,
Krisztina Robert, Stephen Soanes and
William Whyte
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 27
256pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 366 8: £60/$99
Respectability and the
London Poor, 1780–1870:
The Value of Virtue
Lynn MacKay
The population of London soared
during the Industrial Revolution and
the poorer areas became iconic places
of overcrowding and vice. Recent
studies of the ‘civilizing mission’ of
middle-class Londoners determined
to instigate social reform, have treated
the poor as a single, uniform group.
Though a gradual shift towards
respectability is indisputable, MacKay
argues for a more fragmentary picture.
Focusing on the communities of
Westminster, she shows that many
of the plebeian populace retained
traditional working-class pursuits,
such as gambling, drinking and blood
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 26
240pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 281 4: £60/$99
Perspectives in
Economic and
Social History
Series Editors: Andrew August
and Jari Eloranta
Books in this series offer reappraisals
of the interaction of economy and
society at the level of nation state,
region, community and family.
Policing Prostitution,
Deviance, Surveillance and Morality
Catherine Lee
Prostitution was rife in the cities of
Victorian Britain. Focusing on the
ports, dockyards and garrison towns
of Kent, this study examines the social
and economic factors that could cause
a woman to turn to prostitution, and
how such women were policed. Lee
demonstrates that nineteenth-century
prostitution is best understood as part
of the wider context of policing and
urban control.
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 24
224pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 274 6: £60/$99
Meat, Commerce and the City:
The London Food Market, 1800–1855
Robyn S Metcalfe
In 1800 Smithfeld Market was the
largest cattle market in the world. But
new concerns over sanitation, as well
as changing views about the purpose
of public space, meant that the market
became an issue of contention,
culminating in the Smithfeld Removal
Act of 1851. Metcalfe examines
the struggle between the market’s
supporters and detractors and argues
that this demonstrates a major shift in
the way the urban landscape came to
be used.
‘a fascinating read for anyone wanting
to learn more about an important,
hitherto neglected aspect of the growth
and development of the Victorian
metropolis.’ Urban History
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 18
272pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 290 6: £60/$99
Financing India’s Imperial
Railways, 1875–1914
Stuart Sweeney
The Indian railway network began as
a liberal experiment to promote trade
and commerce, the distribution of
food and military mobility. Sweeney’s
study focuses on Britain’s largest
overseas investment project during
the nineteenth century, offering a
new perspective on the Anglo-Indian
‘the book is a welcome addition for
any specialists working in the feld’
Business History
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 14
272pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 047 6: £60/$99
The Clothing Trade in
Provincial England,
Alison Toplis
Drawing on evidence from a range of
sources including newspapers, trade
directories, court records, visual
sources and surviving garments, Toplis
investigates how the apparel of the
mass of the British population was
‘Toplis has produced a meticulously
researched and detailed analysis,
which both complements and adds to
existing work on the history of retailing,
clothing, and fashion.’ Textile History
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 12
256pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 116 9: £60/$99
London Clerical Workers,
1880–1914: Development of the
Labour Market
Michael Heller
This monograph is a comprehensive
study of metropolitan clerks. Changes
in work conditions and a benign
labour market are seen to have
important long term implications for
the history of work in London.
‘sheds important new light on the
day-to-day lives of the hundreds of
thousands of young men who helped
transform the world of work’ Journal
of British Studies
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 8
272pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 054 4: £60/$99
English Catholics and the
Education of the Poor,
Eric G Tenbus
Filling an important gap in the
historiography of Victorian Britain,
Tenbus examines the English Catholic
Church’s efforts during the second half
of the nineteenth century to provide
elementary education for Catholics.
‘a much-needed and well-executed
comprehensive study of Roman Catholic
primary education’ Journal of British
Perspectives in Economic and Social History: 5
224pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 038 4: £60/$99
The New Man, Masculinity
and Marriage in the Victorian
Tara MacDonald
Though the term ‘New Man’ was
not coined until 1894, MacDonald
locates earlier examples of the
character throughout the Victorian
era, including the novels of Charles
Dickens, Anne Bronte, George Eliot
and George Gissing. By tracing the rise
of the New Man alongside novelistic
changes in the representations of
marriage, MacDonald shows how this
fgure encouraged Victorian writers to
reassess masculine behaviour and to
re-imagine the marriage-plot in light
of wider social changes.
Gender and Genre
c.256pp: 234x156: April 2015
HB 978 1 84893 491 7: £72/$99
The Lesbian Muse and Poetic
Identity, 1889–1930
Sarah Parker
Throughout history the poetic muse
has tended to be (a passive) female
and the poet male. Parker looks at
fn-de-siècle and modernist lyric poets
and identifes three key strategies:
the reconfguring of the muse as a
contemporary instead of a historical/
mythological fgure; the muse as a
male fgure; and an interchangeable
poet/muse relationship, granting
agency to both.
Gender and Genre: 12
240pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 386 6: £60/$99
Art and Womanhood in
Fin-de-Siecle Writing:
The Fiction of Lucas Malet, 1880–1931
Catherine Delyfer
Malet’s novels reference contemporary
paintings and her – often subversive –
interpretations of them. The language
of the visual arts is used as a literary
device, disrupting the narrative
structure and creating a deliberate
stylistic tension. This is the frst
book-length study of Malet’s novels.
Delyfer’s analysis not only provides
an insight into the development of
her unique style, but demonstrates
her importance in the development of
Modernist female writing.
Gender and Genre: 6
224pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 105 3: £60/$99
Victorian Settler Narratives:
Emigrants, Cosmopolitans and Returnees
in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Editor: Tamara S Wagner
This edited collection from a
distinguished group of contributors
explores a range of topics including
literature as imperialist propaganda,
the representation of the colonies in
British literature, the emergence of
literary culture in the colonies and the
creation of new gender roles such as
‘girl Crusoes’ in works of fction.
Terri Doughty, Michelle Elleray, Mary Ellen
Kappler, Amy J Lloyd, John McBratney,
Kirstine Moffat, Grace Moore, Kristine
Moruzi, Linda H Peterson, Michelle J
Smith, Terra Walston Joseph, Susan
Walton and Dorice Williams Elliott
Gender and Genre: 5
288pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 107 7: £60/$99
Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming
Authority in Transatlantic Women’s
Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century
Sigrid Anderson Cordell
Traditional divisions between
Victorian and American studies have
largely dictated that these two groups
of writers be treated as isolated
entities. Cordell draws on both
women’s studies and book history to
bridge this gap.
‘an excellent contribution ... compelling.’
Victorian Studies
Gender and Genre: 4
160pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 023 0: £60/$99
Mary Cholmondeley
Editors: Carolyn W de la L Oulton
and SueAnn Schatz
This study represents the rekindling of
interest in a writer whose signifcant
position within late Victorian writing
is only now beginning to be recognized
by scholars and critics of the feld.
‘provide[s] a compelling argument for
scholars to become more familiar with a
wider range of Cholmondeley’s writing.’
Victorian Studies
Brenda Ayres, Marlene Baldwin Davis,
Christine Bayles Kortsch, Benedetta Bini,
Kirsty Bunting, Patricia Murphy, Linda H
Peterson, Jennifer M Stolpa Flatt, Tamara
Wagner and Karen Yuen
Gender and Genre: 2
240pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 651 6: £60/$99
Let the Flowers Go:
A Life of Mary Cholmondeley
Carolyn W de la L Oulton
Giving a comprehensive critique of
Cholmondeley’s writings, Oulton
analyses the inspiration and infuences
behind some of her greatest work and
provides an appealing biography of
a writer whose work is of increasing
interest to modern scholars.
‘this outstanding biography provides
expert scholarship as well as a
thoroughly engrossing story.’ Victorian
Gender and Genre: 1
272pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 649 3: £60/$99
Gender and
Series Editor: Ann Heilmann
This series is dedicated to publishing
intellectually innovative and
diverse studies on the relationship
between gender and genre from the
Renaissance to the contemporary.
Aestheticism and the
Marriage Market in Victorian
Popular Fiction:
The Art of Female Beauty
Kirby-Jane Hallum
Based on close readings of fve
Victorian novels, Hallum presents
an original study of the interaction
between popular fction, the
marriage market and the aesthetic
movement. She uses the texts to trace
the development of aestheticism,
examining the differences between
the authors, including their approach,
style and gender. Wider issues
concerning Victorian womanhood and
of marriage as a commodity are also
Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace
c.256pp: 234x156: June 2015
HB 978 1 84893 481 8: £60/$99
William Clark Russell and
the Victorian Nautical Novel:
Gender, Genre and the Marketplace
Andrew Nash
William Clark Russell wrote more
than forty nautical novels. Immensely
popular in their time, his works were
admired by contemporary writers,
such as Conan Doyle and Stevenson.
Based on extensive archival research,
Nash explores this remarkable career.
Exploring gender ideology, the
emergence of genre fction and the
infuence of the marketplace, Nash
places Russell’s work at the centre
of current debates on late Victorian
literature and book history.
Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace
c.256pp: 234x156: April 2014
HB 978 1 84893 376 7: £60/$99
Women’s University Fiction,
Anna Bogen
The rise of the middle classes brought
a sharp increase in the number of
young men and women able to attend
university. Developing in the wake
of this increase, the university novel
often centred on male undergraduates
at either Oxford or Cambridge. Bogen
argues that an analysis of the lesser
known female narratives can provide
new insights into education, religion,
politics, literary culture and sexuality.
Works by Virginia Woolf, Rosamond
Lehman and Vera Brittain – as well as
many forgotten writers – are used as
case studies and are set in their literary
and historical context.
Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace: 5
240pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 408 5: £60/$99
The Business of the Novel:
Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of
Simon R Frost
Frost shows how aesthetics and
economics have been combined in
a great work of literature. Widely
acknowledged as one of the great
English novels, Middlemarch was
published at a time which saw the
emergence of a commodity-based
culture. Frost examines the history
of Middlemarch’s composition and
publication within the context of
Victorian demand, then goes on to
consider the interpretation, reception
and consumption of the book.
‘a worthwhile and interesting
study which successfully combines
the empirical, the theoretical and
the critically pugnacious to offer
a new way of exploring some of
the hidden relationships operating
in the nineteenth-century literary
marketplace.’ SHARP News
Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace: 1
256pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 194 7: £60/$99
Until Darwin, Science,
Human Variety and the
Origins of Race
B Ricardo Brown
Until the publication of On the
Origin of Species, the prevailing
theory was that humans were made
up of fve separate species. This view
was favoured by those looking for
a justifcation for slavery. Focusing
on both the classifcation systems of
human variety and the development of
science as ‘truth’, Brown looks at the
rise of biology and sociology and the
debate surrounding abolition.
‘Brown has tackled a complex subject
with tools that could lead to valuable
new insights.’ British Journal for the
History of Science
224pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 100 8: £60/$99
Literary Texts
and the Popular
Series Editors: Kate Macdonald
and Ann Rea
This series offers monographs and
edited collections of essays that
examine the extents and effects of
writing that resists the uncritical
embrace of the highbrow. Crossing
both cultural and geographic
boundaries, it brings together studies
of texts, writers, readers, producers
and distributors.
