Detail: Portrait of a Woman [Madame Roland], by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.
Oil on canvas, c. 1787.
Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper, France
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THE PICKERING MASTERS
- The Works of Aphra Behn. 7 vols.
- The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 5 vols.
- The Collected Letters of Rosina Bulwer Lytton. 3 vols.
- The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. 2 vols.
- The Works of Maria Edgeworth. 12 vols.
- The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliot and The Spanish Gypsy. 3 vols.
- The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. 10 vols.
- The Selected Works of Eliza Haywood. 6 vols.
- A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood.
- The Diaries of Elizabeth Inchbald. 3 vols.
- The Works of Lady Caroline Lamb. 3 vols.
- The Selected Works of Delarivier Manley. 5 vols.
- The Collected Letters of Harriet Martineau. 5 vols.
- Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History. 6 vols.
- Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire. 5 vols.
- The Works of Mary Robinson. 8 vols.
- Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings. 4 vols.
- The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. 8 vols.
- The Works of Charlotte Smith. 14 vols.
- The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. 4 vols.
- The Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton. 2 vols.
- The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. 7 vols.
CHAWTON HOUSE LIBRARY
Chawton House Library: Women's Memoirs. 19 vols.
- Women's Court and Society Memoirs. 9 vols.
- Women's Theatrical Memoirs. 10 vols.
Chawton House Library: Women's Travel Writings. 16 vols.
- Women's Travel Writings In Italy. 9 vols.
- Women's Travel Writings In Revolutionary France. 7 vols.
Chawton House Library: Women's Novels. 11 vols.
- The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House
- The Romance of Private Life by Sarah Harriet Burney
- The Soldier's Orphan by Mrs. Costello
- Adelaide and Theodore by Stéphanie-Félicité De Genlis
- The Corinna of England by E. M. Foster
- The Private History of the Court of England by Sarah Green
- Romance Readers and Romance Writers by Sarah Green
- The History of Ned Evans by Elizabeth Hervey
- Strathallan by Alicia LeFanu
- The Victim of Fancy by Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
- Julia by Helen Maria Williams
PICKERING WOMEN'S CLASSICS
- A Serious Proposal to the Ladies by Mary Astell
- Joanna Baillie: a Selection of Poems and Plays
- New Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish
- Narrative of the Life of Charlotte Charke
- Counterfeit Ladies edited by Janet Todd and Elizabeth Spearing
- Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
- Nature and Art by Elizabeth Inchbald
- Cassandra and Suggestions for Thought by Florence Nightingale
- The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
- Maude by Christina Rossetti, "On Sisterhoods" and A Woman's Thoughts About Women by Dinah Mulock Craik
- The Conquest of Rome by Matilde Serao
- The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim by Sophie von LaRoche
WOMEN'S STUDIES COLLECTIONS
- Bluestocking Feminism: The Bluestocking Circle. 6 vols.
- Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights. 6 vols.
- Silver Fork Novels, 1826-1841. 6 vols.
- Varieties of Female Gothic. 6 vols.
- Varieties of Women's Sensation Fiction, 1855-1890. 6 vols.
- Women Writing Home, 1700-1920. 6 vols.
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Behn, Aphra. The Works of Aphra Behn. Edited by Janet Todd. 7 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992-1996.
- Vol. 1. Poetry
- Vol. 2. Love-letters Between A Nobleman And His Sister
- Vol. 3. The Fair Jilt and Other Stories
- Vol. 4. Reflections on Morality or Seneca Unmasqued and Other Prose Translations
- Vol. 5. The Plays, 1671-1677: The Forc'd Marriage; The Amorous Prince; The Dutch Lover; Abdelazer; The Town-fopp; The Debauchee; The Rover
- Vol. 6. The Plays, 1678-1682: Sir Patient Fancy; The Feign'd Curtizans
- Vol. 7. The Plays, 1682-1696: The City-heiress; The Young King; The Emperor Of The Moon; The Lucky Chance; The Widdow Ranter; The Younger Brother
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. General editor, Sandra Donaldson. Editorial team: Rita Patteson, Marjorie Stone and Beverly Taylor. Associate editors: Simon Avery, Cynthia Burgess, Clara Drummond and Barbara Neri. Editorial associate: Jane Stewart Laux. 5 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.
