English Language Literature of the Romantic Period
3,260 titles with approx. 2,000,000 pages, available within Edition Corvey on microfiches,
and / or 2,424 ebook - titles / 1,633,600 pages,
including 839 titles / 691,200 pages, written by approx. 350 female writers (only 170 English Language women writers were known before Edition Corvey was published, which means half of these female writers were unknown),
electronic Bibliographic Records are available.
Most of the titles in this collections with English Language Fictions, were published 'physically' during the Romantic Period, subsequently this unique collections contains the most comprehensive Novel-collection for this time period, which could be also important for access & preservation reasons in existing rare University Library collections of the 19th Century.
Professor Dr. P. Garside wrote: Edition Corvey "....has the capacity to transform our understanding of the fiction of the Romantic era,,,,,,[with] English Fiction, comprising over 2450 titles [originally published] between 1790 and 1834 ......the most concentrated source available worldwide for the Romantic Period" with English Language Literature (Peter Garside, James Raven, Rainer Schoewerling, The English Novel 1770 - 1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction published in the British Isles, Vol. II: 1800 - 1829, Oxford University Press, 2000, Oxford).
This unique collection is sub-divided into Literature-Genres as follows:
Novels in 564 titles with 521,300 (!) pages by female writers (more titles than titles from male / anon. writers !) / 'Novels' in 437 titles with another 429,000 pages by male & anon. writers,
National Fictions of the Romantic Period, for more information click at 'National Fictions', three sets with titles related to Ireland / Scotland / Wales,
'Gothic Novels', for more information click at 'Gothic Novels',
Short Stories in 32 titles with 23,556 pages by female writers / 134 titles with 83,674 pages by male & anon. writers,
Short Prose Forms, such titles by women writers are included in quantities for 'English women's Short Stories' / such 'Short Prose Forms' are in 43 titles with 31,170 pages by male & anon. writers,
Drama in 14 titles with 2,750 pages by female writers / in 289 titles with 58,930 pages by male & anon. writers (comment: a big collection with 'Drama' from male / anon. writers),
Poetry in 49 titles with 12,986 pages by female writers / in 325 titles with 90,075 pages by male & anon. writers (comment: an even bigger collection with 'Poetry' written by male / anon. writers, than this one with 'Drama' from male / anon. writers). These differences in title- / page-quantities with 'Drama' and 'Poetry' written by women writers versus men / anonymous writers are astonishing,
Anthologies in 14 titles with 7,404 pages by female writers / in 67 titles with 34,684 pages by male & anon. writers,
other genres such as Essays, Biographies, Memoirs, Travelogues, Children Books, Literary Periodicals in 8 titles with 3,628 p.ages by female writers / 88 titles with 56,824 pages by male & anon. writers,