Astronomy in India,
Joydeep Sen
Indian scientifc achievements in
the early twentieth century are
well known, with a number of
heralded individuals making globally
recognized strides in the feld of
astrophysics. Covering the period
from the foundation of the Asiatick
Society in 1784 to the establishment
of the Indian Association for the
Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen
explores the relationship between
Indian astronomers and the colonial
British. He shows that from the mid
nineteenth-century, Indians were
not passive receivers of European
knowledge, but active participants
in modern scientifc observational
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
c.256pp: 234x156: July 2014
HB 978 1 84893 456 6: £60/$99
The Age of Scientifc
Naturalism: Tyndall and His
Editors: Bernard Lightman and
Michael S Reidy
Physicist John Tyndall and his
contemporaries were at the forefront
of developing the cosmology of
scientifc naturalism during the
Victorian period. Contributors
focus on the way Tyndall and his
correspondents developed their
ideas through letters, periodicals
and scientifc journals and challenge
previously held assumptions about
who gained authority, and how they
attained and defended their position
within the scientifc community.
Melinda Baldwin, Ruth Barton, Janet
Browne, Joshua Howe, Elizabeth Neswald,
Josipa Petrunic, Jeremiah Rankin,
Jonathan Smith, Robert W Smith and
Michael Taylor
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
c.256pp: 234x156: February 2014
HB 978 1 84893 463 4: £60/$99
Uncommon Contexts:
Encounters between Science and
Literature, 1800–1914
Editors: Ben Marsden, Hazel
Hutchison and Ralph O’Connor
Britain in the long nineteenth century
developed an increasing interest in
science of all kinds. The essays in
this collection uncover the symbiotic
relationship between literature and
science. Specifc case studies include
the engineering language used by
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role
of physiology in the development of
the sensation novel and how mass
communication made people lonely.
Alice Jenkins, Melanie Keene, Anne Secord,
Crosbie Smith and Paul White
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 23
256pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 362 0: £60/$99
The Medical Trade Catalogue
in Britain, 1870–1914
Claire L Jones
By the late nineteenth century,
advances in medical knowledge,
technology and pharmaceuticals
led to the development of a thriving
commercial industry. The medical
trade catalogue became one of the
most important means of promoting
the latest tools and techniques to
practitioners. Drawing on over 400
catalogues produced between 1870
and 1914, Jones presents a study
of the changing nature of medical
professionalism. She examines the
use of the catalogue in connecting
the previously separate worlds of
medicine and commerce and discusses
its importance to the study of print
history more widely.
‘vastly expands our understandings
of the modern medical profession by
locating much of its growth and shape
in the late Victorian and Edwardian
commercial world.’ Christopher
Lawrence, University College
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 22
256pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 443 6: £60/$99
The Making of Modern
Anthrax, 1875–1920: Uniting
Local, National and Global Histories of
James F Stark
From the mid-nineteenth century
onwards a number of previously
unknown conditions were recorded in
both animals and humans. Known by a
variety of names, and found in diverse
locations, by the end of the century
these diseases were united under the
banner of ‘anthrax’. Stark offers a fresh
perspective on the history of infectious
disease. He examines anthrax in
terms of local, national and global
signifcance, and constructs a narrative
that spans public, professional and
geographic domains.
‘an exemplary study of how local history
can inform our understanding of
major changes in medicine and science
across the world.’ Michael Worboys,
University of Manchester
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 21
272pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 446 7: £60/$99
Science and
Culture in the
Series Editor: Bernard Lightman
Includes studies of major
developments within the disciplines
as well as works on popular science.
The evolution of scientifc ideas is
placed in its social, political, religious,
cultural, imperial and international
Brewing Science, Technology
and Print, 1700–1880
James Sumner
How did the brewing of beer become
a scientifc process? Sumner explores
this question by charting the theory
and practice of the trade in Britain
and Ireland during the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries. From an
oral culture derived from home-based
skills, brewing industrialized rapidly
and developed an extensive trade
literature, based increasingly on the
authority of chemical experiment.
The role of taxation is also examined,
and the emergence of brewing as a
profession is set within its social and
technical context.
‘Fantastic scholarship has produced a
book that is essential reading for anyone
interested in a vital and fascinating slice
of British brewing history.’ Martyn
Cornell, author of ‘Beer: The Story
of the Pint’ (2003)
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 19
320pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 423 8: £60/$99
The Making of British
Anthropology, 1813–1871
Efram Sera-Shriar
Victorian anthropology has been
derided as an ‘armchair practice’,
distinct from the scientifc discipline
of the twentieth century. Sera-Shriar
argues that anthropology at this time
went through a process of innovation
which built on scientifcally grounded
observational study. Far from being
an evolutionary dead end, nineteenth-
century anthropology laid the
foundations for the feld-based science
of anthropology today.
‘A valuable contribution to the history
of the “study of man” over the long
nineteenth century. Sera-Shriar gives
us an intellectual lineage from Prichard
to Tylor, opening up new ways of
thinking about a form of thought
that undoubtedly lay at the heart of
imperial expansion and governance.’
Sujit Sivasundaram, University of
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 18
272pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 394 1: £60/$99
Free Will and the Human
Sciences in Britain, 1870–1910
Roger Smith
Smith takes an in-depth look at the
problem of free will through the prism
of different disciplines. Physiology,
psychology, philosophy, evolutionary
theory, ethics, history and sociology all
played a part in the debates that took
place. His subtly nuanced navigation
through these arguments has much
to contribute to our understanding of
Victorian and Edwardian science and
culture, as well as having relevance to
current debates on the role of genes in
determining behaviour.
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 17
288pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 359 0: £60/$99
Popular Exhibitions, Science
and Showmanship, 1840–1910
Editors: Joe Kember, John
Plunkett and Jill A Sullivan
Victorian culture was characterized
by a proliferation of shows and
exhibitions. These were encouraged by
the development of new sciences and
technologies, together with changes in
transportation, education and leisure
patterns. The essays in this collection
look at exhibitions and their infuence
in terms of location, technology and
‘This fascinating collection of essays
breaks new ground in its representation
of the central place of exhibitions in
Victorian culture ... a must read for
anyone who wants to understand
how and why science became part
of nineteenth-century culture.’ Iwan
Morus, Aberystwyth University
Diarmid A Finnegan, Martin Hewitt, Verity
Hunt, Bernard Lightman, John Miller, Ilja
Nieuwland, Fiona Pettit, Sadiah Qureshi,
Caroline Radcliffe, Beverley Rogers and
Martin Willis
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 16
304pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 306 4: £60/$99
Vision, Science and
Literature, 1870–1920:
Ocular Horizons
Martin Willis
Willis explores the role of vision and
the culture of observation in Victorian
and modernist ways of seeing. He
charts the characterization of vision
through four organizing principles
– small, large, past and future – to
survey Victorian conceptions of what
vision was. He then explores how this
Victorian vision infuenced twentieth-
century ways of seeing, when
anxieties over visual ‘truth’ became
entwined with modernist rejections of
‘a highly original work and a landmark
study whose impact is likely to be long
lasting’ European Society for the
Study of English
Winner: British Society for ◊
Literature and Science Annual
Prize, 2011
Winner: Cultural Studies in ◊
English Prize, 2012
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 15
320pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 234 0: £60/$99
The British Arboretum:
Trees, Science and Culture in the
Nineteenth Century
Paul A Elliott, Charles Watkins
and Stephen Daniels
The authors critically examine
different kinds of arboretum in order
to understand the changing practical,
scientifc, aesthetic and pedagogical
principles that underpinned their
design, display and the way in which
they were viewed.
‘A valuable acquisition for academic
libraries supporting curricula in
landscape architecture, Victorian
culture, or the history of science. Highly
recommended.’ CHOICE
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 14
320pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 097 1: £60/$99
Communicating Physics:
The Production, Circulation and
Appropriation of Ganot’s Textbooks in
France and England, 1851–1887
Josep Simon
The textbooks written by Adolphe
Ganot played a major role in
shaping the way physics was taught
in schools. Simon’s Franco-British
case study looks at the role of two
of Ganot’s books. The study is novel
for its international comparison of
nineteenth-century physics and for
its emphasis on the communication
of science rather than on the science
‘provides fresh perspectives on
nineteenth-century physics by means
of an original narrative based on a
fne-grained study of the production,
circulation and appropriation of Ganot’s
famous textbook on physics.’ Ambix
Winner: Marc-Auguste Pictet ◊
Prize, 2010
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 13
256pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 130 5: £60/$99
The Science of History in
Victorian Britain:
Making the Past Speak
Ian Hesketh
New attitudes towards history
in nineteenth-century Britain
saw a rejection of romantic,
literary techniques in favour
of a professionalized, scientifc
methodology. The development of
history as a scientifc discipline was
undertaken by several key historians
of the Victorian period, infuenced
by German scientifc history and
British natural philosophy. Hesketh
examines parallels between the
professionalization of both history
and science at the time and challenges
accepted notions of a single scientifc
approach to history.
‘well planned, well informed and
genuinely well written.’ Victorian
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 12
240pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 126 8: £60/$99
Regionalizing Science: Placing
Knowledges in Victorian England
Simon Naylor
Victorian England produced an
enormous amount of scientifc
endeavour, but what has previously
been overlooked is the important role
of geography on these developments.
Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance
by presenting a historical geography
of regional science, taking an in-depth
look at the county of Cornwall.
‘provides a sophisticated and
empirically grounded new regional
geography of scientifc culture in the
nineteenth century.’ H-Net Reviews
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 11
264pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 85196 636 3: £60/$99
Communities of Science in
Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Juliana Adelman
Adelman challenges historians to
reassess the relationship between
science and society, showing that the
unique situation in Victorian Ireland
can nonetheless have important
implications for wider European
interpretations of the development of
this relationship during a period of
signifcant change.
‘Dr Adelman has put all students of
nineteenth-century Irish history in
her debt by producing such a well-
researched, well-presented and
stimulating study.’ Irish Historical
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 10
240pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 653 0: £60/$99
Natural History Societies and
Civic Culture in Victorian
Diarmid A Finnegan
The relationship between science
and civil society is essential to our
understanding of cultural change
during the Victorian era. Science was
frequently packaged as an appropriate
form of civic culture, inculcating
virtues necessary for civic progress. In
turn, civic culture was presented as an
appropriate context for enabling and
supporting scientifc progress.
Finnegan looks at the shifting nature
of this process during the nineteenth
century, using Scotland as the focus
for his argument.
‘should be on the shelves of anyone
interested in nineteenth-century science
in the British Isles.’ ISIS
Winner: The Frank Watson Prize ◊
in Scottish History, 2011
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 9
272pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 658 5: £60/$99
James Watt, Chemist:
Understanding the Origins of the
Steam Age
David Philip Miller
In the Victorian era, James Watt
became an iconic engineer, but in his
own time he was also an infuential
chemist. Miller examines Watt’s
illustrious engineering career in light
of his parallel interest in chemistry,
arguing that Watt’s conception
of steam engineering relied upon
chemical understandings.
‘will be especially valuable to readers
interested in the science of the period.
