The novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well-known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth, and Thomas Love Peacock. This Companion offers an overview of British fiction written between roughly the mid-1760s and the early 1830s and is an ideal guide to the major authors, historical and cultural contexts, and later critical reception. The contributors to this volume represent the most up-to-date directions in scholarship, charting the ways in which the period’s social, political, and intellectual redefinitions created new fictional subjects, forms, and audiences.
co-Edited with Richard Maxwell.