- Vol. 1. Works Published in EBB's Lifetime; Friends and Relatives; General Introduction; Bibliography; Introduction to Poems (1856)
- Poems (1856)
- Vol. 2. Poems (1856), continued
- Vol. 3. Critical Introduction. Reviews of Aurora Leigh. Textual Introduction. Aurora Leigh (1859). Dedication; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Book VI; Book VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Notes
- Vol. 4. Introduction. Works not included in Poems. Works Published after Aurora Leigh
- Vol. 5. Introduction. Works Published after Aurora Leigh, cont. Works Unpublished in EBB's Lifetime. Undated Items and Fragments. Consolidated Index
Bulwer Lytton, Rosina, Baroness Lytton. The Collected Letters of Rosina Bulwer Lytton. Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts with Steve Carpenter. 3 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Burney, Fanny. The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. Edited by Peter Sabor; associate editor Stewart J. Cooke. 2 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1995.
- Vol. 1: Comedies: The Witlings (1778-80); Love and Fashion (1798-99); A Busy Day (1800-2); The Woman-Hater (1800-2)
- Vol. 2: Tragedies: Edwy and Elgiva (1788-95); Hubert de Vere (1790-97); The Siege of Pevensey (1790-91); Elberta (1791-1814); The Triumphant Toadeater (1798)
Edgeworth, Maria. The Works of Maria Edgeworth. General editor: Marilyn Butler. Volume editors: Marilyn Butler, Connor Carville, Claire Connolly, Jane Desmarais, Elizabeth Eger, Siobhán Kilfeather, Susan Manly, Tim McLoughlin, Clíona ÓGallchoir, Heidi Van de Veire and Kim Walker. 12 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 1999-2003.
- Vol. 1. General Introduction; Textual Note; Introductory Note; Castle Rackrent (1800); Irish Bulls (1802); Ennui (1809); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Jane Desmarais, Tim McLoughlin and Marilyn Butler. General introduction by Marilyn Butler
- Vol. 2. Introductory Note; Abbreviations; Belinda (1801); Endnotes; Textual Variants; Appendix 1; Appendix 2. Edited by Siobhán Kilfeather
- Vol. 3. Introductory Note; Leonora (1806); Harrington (1817); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Marilyn Butler and Susan Manly
- Vol. 4. Introductory Note; Manoeuvring (1809); Vivian (1812); Endnotes; Textual Variants Edited by Claire Connolly with Marilyn Butler
- Vol. 5. Introductory Note; The Absentee (1812); Madame de Fleury (1809); Emilie de Coulanges (1812); Endnotes; Textual Note; Textual Variants. Edited by Heidi van de Veire and Kim Walker
- Vols. 6-7. Introductory Note; Patronage (1814); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Conor Carville and Marilyn Butler
- Vol. 8. Introductory Note; Ormond (1817); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Claire Connolly
- Vol. 9. Introductory Note; Helen (1834); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Susan Manly and Clíona ÓGallchoir
- Vol. 10. Selected short fiction. Introductory note; “Preface,” “Lazy Lawrence,” “Waste Not, Want Not,” “Forgive and Forget,” “Simple Susan,” “The Mimic,” “The Orphans,” “The Basket Woman,” “The White Pigeon,” The Parent’s Assistant (1800); “Forester,” “Angelina,” Moral Tales for Young People (1801); Endnotes; Textual Variants. Edited by Elizabeth Eger and Clíona ÓGallchoir
- Vol. 11. Introductory Note; Acknowledgments and Dedication; Practical Education (1798); Index; Endnotes; Textual Variants; Plates. Edited by Susan Manly
- Vol. 12. Introductory Note; “Lame Jervas,” “The Grateful Negro,” Popular Tales (1804); “Harry and Lucy,” “Rosamond,” “Frank,” “The Little Dog Trusty,” “The Orange Man,” “The Cherry Orchard,” Early Lessons (1801); Endnotes; Textual Variants; Manuscript Material Introductory Note; Whim for Whim (1798); Endnotes; List of Errata; Index. Edited by Elizabeth Eger, Clíona ÓGallchoir, and Marilyn Butler
Eliot, George. The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliot. Edited by Antonie Gerard van den Broek. 2 volumes. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.
