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Eighteenth Century Fiction

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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Includes the works of 30 of the most influential writers of the British Isles in the eighteenth century. It contains 77 collected works or 96 discrete items, of which 71 are first editions.

The aim of the database is not to be definitive, but to provide a representative selection of texts from the eighteenth century; both those familiar to the modern reader and those popular when first published. The database gathers as complete a corpus as possible for the major authors of the period, such as Fielding, Richardson, Defoe, Sterne and Smollett. The strong representation of female authors and lesser-known writers augments this corpus, thereby providing a thorough and balanced collection.

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Unlimited simultaneous users
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Print-only copy permitted
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Courtney, Angela
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Comparative Literature
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Art & Art History

Library of Congress Subjects:

English literature--18th century--Databases.