Highly Recommended.’ CHOICE
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 8
256pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 974 6: £60/$99
Typhoid in Uppingham:
Analysis of a Victorian Town and School
in Crisis, 1875–7
Nigel Richardson
Richardson explores public health
strategy and central-local government
relations during the mid-nineteenth-
century, using Uppingham as a case
study. This study illuminates wider
themes in Victorian public medicine,
including the diffculty of diagnosing
typhoid before breakthroughs in
bacteriological research, the problems
faced in implementing reform and the
length of time it took London ideas
and practice to flter into rural areas.
‘meticulously researched and carefully
analysed ... manages to illuminate the
wider picture of medicine and public
health in rural England in the mid-
Victorian period.’ Victorian Studies
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 5
288pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 991 3: £60/$99
Domesticating Electricity:
Technology, Uncertainty and Gender,
Graeme Gooday
This is an innovative and original
study of the history of electricity
during the late Victorian and
Edwardian periods. Gooday shows
how technology, authority and gender
interacted in pre-World War I Britain.
The rapid take-up of electrical light
and domestic appliances on both sides
of the Atlantic had a wide-ranging
effect on consumer habits and the
division of labour within the home.
‘masterfully articulates an aspect of
modern everyday culture that has
been surprisingly overlooked from an
interdisciplinary perspective.’ The
British Society for Literature and
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 7
256pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 975 3: £60/$99
Science and Eccentricity:
Collecting, Writing and Performing
Science for Early Nineteenth-Century
Victoria Carroll
This monograph is the frst scholarly
history of eccentricity, which
was central to how people in the
nineteenth century understood their
world. Carroll explores how discourses
of eccentricity were established to
make sense of individuals who did
not seem to ft within an increasingly
organized social and economic order.
She focuses on the natural philosopher
William Martin, the fossilist Thomas
Hawkins and the taxidermist Charles
‘Carroll persuasively establishes the
historical specifcity of eccentricity to
nineteenth-century scientifc, literary,
and popular culture, as well as the
formative way eccentricity functioned in
relation to scientifc disciplines’ History
and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 4
304pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 940 1: £60/$99
The Transit of Venus
Enterprise in Victorian
Jessica Ratcliff
In the second half of the nineteenth
century, the British Government spent
a vast amount of money measuring
the distance between the earth and the
sun using observations of the transit
of Venus. Hundreds of expeditions
were organized by countries across the
globe to collect data on the transits
of 1874 and 1882. Ratcliff presents a
clear and compelling narrative of the
two Victorian transit programmes.
‘remarkably informed, insightful, and
accessible’ Technology and Culture
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 3
320pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 541 0: £60/$99
Styles of Reasoning in the
British Life Sciences: Shared
Assumptions, 1820–58
James Elwick
Elwick explores how the concept of
‘compound individuality’ brought
together life scientists working in
pre-Darwinian London. Discussion of
a ‘bodily oeconomy’ was widespread.
But by 1860 the most famboyant
discussions of compound individuality
had come to an end. Elwick relates
the growth and decline of questions
about compound individuality to wider
nineteenth-century debates about
research standards and causality.
‘A stimulating and highly original book’
History and Philosophy of the Life
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 1
244pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 920 3: £60/$99
Citizen Soldiers and the
British Empire, 1837–1902
Editor: Ian F W Beckett
Each essay focuses on a specifc case
to account for the development and
military performance of different
auxiliary forces across the Empire.
Taken together they describe the wider
social, political and cultural contexts
in which these forces operated.
‘Beckett has brought together an
excellent team of contributors and
produced a volume that complements
admirably his own writing on citizen
soldiers in Victorian England.’
War in History
Timothy Bowman, William Butler, John
Crawford, Bob Marmion, Stephen M Miller,
Kaushik Roy, Tim Stapleton and James A
Warfare, Society and Culture: 7
240pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 204 3: £60/$99
Institutionalizing the Insane
in Nineteenth-Century
Anna Shepherd
The nineteenth century brought
an increased awareness of mental
disorder, epitomized in the Asylum
Acts of 1808 and 1845. The desire
to contain or cure the afficted led
to an unprecedented growth of
asylums across England and Wales.
Shepherd compares and contrasts
two very different institutions to
provide a nuanced account of the
nineteenth-century mental health
system. In doing so she explores issues
including the patient population, staff,
treatments and therapeutic outcomes,
incorporating an interrogation of the
accepted roles of class and gender.
Studies for the Society for the Social History of
c.256pp: 234x156: January 2014
HB 978 1 84893 431 3: £60/$99
War and the Militarization
of British Army Medicine,
Catherine Kelly
During the French Revolutionary and
Napoleonic Wars, British doctors
travelled in unprecedented numbers
to foreign locations where they were
confronted with battlefeld injuries,
virulent and mysterious diseases, and
complex military politics that few
had encountered before. Kelly places
development of the ‘military medical
offcer’ within the broader context of
changes to British medicine during the
frst half of the nineteenth century.
‘a most valuable addition to a
bourgeoning area of medical historical
scholarship’ Social History of
Studies for the Society for the Social History of
Medicine: 5
236pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 183 1: £60/$99
The Optical Munitions
Industry in Great Britain,
Stephen C Sambrook
The story of the optical munitions
industry embraces not only
entrepreneurship and invention, but
also aspects of military technology
and international politics. Running
counter to the general decline of
technological industries in post-
Victorian Britain, optical munitions
provides an important, previously
overlooked, study into the business of
Studies in Business History: 5
272pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 312 5: £60/$99
Entrepreneurial Families:
Business, Marriage and Life in the Early
Nineteenth Century
Andrew Popp
Popp examines the Shaw family
business to present a study of
entrepreneurism that puts the family
centre stage. This focus on the
infuence of social relationships marks
a new direction in business history,
one that provides a more nuanced
picture of economic development in
nineteenth-century Britain.
‘in this charming study [Popp] has
succeeded in his aim of humanising
business history, and the implications of
his approach are profound’ Reviews in
Studies in Business History: 3
208pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 236 4: £60/$99
Crime and the Fascist State,
Tiago Pires Marques
By studying the development of Italy’s
penal system, Pires Marques provides
valuable insights into the wider
political culture of European society.
Focusing on the rise of Fascism in
Spain and Portugal as well as Italy,
he examines the role of religious,
economic and political factors in the
making of penal laws. He shows that,
from the late nineteenth century, Italy
led the way in instigating penal reform
as a political tool to impose law and
order on an increasingly urban society.
Studies for the International Society for Cultural
240pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 399 6: £60/$99
Studies for the
Society for the
Social History of
Series Editors: David Cantor and
Keir Waddington
The series is concerned with all
aspects of health, illness and
medicine, from antiquity to the
present, in all parts of the globe.
Gender and Space in Rural
Britain, 1840–1920
Editors: Gemma Goodman and
Charlotte Mathieson
The essays in this collection focus on
the ways rural life was represented
during the long nineteenth century.
Issues of national vs regional
identity, class, gender and sexuality
are discussed. Contributors bring
expertise from the felds of history,
geography and literature to present an
interdisciplinary study of the interplay
between rural space and gender during
a time of increasing industrialization
and social change.
Roger Ebbatson, Christen Ericsson-
Penfold, Karina Jakubowicz, Eliza S K
Leong, Lynsey McCulloch, Katherine
Montgomery, Barry Sloan and Samantha
Warwick Series in the Humanities
c.256pp: 234x156: March 2014
HB 978 1 84893 440 5: £60/$99
Picturing Women’s Health
Editors: Kate Scarth, Francesca
Scott and Ji Won Chung
Women’s lives changed considerably
over the course of the long nineteenth
century. As new roles and behaviours
became available to them, the ways
in which they were represented also
increased. The essays in this collection
examine women in diverse roles;
mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity,
medical practitioner and patient. The
wide range of commentators allows
a diverse picture of women’s health
in this period. Findings are discussed
within the historical, medical,
sociological, literary and art historical
contexts of the period to make a truly
interdisciplinary study.
Claire Brock, Chrisy Dennis, Katherine
Ford, Alexandra Lewis, Hilary Marland,
Andrew McInnes, Joseph Morrissey, Sarah
Richardson, Tabitha Sparks and Susannah
Warwick Series in the Humanities
c.256pp: 234x156: June 2014
HB 978 1 84893 424 5: £60/$99
British Masculinity and the
YMCA, 1844–1914
Geoff Spurr
In 1844 the YMCA was founded
in London by a group of drapers’
assistants. From its roots as an
evangelical Christian brotherhood
the organization evolved to provide
physical and educational pastimes and
opportunities to a large proportion
of lower-middle-class men. Blending
social, gender and religious histories,
Spurr argues that the YMCA became
key in defning masculinity for this
large social group and that in turn
they helped to dictate the development
of the organization before the First
World War.
The Body, Gender and Culture
c.256pp: 234x156: April 2014
HB 978 1 84893 330 9: £60/$99
The Prostitute’s Body: Rewriting
Prostitution in Victorian Britain
Nina Attwood
For too long historians have imposed
on the literature a restricted narrative
of Victorian attitudes to prostitution.
Attwood argues for a multifaceted
representation amongst Victorian
observers, demonstrated using
political, medical, feminist, literary
and pornographic sources. The
Victorian society that emerges is
complex and fuid.
The Body, Gender and Culture: 3
224pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 84893 006 3: £60/$99
The Public Lives of Charlotte
and Marie Stopes
Stephanie Green
Charlotte Carmichael Stopes devoted
her life to the study of Shakespeare
and to the promotion of women in
public life. Though Charlotte is largely
forgotten, her daughter Marie is well
known as a passionate advocate of
sex education and women’s rights.
Green asserts that Marie’s success
can only be understood in relation to
the achievements of her mother. The
careers of the two women are further
used to argue that scholarly success in
the late nineteenth and early twentieth
century was only possible through
sustained engagement with the (male)
‘an important work of revisionary and
feminist life-writing’ Times Literary
Dramatic Lives: 2
304pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 84893 238 8: £60/$99
Utilitarianism and the Art
School in Nineteenth-Century
Malcolm Quinn
The mid-nineteenth century saw the
introduction of publicly funded art
education as an alternative to the
established private institutions. Quinn
explores the ways in which members
of parliament applied Bentham’s
utilitarian philosophy to questions of
public taste. The study offers a new
reading of utilitarianism and assesses
the extent to which it presented a
viable solution to issues of cultural
policy in nineteenth-century Britain.
‘This is a fascinating, original study. It
penetrates to the radically democratic
core of Bentham’s aesthetic ideas.’
Journal of Bentham Studies
256pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 298 2: £60/$99
Dialogue, Didacticism and
the Genres of Dispute: Literary
Dialogues in the Age of Revolution
Adrian J Wallbank
Dialogue was a pivotal genre for
the spread of Enlightenment ideas.
Focusing on non-canonical British
writers Wallbank examines the
evolution of dialogue as a genre
during the Romantic period. He
argues that dialogue often adopted
a didactic stance explicitly geared
towards making an argument sound
persuasive, and demonstrates its
infuence in the development of such
innovations as the realist novel,
philosophical perspectivism and the
advent of psychoanalysis.
