Acknowledgments Introduction The Eighteenth Century 1800-1840 1840-1880 1880-1920 1920-1957 Conclusion Appendix: Novels Cited Notes Bibliography Index
Brian Corman is a professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of Toronto.
"Corman convincingly charts the changing evaluations of early women novelists before Jane Austen. It is a welcome addition to historicist interpretations of the novel as a genre and casts an illuminating light on women writers in the commercial literary market place during any period." Margaret J.M. Ezell, Eighteenth Century Fiction, vol 22:04:10 'Corman has performed a real service by reading systematically(and very thoughtfully) in novel criticism from late eighteenth to the mid twentieth centuries and documenting with considerable exactness the formation of the novel canon and its accompanying prejudices and blind spots.' -- John Richetti Eighteenth-Century Life; vol. 34:03:2010