Eliot, George. The Spanish Gypsy. Edited by Antonie Gerard van den Broek. Consulting editor, William Baker. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. General editor, Joanne Shattock. Advisory editor: Angus Easson. Volume editors: Joanne Shattock, Linda Peterson, Josie Billington, Alan Shelston, Charlotte Mitchell, Elisabeth Jay, Linda K Hughes, Deirdre d'Albertis, Marion Shaw, Joanne Wilkes. 10 vols. Part I, vols. 1-3, 5, 7. Part II, vols. 4, 6, 8-10. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005-2006.
- Vol. 1. Journalism, Early Fiction and Personal Writings. Edited by Joanne Shattock
- Vol. 2. Novellas and Shorter Fiction: The Moorland Cottage, Cranford and Related Writing. Edited by Alan Shelston
- Vol. 3. Novellas and Shorter Fiction: Round the Sofa and Tales from Household Words 1852–1859
- Vol. 4. Novellas and Shorter Fiction: “Cousin Phillis and other Tales” from All the Year Round and the Cornhill Magazine 1859–1864. Edited by Linda Hughes
- Vol. 5. Mary Barton (1848) and William Gaskell, Two lectures on the Lancashire dialect. Edited by Joanne Wilkes
- Vol. 6. Ruth (1853). Edited by Deirdre d'Albertis
- Vol. 7. North and South (1855). Edited by Elisabeth Jay
- Vol. 8. The Life of Charlotte Brontë. Edited by Linda H. Peterson
- Vol. 9. Sylvia's Lovers (1863). Edited by Marion Shaw
- Vol. 10. Wives and Daughters (1866). Edited by Josie Billington
Haywood, Eliza. The Selected Works of Eliza Haywood. Edited by Alexander Pettit et al. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2000-2001.
- Vol. 1. The Tea-Table (1725); The Tea-Table . . . Part the Second (1726); Reflections on the Various Effects of Love (1726); Love-Letters on All Occasions (1730); A Present for a Servant-Maid (1743)
- Vol. 2. Epistles for the Ladies, Vol. 1 (1749); Epistles for the Ladies, Vol. 2 (1750)
- Vol. 3. The Wife (1755); The Husband (1756); The Young Lady (1756)
- Vol. 4. The Dramatic Historiographer (The Companion to the Theatre, Volume 1) (1735); The Parrot (1746); Preface to A Companion to the Theatre (1747)
- Vol. 5. The Female Spectator. Vols. 1 and 2
- Vol. 6. The Female Spectator. Vols. 3 and 4
Spedding, Patrick, ed. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Edited by Patrick Spedding. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2004.
Inchbald, Elizabeth. The Diaries of Elizabeth Inchbald. Edited by Ben P. Robertson. 3 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
- Vol. 1. The Early Years on the Stage—Scotland, France, Ireland, the Provinces, and London, 1776-1781
- Vol. 2. The Height of Fame—Acting, Playwriting, and Novel Writing, 1782-1793
- Vol. 3. The Introspective Years—Drama Criticism, Napoleonic Wars, and the Queen’s Trial, 1807-1820
Lamb, Caroline, Lady. The Works of Lady Caroline Lamb. Edited by Leigh Wetherall Dickson and Malcolm Paul Douglass, Jr. 3 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
- Vol. 1. Glenarvon (1816). Edited by Paul Douglass
- Vol. 2. Graham Hamilton (1822) and poems. Edited by Leigh Wetherall Dickson and Paul Douglass. Poems: Poems From Letters; Poems from a Gift Book in the Hertfordshire Archives; Additional Poems from a Gift Book for Georgiana, Lady Morpeth, in the Castle Howard Archives; Verses from Glenarvon (1816); Long Poems; Verses from Graham Hamilton (1822) and Ada Reis (1823); Additional Verses from Isaac Nathan’s Fugitive Pieces and Reminiscences of Lord Byron . . . also Some Original Poetry, Letter and Recollections of Lady Caroline Lamb
- Vol. 3. Ada Reis, a Tale (1823). Edited by Leigh Wetherall Dickson
Manley, Delarivier. The Selected Works of Delarivier Manley. General editors, Rachel Carnell and Ruth Herman. Consulting editor, W. R. Owens. 5 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2005.
