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Before Jane Austen: The Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century.

Author: Steeves, Harrison R.
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Price: $10.00
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Publisher Location: NY
Book Condition: VG-
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Pub Date: 1965
1st edition [stated], 8vo, blue decorated paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, 399 pages, illustrated with b/w contemporary 18th-century illustrations, color frontispiece. VERY GOOD- book / no jacket: book has light edgewear of rubbing to boards and corners, tiny tears to spine extremities, sunned spine and around board edges, internally clean and tight with no markings. Covers the 18th-century English novelists, both men ( Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Goldsmith, MacKenzie, Johnson, Walpole, Lewis, Holcroft, Godwin, etc.) and women ( Burney, Radcliffe, Wollstonecraft, Edgeworth ), ending in a chapter on Jane Austen.