‘Wallbank’s study ... will enrich our
understanding of the cultural landscape
of the period through its careful
attention to the textual and political
nuances of a genre whose important
role has too often been overlooked.’ Paul
Keen, Carleton University
The Enlightenment World: 25
304pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 279 1: £60/$99
The Cosmopolitan Ideal in
the Age of Revolution and
Reaction, 1776–1832
Michael Scrivener
Scrivener examines the new
internationalism which emerged in
Europe during the Enlightenment. A
movement that started in elite salons
moved to coffee-houses and public
bars as the polity expanded to global
dimensions. The cosmopolitan ideal
was to collapse, however, in the face of
nationalisms which developed during
the revolutionary wars in Europe.
This is the frst scholarly study of
cosmopolitanism to take into account
recent feminist and post-colonial
critiques of the Enlightenment.
‘offers a complex, frst-person
discussion of European cosmopolitan
views ... examination of lesser-known
authors and venues are valuable ...
The Enlightenment World: 2
288pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 833 6: £60/$99
The Development of the Art
Market in England:
Money as Muse, 1730–1900
Thomas M Bayer and John R Page
This book gives a comprehensive
account of the history and underlying
economics of the modern art market
in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century
Britain. Information from over 42,000
auction and dealer-based sales of
paintings in London between 1720
and 1910 reveal hitherto unknown
transaction patterns and trade
networks that offer unprecedented
insight into the operations of the art
‘a highly original, deeply researched
work of scholarship’ Business History
Financial History: 17
288pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 043 8: £60/$99
Guilty Money: The City of London
in Victorian and Edwardian Culture,
Ranald C Michie
Michie explores two traditional views
of the City as a global fnancial centre:
London as a theatre of corruption,
fraud and scandal; and as a place of
unbridled success and power for the
ambitious elite. Marrying literary
and economic analysis, Guilty Money
foregrounds the limitless possibilities
of the novel as a work of historical
documentation. This is an engaging
study of the place occupied by the City
of London within British cultural life
during the Victorian and Edwardian
‘Both informative and witty, Michie’s
book is a must for historians of
fnance as well as for those of ‘culture’.
Financial History Review
Financial History: 9
288pp: 234x156: 2009
HB 978 1 85196 892 3: £60/$99
The Heroic Life of
George Gissing
Pierre Coustillas
George Gissing (1857–1903) lived a
life worthy of the plot from one of his
own novels. An exceptionally gifted
man, born into relatively genteel
comfort, he nonetheless managed to
enter into two disastrous marriages
with working-class women, got thrown
out of university for stealing, spent
a month doing hard labour in prison
and died before the age of ffty. This
ambitious three-volume biography
examines both his life and writing
chronologically and in close detail.
‘a ftting culmination to what is very
nearly a lifetime’s work’ D J Taylor,
Times Literary Supplement (2011
and 2012 Books of the Year)
The Heroic Life of George Gissing
Part I: 1857–1888: 384pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 84893 171 8: £60/$99
Part II: 1888–1897: 384pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 173 2: £60/$99
Part III: 1897–1903: 500pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 175 6: £60/$99
Daniel O’Connell and the
Anti-Slavery Movement:
‘The Saddest People the Sun Sees’
Christine Kinealy
This study offers invaluable insight
into a much-neglected area of
historical research on this nineteenth-
century political fgure. Previous
histories on O’Connell have dealt
predominantly with his attempts to
secure a repeal of the 1800 Act of
Union and on his success in achieving
Catholic Emancipation in 1829,
Kinealy focuses instead on O’Connell’s
contribution to the anti-slavery
movement in the United States.
‘valuably brings together O’Connell’s
very active career against human
bondage and for racial equality in the
nineteenth-century Atlantic World.’
Journal of British Studies
240pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 85196 633 2: £60/$99
Wilkie Collins’s American
Tour, 1873–4
Susan R Hanes
In the autumn of 1873, Wilkie Collins
followed the example of fellow literary
celebrities Dickens and Thackeray,
and began a six-month reading tour
of America. This book places this tour
within the American lyceum movement
of the later nineteenth century.
‘Replete with fascinating details, this
is a very important addition to our
understanding of Wilkie Collins.’ The
Year’s Work in English Studies
The History of the Book: 3
178pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 968 5: £60/$99
Contributors to the Quarterly
Review: A History, 1809–25
Jonathan Cutmore
The Quarterly Review presents a rare
opportunity to Romantic scholars
to test the truth of Marilyn Butler’s
claim that the early nineteenth-
century periodical is the matrix for
democratization of public writing and
‘An outstanding contribution to the
study of Romantic print culture.’ BARS
Bulletin and Review
The History of the Book: 2
256pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 952 4: £60/$99
Conservatism and the
Quarterly Review:
A Critical Analysis
Editor: Jonathan Cutmore
‘The fullest account to date of one of the
nineteenth century’s most imporant
periodicals’ BARS Bulletin and
J M R Cameron, Boyd Hilton, Lynda Pratt,
Sharon Ragaz, W A Speck, Christopher
Stray and Kim Wheatley
The History of the Book: 1
290pp: 234x156: 2007
HB 978 1 85196 951 7: £60/$99
House Library:
Women’s Novels
Series Editors: Stephen Bending
and Stephen Bygrave
Chawton House Library is an
independent research library and
study centre which focuses on
women’s writing in English from
1600 to 1830.
Chawton House Library: Women’s
Novels presents new scholarly
editions of rare and important
novels by women authors drawn
from Chawton House’s unparalleled
collection of women’s writing.
All novels are republished in full
and include a substantial general
introduction, headnotes and
Malvina: by Sophie Cottin
Editor: Marijn S Kaplan
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels
c.256pp: 234x156: August 2015
HB 978 1 84893 460 3: £60/$99
Sketches of Irish Character:
by Mrs S C Hall
Editor: Marion Durnin
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels
c.500pp: 234x156: July 2014
HB 978 1 84893 390 3: £60/$99
Florence Macarthy: An Irish
Tale: by Sydney Owenson
Editor: Jenny McAuley
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels: 13
512pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 84893 168 8: £60/$99
The Private History of the
Court of England: by Sarah
Editor: Fiona Price
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels: 11
240pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 85196 282 2: £45/$75
Romance Readers and
Romance Writers: by Sarah
Editor: Christopher Goulding
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels: 9
304pp: 234x156: 2010
HB 978 1 85196 657 8: £60/$99
The Romance of Private Life:
by Sarah Harriet Burney
Editor: Lorna Clark
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels: 4
448pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 873 2: £60/$99
The Corinna of England, or
a Heroine in the Shade; A
Modern Romance: by E M Foster
Editor: Sylvia Bordoni
Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels: 3
192pp: 234x156: 2008
HB 978 1 85196 924 1: £45/$75
Chawton House
Library: Women’s Novels 1–10
Series Editors: Stephen Bending
and Stephen Bygrave
Contains: The Histories of Some
of the Penitents in the Magdalen
House; Adelaide and Theodore;
The Corinna of England; The
Romance of Private Life;
Strathallan; The Victim of Fancy;
Julia; The History of Ned Evans;
Romance Readers and Romance
Writers; The Soldier’s Orphan: A
10 Volume Set
3291pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 84893 278 4: £395/$675
Save £130/$195 on the
individual volume prices
The Making of the Modern
Police, 1780–1914
General Editor: Paul Lawrence
The modern professional police force
is probably one of Britain’s most
signifcant exports. In little over a
century, Britain went from having
a largely amateur and local law
enforcement system to the type of
police force we still recognize today.
The frst modern police force of its
kind, it has become the model which
has been adapted and copied across
the world.
Over six themed volumes this edited
collection of pamphlets, government
publications, printed ephemera and
manuscript sources looks at the
development of the frst modern police
Part I: 3 Volume Set
c.1200pp: 234x156: February 2014
978 1 84893 371 2: £275/$495
Part II: 3 Volume Set
c.1200pp: 234x156: October 2014
978 1 84893 372 9: £275/$495
The Urban Working Class in
Britain, 1830–1914
Editor: Andrew August
In 1830, with the Industrial
Revolution in full-swing, working-class
life in Britain’s cities was in a state
of fux. In all the major urban areas
across Britain working-class men,
women and children experienced both
radical and conservative infuences
affecting every aspect of their lives.
This four volume primary resource
collection is the most comprehensive
of its kind and includes a multitude of
sources that allows the user to chart
the squalor, the noise, the confict,
the aspiration and the diversity of the
working-class experience up to the
outbreak of the First World War.
4 Volume Set
1856pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 203 6: £350/$625
Sanitary Reform in Victorian
General Editor: Michelle Allen-
Sanitary reform was one of the great
debates of the nineteenth century.
Unprecedented urban growth
signifcantly increased the spread of
disease, presenting new challenges
to public health. This edition makes
available for the frst time a modern,
edited collection of rare nineteenth-
century documents specifcally
addressing sanitary reform. It includes
material on Glasgow, Edinburgh,
Manchester, Dublin and London,
giving a nationwide perspective on the
conditions of British urban life.
‘will be an important resource for those
working on the Victorian period in
general as well as specialist historians of
medicine.’ Social History of Medicine
Part I: 3 Volume Set
1296pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 163 3: £275/$495
Part II: 3 Volume Set
1280pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 164 0: £275/$495
British Socialist Fiction,
Editor: Deborah Mutch
Socialism in late Victorian and
Edwardian Britain was a highly literate
movement. Every socialist group
produced some form of written text
– a periodical, pamphlets or books –
through which their particular brand
of politics was promoted. Periodicals
included serials and short fction
written by and for socialists. This
fction often carries a clear political
message illustrating the concerns
of the movement and those of the
individual authors.
Many of the authors included in this
collection were key fgures within
Socialism and these texts will shed
fresh light on their views and attitudes.
Includes works by William Morris,
Maxim Görky, Robert Blatchford and
‘Teddy Ashton’ [Charles Allen Clarke].
5 Volume Set
2080pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 357 6: £450/$795
Coal in Victorian Britain
General Editor: John Benson
By the time the First World War broke
out in 1914, nearly two-thirds of all the
coal entering world trade was mined
in Britain, and coal mining accounted
for one in ten of Great Britain’s male
population in employment.
This collection provides a wide variety
of sources relating to the Victorian
coal industry. They have been selected
to refect both the diversity and change
taking place within the coal industry,
the communities which serviced it
and the industrial relations practices
which emerged to regulate it during
the course of the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries.
Part I: 3 Volume Set
1552pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 84893 060 5: £275/$495
Part II: 3 Volume Set
1488pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 061 2: £275/$495
Major Works
Pickering & Chatto’s Major Works
are made up of primary resource
documents or critical editions of rare
or unpublished material.
Scholarly apparatus usually includes
an extensive introduction, volume
introductions, headnotes, endnotes
and an index.
Victorian Social Activists’
Editor: Oliver Lovesey
The Victorian period was a time of
massive social change. While today
the women authors of these works
are better known for their campaigns
and non-fction, the novels presented
in this four-volume reset edition are
key in fully understanding them as
individuals, as well as the causes they
were fghting for.
The writers of these novels were
involved in various types of activism,
using approaches ranging from
conservative amelioration to radical
militancy. Their works employ a broad
variety of genres from the novel of
manners, sensation, education and
vocation, to allegory, romance, female
bildungsroman and lesbian fction.
‘Students of Victorian culture will
welcome the availability of these
underread novels. Recommended.’
4 Volume Set
1456pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 629 5: £350/$625
The Women Aesthetes:
British Writers, 1870–1900
General Editor: Jane Spirit
The aesthetic movement dominated
the closing decades of the nineteenth
century. It was signifcant for the key
role women played in it. A reaction
to the commercial growth and
industrialization of the nineteenth
century, the movement favoured
beauty over utility.
This is an edited collection of fction,
poetry, plays and essays which is
representative of women writers
involved in the aesthetic movement.
The collection Includes works by Edith
Nesbit, Vernon Lee and Ouida. Each
volume covers a particular decade. The
third volume focuses on writers whose
work appeared in The Yellow Book,
that benchmark of aestheticism. Each
writer is introduced and their critical
reception assessed, whilst wider
comparison with nineteenth-century
literary development is also explored.
3 Volume Set
1184pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 227 2: £275/$495
British Family Life,
General Editor: Claudia Nelson
Each volume of this collection focuses
on a different aspect of family life: the
experience of childhood; the role of
the husband and father; the role of the
wife and mother; the extended family
and the substitute family. ‘Family’ is
taken to include not only kin-based
groups, but servants, lodgers, carers
and variations of social welfare.
Drawing on rare printed sources
and extensive archival material,
this collection provides a balanced,
contextualized picture of family life,
during a period of intense social
5 Volume Set
2064pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 102 2: £450/$795
The Great Exhibition:
A Documentary History
Editor: Geoffrey Cantor
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was
the outstanding public event of the
Victorian era. Housed in Joseph
Paxton’s glass and iron Crystal
Palace, it presented a vast array of
objects, technologies and works of
art from around the world. The frst
industrial exhibition of international
scope, contemporary commentators
attributed much wider signifcance
to it.
But the Great Exhibition’s role and
long-term infuence is far from clear-
cut: it proved highly controversial,
and the disputes in contemporary
literature allow a signifcant insight
into areas of political, social and
religious contention in the mid-
nineteenth century.
4 Volume Set
1776pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 355 2: £350/$625
Travel and Tourism in
Britain, 1700–1914
Editors: Susan Barton and
Allan Brodie
The British led the way in
holidaymaking. From the 1830s
the railways brought a transport
revolution, opening up the chance for
travel to all classes. As tourism grew
in popularity, a whole new industry
developed. Many new large, lively
towns grew up around spas and at the
seaside to meet the needs of visitors.
Guidebooks were produced, aimed at
all sorts of holidaymakers and the frst
travel agencies emerged.
This four-volume primary resource
collection brings together a diverse
range of texts on the various forms
of transport used by tourists, the
destinations they visited, the role of
entertainments and accommodation
and how these affected the way that
tourism evolved over two centuries.
4 Volume Set
c.1600pp: 234x156: July 2014
978 1 84893 412 2: £350/$625
Panoramas, 1787–1900:
Texts and Contexts
General Editor: Laurie Garrison
The panorama was a massive circular
painting whose effect on the viewer
was deliberately enhanced through
an original apparatus for viewing it.
Early exhibitions of these paintings
were so successful that a purpose-
built rotunda was erected in Leicester
Square, with other venues cropping
up across London before spreading to
America and the rest of Europe.
The panorama is primarily a visual
medium, but a variety of forms of
print culture mediated its viewing;
these included adverts in newspapers,
reviews, handbills, “short accounts”
of views on display and most
importantly, a descriptive programme
accompanied by an annotated key
to the canvas. This is the frst ever
collection of texts related to the
Larger page size to incorporate
facsimile reproductions of panoramas.
5 Volume Set
2000pp: 248x174: 2012
978 1 84893 015 5: £450/$795
British Economic
Development in South East
Asia, 1880–1939
Editor: David Sunderland
The shift in fnancial power from the
United States to the East has led to
increasing academic attention on
the history of Asian economies. The
booming ‘tiger’ economies of the late
twentieth century have their origins
in the colonial period when many of
their industries and much of their
infrastructure was frst established.
This primary resource collection
focuses on the economic development
of the areas of South East Asia
with which Britain had a trading
relationship – Borneo, Brunei,
Burma, Malaysia, Singapore and
Thailand. Covering the main period
of development, the economic growth
of the region is revealed through a
selection of rare primary resource
documents organized thematically
with sections dedicated to agriculture,
mining, trade, labour, fnance and
3 Volume Set
c.1200pp: 234x156: September 2014
978 1 84893 488 7: £350/$625
The Government and
Administration of Africa,
Editors: Casper Andersen and
Andrew Cohen
European colonialism has come under
increasing attention with the recent
political developments in Africa. Some
scholars have drawn parallels between
nineteenth-century imperialism and
modern Chinese and American foreign
This collection makes available rare
primary sources on the aims, functions
and effects of British administration
in Africa. Topics examined include:
land and town planning, law and
policing, taxation, health and labour,
missionary infuence, recruitment,
training and the ethics of government.
Britain and Africa
5 Volume Set
2080pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 318 7: £450/$795
Communications in Africa,
Editor: David Sunderland
To support its economic interests
in Africa, Britain constructed
a sophisticated transport and
communications infrastructure. This
collection presents rare documents
relating to the development of various
forms of communication. The frst
four volumes focus on the continent’s
railway system, while the fnal volume
considers the construction of Africa’s
road network, river navigation,
harbour construction, shipping, and
the arrival of aviation and postal,
telegraph and telephone services.
Britain and Africa
5 Volume Set
2144pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 064 3: £450/$795
Economic Development of
Africa, 1880–1939
Editor: David Sunderland
One of the main motives for British
imperialism in Africa was economic
gain. This collection examines how
Britain’s development of Africa
benefted her own economy. In
addition, it explores the impact this
had on African societies and the
economic roles of Africans. Topics
examined will include: agricultural
production of foods and non-
foods; the marketing of produce;
white settlement of farm lands; the
emergence of trade, mining, industry
and banking; African enterprise; and
the supply of labour and working
Britain and Africa
5 Volume Set
2272pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 84893 063 6: £450/$795
Writings of Shaker Apostates
and Anti-Shakers, 1782–1850
Editor: Christian Goodwillie
In the late eighteenth century a
small Shaker community travelled
to America under the leadership of
‘Mother Ann’ Lee. The American
communities they founded were
based on ideals of pacifsm, celibacy
and gender equality. Their ethos and
organization had a practical infuence
on many other communities and on
society as a whole. Yet they were not
without their detractors.
This three volume collection presents
writings from a broad cross-section
of those who opposed the Shakers
and their way of life, which was based
on gender equality, celibacy and
pacifsm. The collection provides a
rare opportunity for scholars to read
primary sources on a specifc group in
American communal history.
American Communal Societies
3 Volume Set
1088pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 387 3: £275/$495
The Poetry of British India,
Editor: Máire ní Fhlathúin
This edition draws together a selection
of Anglo-Indian poetry from the
Romantic era and the nineteenth
century. The poets engage with India
in different ways: some deal with
the experience of migration, others
respond to the Indian landscape,
whilst the wider project of British rule
in India also provides an important
theme. This extensive body of
literature is not well known, and can
be accessed only in rare books and
periodicals of the nineteenth century.
‘ní Fhlathúin is to be congratulated for
drawing these works together into a
coherent whole and her edition is sure
to be an invaluable reference point as
this area of study continues to expand.’
Review of English Studies
2 Volume Set
884pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 985 2: £195/$350
Britain in India, 1765–1905
Editors: John Marriott and
Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay
This six-volume set of scarce primary
source materials seeks to explore the
nature of the relationship between
Britain and India at the height of
imperial expansion. Public health and
sanitation, education, governance, law,
policing and trade were defned and
administered by an imperial authority
using models created from domestic
experience. But these were modifed
by negotiations with indigenous
peoples and by the practical realities
of colonial rule, and then reached back
into the heart of empire to inform
metropolitan development.
‘Students and scholars will be indebted
to [the editors] for facilitating easy
access to a very rich set of primary
source materials.’ Journal of Imperial
and Commonwealth History
6 Volume Set
2400pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 815 2: £495/$875
British Travel Writing from
China, 1798–1901
Editor: Elizabeth H Chang
This fve-volume reset edition draws
together British travel writings about
China from a range of different
sources. Although often marked by
personal prejudice or ignorance, a
large degree of thoughtful exchange
with the land and people of Qing
Dynasty China is evident. From the
earliest offcial expeditions to China,
until the Boxer Uprising, the writings
here represent works of compelling
scholarly interest, but which are not
widely available.
The sources reveal the conceptual
importance of the Chinese
empire to the development of the
nineteenth-century European world
consciousness. Scholars from a
variety of disciplines have noted the
absence of materials on China as a
major obstacle to a more complete
understanding of Sino-British
relations in the age of empires.
5 Volume Set
1600pp: 234x156: 2009
978 1 85196 625 7: £450/$795
Victorian Science and
General Editors: Gowan Dawson
and Bernard Lightman
Science had a fundamental effect on
the Victorian world. Previously, used
to refer to knowledge of a quite general
kind, during the nineteenth century
‘science’ became more formalized as it
grew to encompass new and emerging
The growing infuence of science on
Victorian culture can be seen in almost
every aspect of life; from industry,
urbanization and the spread of
imperialism, to religion and the impact
of Darwinism. In turn literature
helped to shape the new sciences, with
scientifc discourses relying heavily on
literary precedents. Each volume in
this collection focuses on an important
theme from current scholarship.
‘The editors have wisely focused on texts
that are diffcult to fnd. Each volume
features an introduction that maps out
the landscape within which the readings
serve as markers. Highly recommended.’
Part I: 4 Volume Set
1504pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 84893 091 9: £350/$625
Part II: 4 Volume Set
1904pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 092 6: £350/$625
Spiritualism, Mesmerism and
the Occult, 1800–1920
Editor: Shane McCorristine
This edition provides an important
insight into the dark areas between
Victorian science, medicine and
religion. To the Victorians their quest
was to prove the existence of the
supernatural through the application
of scientifc principles. Their emphasis
was frmly on proof rather than faith
and led to the emergence of psychical
research as a discipline.
The rare material in this collection
is organized thematically and spans
the period from initial mesmeric
experiments to the decline of the
Society for Psychical Research. It
includes a wide variety of print and
manuscript sources which illustrate
the range of the debate.
5 Volume Set
1950pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 200 5: £450/$795
The History of Suicide in
England, 1650–1850, Part II
Editors: Mark Robson, Paul S
Seaver, Kelly McGuire, Jeffrey
Merrick and Daryl Lee
This edition draws together a range
of sources showing the changes and
continuities in responses to the social,
political, legal and spiritual problems
that self-murder posed.
Part II considers changes and
continuities in the press accounts
of the suicides of important public
fgures, such as the radical MP Samuel
Whitbread, the lawyer and campaigner
against the death penalty, Samuel
Romilly, and prime minister, Lord
Castlereagh. Sources are varied and
include newspaper and magazine
reports, sermons, pamphlets, legal and
medical material, ballads, poetry, plays
and novels.
4 Volume Set
1808pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 85196 981 4: £350/$625
Blasphemy in Britain and
America, 1800–1930
Editor: David Nash
Blasphemy has a history which reaches
into issues of confict, religious belief,
freedom of expression, and is bound
up with the growth and development
of new media. This edition draws
together a wide variety of rare
primary sources dating from the
Enlightenment through to the modern
era. Sources are arranged to represent
both sides of the debate, giving voice
to the blasphemer and victim.
4 Volume Set
1184pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 85196 996 8: £350/$625
Ghosts: A Social History
Editor: Owen Davies
This edition draws together
representative and defning sources
that reveal changing perceptions
of ghosts at different social levels
from the Reformation through to
the twentieth century in Britain and
America. Sources have been chosen to
present a clear chronological story of
continuities and changes in the social
and intellectual relevance of ghosts.
‘provides a valuable source of texts
for anyone carrying out research into
the debates about ghosts and related
phenomena in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries.’ Journal for the
Society for Psychical Research
5 Volume Set
1440pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 85196 989 0: £450/$795
Bram Stoker and the Stage:
Reviews, Reminiscences, Essays
and Fiction
Editor: Catherine Wynne
Though best known as the author of
Dracula (1897) Bram Stoker was an
important fgure in the theatre, frst
as a revered critic in Dublin and then
as Henry Irving’s business manager at
the Lyceum Theatre, London.
This critical edition brings together
Stoker’s theatrical reviews from
Dublin’s Evening Mail, his published
essays and interviews on the theatre,
selections from Reminiscences of
Henry Irving (1906) and one fctional
work on the theatre: Snowbound:
The Record of a Theatrical Company
(1908). The reviews provide important
information on the social milieu of
Victorian Dublin as well as allowing
insights into Stoker’s early views on
politics and sexual proprieties.
2 Volume Set
720pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 142 8: £195/$335
New Woman Fiction,
General Editor: Carolyn W de la
L Oulton
The fgure of the ‘New Woman’ is
notoriously hard to pin down. She
was variously derided in the late
nineteenth century press as mannish
and unattractive, over educated and
hysterical, unsexed and oversexed.
Not surprisingly in the face of such
hostility, not all late Victorian
feminists identifed themselves as
‘New Women’, but all had an interest
in engaging with the fgure presented
to them and according to which they
were judged. The texts published in
this series indicate a complex, often
tangled, web of questions about
woman’s potential and the social
forces that continued to shape her
‘Invaluable for scholars of late-century
fction ... an ambitious and worthy
project.’ New Books Online 19
Part I: 3 Volume Set
1136pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 85196 641 7: £275/$495
Part II: 3 Volume Set
816pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 85196 642 4: £275/$495
Part III: 3 Volume Set
976pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 643 1: £275/$495
British It-Narratives,
General Editor: Mark Blackwell
This four-volume collection focuses
on prose fctions that take animals
or inanimate objects as their central
characters. It includes numerous
examples of narratives in different
forms such as short stories, excerpts
from novels, periodical fction and
serialized works.
The collection will be of value to
those studying eighteenth-century
and Romantic literature, children’s
literature, the history of the novel,
material culture and historians and
philosophers concerned with personal
4 Volume Set
1696pp: 234x156: 2012
978 1 84893 120 6: £350/$625
Silver Fork Novels, 1826–1841
General Editor: Harriet Devine
The novels in this collection present a
vivid picture of late-Regency society
clinging to modes of behaviour which
soon became obsolete and mark
an important point of transition to
Victorian cultural values.
‘In making a select number of these
novels available to contemporary
readers, the Pickering & Chatto editors
will help to ... register the extent to
which an ostensible ephemeral literature
may permanently alter the landscape
of nineteenth century fction.’ Times
Literary Supplement
6 Volume Set
2590pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 779 7: £495/$875
Varieties of Women’s
Sensation Fiction, 1855–1890
General Editor: Andrew Maunder
Sensation novels were extremely
popular, but were seen as a corrupting
infuence by the authorities and
were regularly lambasted for their
literary style and melodramatic plots.
After their initial popularity, these
novels fell into relative obscurity and
were rarely considered in studies of
Victorian literature.
This modern critical edition contains
complete novels reprinted with
annotations and an introduction
to each novel. The set also features
one volume focused exclusively
on the sensation debate, with
impassioned articles by literary critics,
psychologists and the clergy, helping
the reader to view the novels in
‘a research tool of considerable value’
Australasian Victorian Studies
6 Volume Set
2776pp: 234x156: 2004
978 1 85196 771 1: £495/$875
Clothing, Society and Culture
in Nineteenth-Century
General Editor: Clare Rose
Recently, the history of clothing has
been the subject of intense scholarly
interest, but there has been a shortage
of source material available. This
collection redresses the balance,
bringing together rare documents
and unpublished manuscript material
in both reset and facsimile form.
The volumes cover the economics of
buying and selling clothes, the art of
dressmaking and its democratization
and issues specifc to working class
dress during the Victorian and
Edwardian periods.
3 Volume Set
1328pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 84893 012 4: £275/$495
Conduct Literature for
Women, Part V, 1830–1900
Editors: Jacky Eden, Roy Vickers
and Pam Morris
Covers the Victorian period, bringing
together a range of texts refecting
the role of women in an era when
their cultural infuence broadened as
science, religious doubt, and the idea
of the nation evolved as systems of
cultural representation.
6 Volume Set
2336pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 805 3: £495/$875
Late Victorian Utopias:
A Prospectus
Editor: Gregory Claeys
Utopian writing exists at a juncture of
literature, politics and science, making
this edition a unique resource for the
study of nineteenth-century society.
The texts in this set offer an original
interpretation of nineteenth-century
culture by contemporary writers,
providing new insights for modern
researchers from both a literary and
historical standpoint.
6 Volume Set
2144pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 762 9: £495/$875
British Immigration to the
United States, 1776–1914
Editor: William E van Vugt
Between 1820 and 1930 four and a
quarter million British immigrants
chose the United States as their
new home. This edition collects
immigrants’ letters, immigration
guides, newspaper articles, county
history biographies, and promotional
and advisory pamphlets published by
immigrants and travellers, land and
railroad companies. This literature
advised prospective emigrants on what
to expect in America and how best to
proceed with their migration.
‘an important addition to any
immigration collection, offering new
energy to the once-dormant feld of
British movement to the US. Highly
Recommended.’ CHOICE
4 Volume Set
1552pp: 234x156: 2009
978 1 85196 976 0: £350/$625
Famine and Disease in
Editors: Leslie Clarkson and
E Margaret Crawford
The Great Famine of 1845–9 remains
the great climacteric in Irish history.
Ireland without the Great Famine
would be an Ireland without an
emigrant history, without the Irish
Diaspora, without the tales of the
dispossessed, and without the myths
and realities that shape the culture of
the nation.
‘a magisterial production in size and
scope’ Economic History Review
5 Volume Set
2416pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 791 9: £450/$795
Newgate Narratives
Editor: Gary Kelly
In 1902, London’s Newgate Prison
was demolished. The building was a
cultural symbol, its grim silhouette
loomed over factual and fctional
contributions to the prison reform
debate which extended through
the late eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries. Commentary ranged from
gallows broadsides and ‘last dying
words’; through crusading journalism
and parliamentary reports; to best-
selling novels and hit melodramas.
This body of Newgate literature has
long been out of print but it was
widely known by all classes of readers
in its time and was the context for
the crime literature of Dickens,
Dostoevsky, Dumas, Hugo and Zola.
This fve-volume edition presents a
representative body of Romantic and
early Victorian crime literature.
5 Volume Set
2368pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 812 1: £450/$795
The English Rural Poor,
Editor: Mark Freeman
The nineteenth-century rural poor
were often neglected both in their
own time and since. Drawing heavily
on the pamphlets, reports, periodical
literature and political tracts of the
day, this groundbreaking facsimile set
presents a large number of neglected
sources relating to rural life in the
latter half of the nineteenth century.
‘A ‘must-read’ for any historian of social
structure, poverty, welfare or rural
England. Freeman is to be commended.’
Economic History Review
5 Volume Set
2144pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 822 0: £450/$795
Nineteenth-Century English
Labouring-Class Poets
Editor: John Goodridge
Over one hundred poets of labouring-
class origin were published in Britain
in the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries. Some were hugely popular
and important in their day but few are
available now.
‘[an] excellent work, bringing to
light a good deal of previously
inaccessible material’ Times Literary
3 Volume Set
1424pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 763 6: £275/$495
Nineteenth-Century Travels,
Explorations and Empires:
Writings from the Era of Imperial
Consolidation, 1835–1910
General Editor: Peter J Kitson
Colonialism, exploration and travel
are some of the most exciting current
preoccupations in nineteenth-
century literary studies, as shown
by the substantial body of criticism
now appearing on this subject. This
selection of travel writings provides
a much-needed primary resource
texts for students of British literature,
history and colonialism.
‘deserves its place in academic libraries
not only as documentation of the history
of travel, but also for its more general
relevance in the feld of British cultural
studies.’ Zeitschrift für Anglistik und
Part I: 4 Volume Set
1880pp: 234x156: 2003
978 1 85196 760 5: £350/$625
Part II: 4 Volume Set
2128pp: 234x156: 2004
978 1 85196 761 2: £350/$625
Chartist Movement in Britain,
Editor: Gregory Claeys
Containing over 100 pamphlets, this
edition provides a resource for the
study of Chartism, covering the main
areas of Chartist activity, including
agitation for the Charter itself, the
Land Plan, the issue of moral versus
physical force and trade unionism.
‘Few scholars can match Claeys’s ability
to render 19th-century radicalism and
socialism coherent’ London Review of
6 Volume Set
2940pp: 234x156: 2000
978 1 85196 330 0: £495/$875
Lives of Victorian
Literary Figures
Series Editor: Ralph Pite
Consulting Editor: John Mullan
Part I: George Eliot, Charles
Dickens and Alfred, Lord
3 Volume Set: 1584pp: 234x156: 2003
978 1 85196 759 9: £275/$495
Part II: The Brownings, the
Brontës and the Rossettis
3 Volume Set: 1432pp: 234x156: 2004
978 1 85196 775 9: £275/$495
Part III: Elizabeth Gaskell, the
Carlyles and John Ruskin
3 Volume Set: 1384pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 780 3: £275/$495
Part IV: Henry James, Edith
Wharton and Oscar Wilde
3 Volume Set: 1104pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 814 5: £275/$495
Part V: Mary Elizabeth Braddon,
Wilkie Collins and William
3 Volume Set: 1072pp: 234x156: 2007
978 1 85196 819 0: £275/$495
Part VI: Lewis Carroll, Robert
Louis Stevenson and Algernon
Charles Swinburne
3 Volume Set: 1360pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 905 0: £275/$495
Part VII: Joseph Conrad, Henry
Rider Haggard and Rudyard
3 Volume Set: 1376pp: 234x156: 2009
978 1 85196 963 0: £275/$495
Lives of Victorian
Political Figures
Series Editors: Nancy LoPatin-
Lummis and Michael Partridge
Part I: Palmerston, Disraeli
and Gladstone
4 Volume Set: 1888pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 826 8: £350/$625
Part II: Daniel O’Connell, James
Bronterre O’Brien, Charles Stewart
Parnell and Michael Davitt
4 Volume Set: 1766pp: 234x156: 2007
978 1 85196 827 5: £350/$625
Part III: Queen Victoria, Florence
Nightingale, Annie Besant and
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
4 Volume Set: 1712pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 850 3: £350/$625
Part IV: John Stuart Mill, Thomas
Hill Green, William Morris and
Walter Bagehot
3 Volume Set: 1360pp: 234x156: 2009
978 1 85196 919 7: £295/$520
The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Margaret Oliphant (1828–97) had a
prolifc literary career that spanned
almost ffty years. She wrote some
ninety-eight novels, ffty or more
short stories, twenty-fve works of
non-fction, including biographies and
historic guides to European cities, and
more than three hundred periodical
articles. This is the most ambitious
critical edition of her work.
‘if the initial volumes are representative
of the remainder of the project, VPR
readers will want to encourage their
libraries to purchase these frst two
parts and to place standing orders for
the remainder.’ Victorian Periodicals
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978 1 84893 480 1: £2250/$4000
The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part I
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Part I brings together for the
frst time her critical writing and
other journalism for Blackwood’s
Edinburgh Magazine, the Spectator,
the St James’s Gazette, as well as her
articles in the Contemporary Review,
the Edinburgh, and Macmillan’s
‘Gathering history, biography, and
literary criticism along with fction, the
editors of this collection show how one
extraordinarily prolifc writer represented
– in all its diversity – the spirit of her age.’
New Books Online 19
The Pickering Masters
4 Volume Set
2080pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 659 2: £350/$625
The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part II
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Part II examines Oliphant’s work as
a biographer, historian, and literary
historian. It presents her unpublished
autobiography as well as excerpts from
Annals of a Publishing House (1897).
‘The editors (a different editor for
each volume) of these two parts
provide useful introductions that
contextualize the literary output of
Oliphant and highlight her career as a
biographer, critic, and reviewer. Highly
Recommended.’ CHOICE
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5 Volume Set
2368pp: 234x156: 2012
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The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part III
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Part III focuses on Oliphant’s shorter
fction, including two serialized
novellas. When The Curate in Charge
was frst published it was greeted as
another successful story from Mrs
Oliphant’s pen. Lady Car: The Sequel
of a Life over twenty years later
enjoyed a similar reception.
‘Mrs. Oliphant is always at her best in
short stories’, declared the Manchester
Guardian in an 1889 review. The
short stories presented here have been
selected for their artistic merit, as well
as to show the full range of Oliphant’s
The Pickering Masters
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The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part IV
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Part IV offers the frst critical edition
of the four full length novels and three
stories that comprise the Chronicles of
Carlingford. Each of the fve volumes
contains a full scholarly apparatus,
including the important variations
between the serial versions and the
frst publication in volume format.
Oliphant herself certainly saw the
instant success of the series as one
of the critical turning-points in her
long career, and as the series reached
its conclusion in Phoebe, Junior
(1876) offered comparisons which
encouraged her readers to judge her
contribution to the genre alongside
Trollope’s equally popular and long-
lasting Chronicles of Barsetshire.
The Pickering Masters
5 Volume Set
c.2000pp: 234x156: May 2014
978 1 85196 614 1: £450/$795
The Pickering
This prestigious series collects the
works and correspondence of major
fgures in the history of ideas and
literature. Full scholarly apparatus
accompanies the texts.
The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part V
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Few of Oliphant’s manuscripts
survive, but substantive textual work
remains to be done on the editorial
changes made between periodical
serialization and frst appearance in
volume form. Part V contains some of
her major novels, originally serialized
in Blackwood’s, Macmillan’s and
Longman’s. Published in the years
leading up to her death, they underline
Oliphant’s prolifc nature as a writer,
while demonstrating that even in her
fnal years she did not lose her ability
to write lasting and engaging prose.
The Pickering Masters
3 Volume Set
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978 1 85196 600 4: £275/$495
The Selected Works of
Margaret Oliphant, Part VI
General Editors: Joanne Shattock
and Elisabeth Jay
Part VI continues the selection of her
major novels, originally serialized
in Blackwood’s, Macmillan’s and
Longman’s. Published in the years
leading up to her death, they underline
Oliphant’s prolifc nature as a writer,
while demonstrating that even in her
fnal years she did not lose her ability
to write lasting and engaging prose.
The Pickering Masters
3 Volume Set
c.1200pp: 234x156: 2016
978 1 85196 500 7: £275/$495
The Collected Letters of
Ellen Terry
Editor: Katharine Cockin
Ellen Terry was one of the frst modern
stars of the British stage and an icon
of Victorian womanhood. Terry’s
correspondence was both exuberant
and extensive. Despite falling victim
to selective destruction, the remaining
letters provide a fascinating insight
into the dynamics of the Victorian
theatre. The collection brings together
material from across the world, and
includes letters to many famous
addressees – Bram Stoker and George
Bernard Shaw among them.
‘an invaluable contribution to the study
of Terry and her theatrical, artistic and
social world.’ Theatre Notebook
The Pickering Masters
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Volume 2: 232pp: 234x156: 2011
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 3: 416pp: 234x156: 2012
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 4: 400pp: 234x156: 2013
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 5: c.400pp: 234x156: March 2014
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 6: c.400pp: 234x156: March 2015
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 7: c.400pp: 234x156: March 2016
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
Volume 8: c.400pp: 234x156: March 2017
HB 978 1 85196 145 0: £100/$180
The Collected Letters of
Rosina Bulwer Lytton
Editor: Marie Mulvey-Roberts
In 1858, Rosina Bulwer Lytton, was
incarcerated in a lunatic asylum by
her husband, Victorian politician
and novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton.
Although Rosina proved that she was
sane and was released, history has
preserved her as Bulwer Lytton’s mad
wife. Rosina wrote letters to prominent
fgures in which she revealed details
about Edward’s mistresses and
illegitimate children. She even alleged
a sexual relationship between her
husband and Disraeli. This unique
record reveals the innermost workings
of the Victorian literary and political
‘tragicomic, unparagraphed,
rampaging splendour’ Times Literary
The Pickering Masters
3 Volume Set
1200pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 803 9: £295/$520
The Letters of Philip Webb
Editor: John Aplin
Philip Speakman Webb was an
architect and a leading fgure of the
Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts
movements. Described by William
Morris as ‘the best man I have ever
known’ he designed the famous Red
House for Morris and was a founder
member of his company, Morris,
Marshall, Faulkner & Co.
This edition contains over 900 newly
transcribed letters sourced from a
dozen archives. Many are written
to Morris or his wife Jane – famous
as the face in so many of Rossetti’s
portraits – as well as other artistic and
literary fgures, including John Ruskin
and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. They cover
the period from 1865 until his death in
1915. This edition of Webb’s letters will
help to reposition him at the centre of
the Arts and Crafts school and as a key
member of Morris’s circle.
The Pickering Masters
3 Volume Set
c.1200pp: 234x156: December 2015
978 1 84893 498 6: £275/$495
The Unpublished Letters of
Thomas Moore
Editor: Jeffery W Vail
Thomas Moore (1779–1852) was one
of the most prominent authors of the
early nineteenth century, even being
referred to as the ‘National Poet of
Ireland’. His circle of acquaintance
was huge and included Lord Byron –
with whom he almost fought a duel
– and Mary Shelley, as well as many
fgures in English and Irish politics.
Moore found fame, if not fortune, as
a lyricist for Irish songs. It is for these
that he is best remembered, although
he later focused on writing political
satires. Moore travelled extensively
across North America and was greatly
alarmed by Thomas Jefferson. This
collection presents over seven hundred
previously unpublished letters from
the UK, Ireland and America. Also
included are excerpts from hundreds
of Moore’s letters written to his music
publisher, James Power, which have
not been published since 1854.
The Pickering Masters
2 Volume Set
864pp: 234x156: 2013
978 1 84893 074 2: £195/$335
Selected Correspondence of
William Huggins
Editor: Barbara J Becker
William Huggins (1824–1910) was
celebrated in his lifetime as the father
of astrophysics and was also the
author of numerous groundbreaking
articles documenting his use of the
spectroscope to analyze the light from
celestial bodies.
From the earliest days of his career
Huggins was regularly in contact
with other scientists, including
astronomers, chemists, physicists,
mathematicians and the makers
of scientifc instruments. His long-
running correspondence with other
key scientifc fgures is particularly
valuable. The letters and observatory
notebooks contained in this edition
allow Huggins’ important role in the
development of astrophysics to fully
The Pickering Masters
2 Volume Set
c.1100pp: 234x156: June 2014
978 1 84893 415 3: £275/$495
The Narrative of the Beagle
Voyage, 1831–1836
Editor: Katharine Anderson
HMS Beagle has entered the collective
imagination as the ship that carried
Charles Darwin to the Galapagos,
triggering his later work on the theory
of natural selection. Darwin and
FitzRoy’s separate accounts of the
voyage were published as Narrative
of the Surveying Voyage of His
Majesty’s Ships Adventure and
Beagle Between the Years 1826 and
1836 (1839). Darwin’s version has
never been out of print. In contrast,
this set presents the frst critical
edition of the remaining texts from
1839: FitzRoy’s account of the second
voyage, his detailed appendices and
the account of the 1826–30 voyage
by Phillip Parker King, captain of
HMS Adventure. Together they give
an unparalleled example of British
scientifc exploration.
‘ably edited...will especially appeal to
those interested in maritime history,
but historians of science will also fnd it
rewarding. Recommended.’ CHOICE
The Pickering Masters
4 Volume Set
1616pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 844 2: £350/$625
The Correspondence of
John Tyndall
General Editors: James Elwick,
Bernard Lightman and
Michael S Reidy
John Tyndall (1820–93) was one
of the most infuential scientists of
the nineteenth century. Primarily a
physicist, he was also a leading fgure
in the debates surrounding evolution.
His correspondents read like a ‘who’s
who’ of international nineteenth-
century science and include: Charles
Babbage, J D Hooker, Thomas Henry
Huxley, Charles Lyell, Louis Pasteur,
Robert Koch and Bertrand Russell.
In the days before journal publishing
was fully developed, the exchange of
correspondence was a highly effcient
way of sharing scientifc research.
Published serially with two volumes
per year, this scholarly edition will
ultimately present over 8,000 letters
in sixteen volumes. Each letter
is annotated and the transcribed
correspondence is presented
chronologically. An introduction
to each volume is included and a
consolidated index will appear in the
fnal volume.
The Pickering Masters
Volume 1: c.400pp: 234x156: January 2015
HB 978 1 84893 409 2: £100/$180
Volume 2: c.400pp: 234x156: July 2015
HB 978 1 84893 410 8: £100/$180
Volume 3: c.400pp: 234x156: January 2016
HB 978 1 84893 411 5: £100/$180
Volume 4: c.400pp: 234x156: July 2016
HB 978 1 84893 492 4: £100/$180
Selected Letters of Vernon
Lee, 1856–1935
Editors: Amanda Gagel and
Sophie Geoffroy
Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget)
was a prolifc writer of the Aesthetic
and New Woman schools and an
expert on Renaissance art. After
fnding initial success publishing her
short stories in The Yellow Book,
Lee went on to write many books on
literary theory and science fction as
well as works on art history and radical
political polemics.
This edition contains around 500 of
Lee’s letters written between 1870
and 1933. They were written to family,
friends and colleagues, including
H G Wells, Bertrand Russell, Roger
Fry and Edith Wharton. Although
English by birth, Lee lived most of her
life in continental Europe and some
letters have been translated from
French or Italian and all have been
newly transcribed from manuscript
sources. Letters are presented
chronologically and provide a valuable
insight into Lee’s life and career as
well as giving information on the wider
social and political issues of the time.
The Pickering Masters
Volume 1: c.400pp: 234x156: April 2015
HB 978 1 84893 495 5: £100/$180
Volume 2: c.400pp: 234x156: April 2016
HB 978 1 84893 496 2: £100/$180
Volume 3: c.400pp: 234x156: April 2017
HB 978 1 84893 497 9: £100/$180
The Collected Short Stories of
George Moore: Gender and Genre
Editors: Ann Heilmann and
Mark Llewellyn
The narrative work of George
Moore is signifcant for its concern
with emerging psychoanalytical
approaches. Much of his writing
crossed boundaries between
autobiography, fction and folklore,
hysteria, sex and gender. Despite his
signifcant impact on fn-de-siècle
culture and literature, Moore’s works
have not been readily available. This
fve-volume critical edition addresses
current scholarly interest in Moore,
making available his neglected short
The Pickering Masters
5 Volume Set
1936pp: 234x156: 2007
978 1 85196 841 1: £450/$795
The Correspondence and
Journals of the Thackeray
Editor: John Aplin
This fve-volume critical edition
represents the most substantial
collection of unpublished material
relating to the novelist and his gifted
family. Drawing on just over 1,300
letters in public collections, as well as
on privately-owned documents, this
project presents a wealth of unknown
or underused sources that demand
scholarly attention.
As well as many intimate family
letters, including those between
Thackeray’s daughters, also
represented are the extensive
communications between his
elder daughter Anne – herself an
author – and many key artistic and
literary fgures of the time, including
Tennyson, John Ruskin, Robert
Browning, Henry James, J M Barrie,
Margaret Oliphant and Virginia Woolf.
‘a treasure trove of new primary
material’ Victorian Literature and
The Pickering Masters
5 Volume Set
1808pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 85196 640 0: £450/$795
The Social Problem Novels of
Frances Trollope
General Editor: Brenda Ayres
Trollope campaigned against the
bastardy clause in the Poor Laws,
which absolved fathers from fnancial
responsibility for their illegitimate
children. She was also a committed
abolitionist, having spent three years
in Ohio where she heard frst hand
the stories of cruelty that slaves
experienced in the South.
This is the frst modern, scholarly,
annotated edition of Frances
Trollope’s social problem novels.
‘enables a better assessment to be
made of Trollope’s contribution to the
development of the Victorian novel’
Women: A Cultural Review
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4 Volume Set
1904pp: 234x156: 2009
978 1 85196 972 2: £350/$625
The Widow and Wedlock
Novels of Frances Trollope
General Editor: Brenda Ayres
The novels included here are among
Frances Trollope’s most successful
although they have not previously
been available in scholarly editions.
The Widow Barnaby introduces
the character of the widow, then
The Widow Married continues with
the theme of marriage, and was to
infuence Trollope’s contemporaries,
as well as her son, Anthony. The third
and fnal book in the sequence, The
Widow Wedded, draws directly on
Trollope’s experiences in America.
The Lottery of Marriage, while
dominated by a romantic plot contains
a signifcant subtext with both political
and scientifc elements.
The Pickering Masters
4 Volume Set
1760pp: 234x156: 2011
978 1 84893 079 7: £350/$625
The Works of Elizabeth
Barrett Browning
General Editor: Sandra Donaldson
This is the frst modern scholarly
edition of the works of Elizabeth
Barrett Browning (1806–1861). A
canonical Victorian writer and thinker,
Barrett Browning personifed the
engaged intellectual. She participated
in the debates on Italian unifcation,
women’s rights, the anti-slavery
movement, factory reform, religion,
aesthetics and poetics. This edition
provides a foundation for a complete
analysis and interpretation of her
works – and of Victorian Britain.
Copytexts are carefully chosen to
represent poems in their fnal version,
as overseen by Barrett Browning
herself. It includes all her known
unpublished works and several works
which have recently been reattributed.
‘a magnifcent and invaluable tool for
students of nineteenth-century English
poetry’ New Books Online 19
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5 Volume Set
2976pp: 234x156: 2010
978 1 85196 900 5: £450/$795
The Works of Elizabeth
General Editor: Joanne Shattock
Gaskell’s literary output was prolifc
and varied. These volumes reveal a
writer who excelled in many genres,
and whose impact on the world of
mid-Victorian publishing was far-
‘Every research library must own this
collection, and other libraries would do
well to add these well-made and well-
edited volumes to their 19th-century
British literature collections. Summing
Up: Essential’ CHOICE
The Pickering Masters
Part I: 5 Volume Set
2376pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 777 3: £450/$795
Part II: 5 Volume Set
2704pp: 234x156: 2006
978 1 85196 782 7: £450/$795
The Letters of Francis Jeffrey
to Thomas and Jane Welsh
Editor: William Christie
This edition makes available letters
from Francis Jeffrey to Thomas and
Jane Welsh Carlyle for the frst time.
The letters present a compelling
personal and intellectual narrative of
nineteenth-century Britain. The body
of letters has never been transcribed
or published in its entirety and is
available here for the frst time. The
Carlyles’ letters are available in The
Collected Letters of Thomas and
Jane Welsh Carlyle (Duke University
Press). The Pickering & Chatto edition
is intended to complement this edition
and is carefully arranged and cross-
referenced so that the two resources
support each other.
The Pickering Masters
240pp: 234x156: 2008
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The Journals of Thomas
Babington Macaulay
Editor: William Thomas
This critical edition presents the lively
and candid diary of Thomas Macaulay,
Victorian statesman, historian and
author of The History of England.
Spanning the period 1838 to 1859,
the journal is the longest work from
Macaulay’s pen to remain unpublished
and the most revealing of all his
writings. He knew the leading Liberal
politicians, most importantly Lord
Lansdowne, Lord Palmerston and
Lord John Russell, as well as eminent
writers such as William Makepeace
Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Thomas
Carlyle and Edward Bulwer Lytton.
‘Thomas has edited these journals
with consummate skill and care. ...
The attention to detail is impressive’
English Historical Review
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5 Volume Set
2000pp: 234x156: 2008
978 1 85196 903 6: £450/$795
The Complete Shorter Poetry
of George Eliot
Editor: Antonie Gerard van
den Broek
The standard edition for Eliot’s poetry.
‘flls a long-standing void ... this
edition will be extremely welcome to
Eliot scholars. Summing Up: Highly
recommended.’ CHOICE
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2 Volume Set
640pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 796 4: £160/$280
The Collected Letters of
Harriet Martineau
General Editor: Deborah Logan
Almost all of the 2,000 letters that
appear in this collection are published
here for the very frst time.
‘This is a rich resource indeed!’
Martineau Society Newsletter
The Pickering Masters
5 Volume Set
2036pp: 234x156: 2007
978 1 85196 804 6: £450/$795
Harriet Martineau’s Writing
on British History and
Military Reform
General Editor: Deborah Logan
This edition of Martineau’s history
consists primarily of the History of the
Peace: Being a History of England
from 1816 to 1854, as well as the
introductory History of England, AD
1800 to 1815. Also included in this
edition is Martineau’s England and
Her Soldiers and the unpublished
correspondence between Martineau
and Florence Nightingale.
‘will allow scholars to reanalyze her
infuence on historiography as it was
shaped by women in the 19th century.
Recommended’ CHOICE
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6 Volume Set
2590pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 797 1: £495/$875
Harriet Martineau’s Writing
on the British Empire
General Editor: Deborah Logan
Although she has been labelled the
‘frst woman sociologist’ and the
‘frst woman journalist’ Martineau
consistently applied the approach of
a consummate historian. Martineau’s
interest in imperialism is thus
tempered by her regard for historical
precedent and her insightful ability
always to perceive the big picture
even while focused on the minutiae of
current events.
‘offer[s] an invaluable resource ... in a
large number of subject areas involving
the 19th-century world. Essential.’
The Pickering Masters
5 Volume Set
1592pp: 234x156: 2004
978 1 85196 768 1: £450/$795
The Public Face of Wilkie
Collins: The Collected Letters
General Editor: William Baker
These volumes bring into one
continuous chronological sequence
nearly 3,000 letters by Wilkie
Collins, one of the most successful
Victorian writers. The editors have
transcribed 2,500 letters, around 700
of them previously unidentifed, and
have given them all a full scholarly
annotation and context.
‘Anybody seriously interested in
Victorian culture, particularly literary
culture and Collins’s place in it, will
appreciate the materials collected here
... Highly recommended.’ CHOICE
The Pickering Masters
4 Volume Set
1776pp: 234x156: 2005
978 1 85196 764 3: £350/$625
The Uncollected Letters of
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Editor: Terry L Meyers
These three volumes add more than
550 letters to the canon that were not
available when Cecil Y Lang published
his collection of Swinburne letters
in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
This collection includes hundreds
of unpublished letters addressed to
Swinburne, as well as providing a
number of accounts and descriptions
of Swinburne.
‘a wonderful achievement that joins
a small group of essential Swinburne
texts.’ Victorian Poetry
The Pickering Masters
3 Volume Set
1264pp: 234x156: 2004
978 1 85196 774 2: £295/$520
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Fax: +81 (0)75 253 6248
Spain and Portugal:
Charlotte Prout
Iberian Book Services
Sector Islas
Bloque 12, 1° B
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Tel: +34 (91) 803 4918
Fax: +34 (91) 803 5936
India: Representative
Ravindra Saxena
Sara Books Pvt Ltd
G-1, Vardaan House
7/28, Ansari Road, Daryaganj
New Delhi - 110002
Tel:+91 (11) 23266107
Fax:+91 (11) 23266102
South Korea: Representative
Sunny Cheong
Wise Book Solutions
#101-1707 Daewoo Apt
279-50 Sungsoo-Dong 2 Ga
Sungdong-Ku, Seoul 133-120
Tel: +82 2 499 4301
Fax: +82 2 499 4363
China: Representative
Sarah Zhao
China Publishers Services Ltd (Beijing Offce)
Rm 315, Jia 6# Jian Guo Men Nei Da Jie
Beijing 100010
Tel: +86 13 50103 2027
Hong Kong and Macao:
Mr Edwin Chu
China Publishers Services Ltd (Hong Kong Offce)
Room 718, Fortune Commercial Building
362 Sha Tsui Road
Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +85 2 2491 1436
Mobile: +85 2 9193 0534
Fax: +85 2 2491 1435
Taiwan: Distributor
Unifacmanu Trading Co., Ltd
4F, No. 91, Ho-Ping East Road, Section 1
Taipei 10609, Taiwan R. O. C.
Tel: +886 2 2391 4280
Fax: +886 2 2322 2676

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