- Vol. 1. The Secret History of Queen Zarah (1705); Letters Writen by Mrs Manley (1696); Ladies Pacquet Broke Open (1707)
- Vol. 2. The New Atalantis (1709)
- Vol. 3. Memoirs of Europe (1710)
- Vol. 4. Rivella (1714); The Power of Love (1720)
- Vol. 5. The Pamphlets (1709–1713); The Examiner (1711); Almyna: or The Vow (1707); Lucius, the First Christian King of Britain (1717)
Martineau, Harriet. The Collected Letters of Harriet Martineau. General editor, Deborah Anna Logan. Advisory editor, Valerie Sanders. 5 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
- Vol. 1. Early Years
- Vol. 2. 1830s and 1840s
- Vols. 3-4. 1850s and early 1860s
- Vol. 5. Late 1860s and 1870s
Martineau, Harriet. Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History and Military Reform. Edited by Deborah Anna Logan. 6 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.
- Vols. 1–5. History of the Peace: Being a History of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815 (1864)
- Vol. 6. England and her Soldiers (1859); Daily News leaders on sanitary reform in the armed forces: “Army Hygiene” (14 January 1859 and 18 January 1859); “Royal Commission on the Sanitary Condition of the Army” (26 January 1859); “Reconstitution of the Army Medical Department” ( 11 February 1859 ); “An appeal to the Minister of War: Why the Delay?”(16 February 1859); “Sanitary reform for preventable epidemic disease as a matter of national security” (5 March 1859); “Sidney Herbert and barrack reform” (27 June 1859); “Overview of sanitary reform in the military in 'Review of the Year'” (31 December 1859); “Health in the Camps,” “Health in the Hospitals,” Atlantic Monthly (1861); Previously unpublished correspondence between Martineau and Florence Nightingale addressing health, illness, mortality, preventable disease, and nationalism; Selections from Once a Week: “Florence Nightingale’s Latest Charity” (15 August 1863); “The Training of Nurses” (30 June 1860); “3 Woman’s Battlefield” (3 December 1859); “The Soldier and Sailor: Their Health” (5 January 1861); “Nurses Wanted,” Cornhill Magazine (1865); “Miss Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing,” Quarterly Review (1860)
_____. Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire. Edited by Deborah Anna Logan. Advisory editors, Antoinette Burton and Kitty Sklar. Preface by Patrick Brantlinger. 5 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2004.
- Vol. 1. The Empire Question. “Life in the Wilds” (1832); “Demerara” (1833); “Cinnamon and Pearls” (1833); “Dawn Island” (1845)
- Vol. 2. The Middle Eastern Question. Eastern Life, Present and Past (1848), Part I
- Vol. 3. The Middle Eastern Question. Eastern Life, Present and Past (1848), Part II
- Vol. 4. The Irish Question. “Ireland” (1832); Letters from Ireland (1852); Endowed Schools of Ireland (1858)
- Vol. 5. The India Question. British Rule In India. A Historical Sketch (1857); Suggestions Towards The Future Government Of India (1858); India [Our Ignorance of India], Daily News (1857); India [“Review of the Year”], Daily News (1857); India, [Understanding India] Daily News (1858); East India Company [Land], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Taxation], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Justice], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Treatment of Criminals], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Public Works], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Education], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Public Works], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Welfare of Natives], Daily News (1858); East India Company [Final Dissolution], Daily News (1858); China [Sir John Bowring], Daily News (1857); China [British Aggression], Daily News (1857); China [and the Indian Mutiny], Daily News (1857); China [Impending War], Daily News (1857); China [“Review of the Year”], Daily News (1857); China [Canton], Daily News (1858); China [Canton and Western Trade], Daily News (1858)
Robinson, Mary. The Works of Mary Robinson. General editor, William D Brewer. Volume editors: Hester Davenport, Daniel Robinson, Sharon M Setzer, Julie A Shaffer, Orianne Smith and Dawn Vernooy-Epp. 8 vols. Part I, vols. 1-4. Part II, vols. 5-8. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009-2010.
- Vol. 1. Poems. Edited by Daniel Robinson
- Vol. 2. Poems (continued). Edited by Daniel Robinson; Vancenza; or, The Dangers of Credulity (1792); The Widow; or, A Picture of Modern Times (1794). Edited by Dawn M. Vernooy-Epp
- Vol. 3. Angelina; A Novel (1796). Edited by Sharon M. Setzer
- Vol. 4. Hubert de Sevrac, A Romance, of the Eighteenth Century (1796). Edited by Orianne Smith
- Vol. 5. Walsingham; or, The Pupil of Nature: A Domestic Story (1797). Edited by William D. Brewer
- Vol. 6. The False Friend: A Domestic Story (1799). Edited by Julie A Shaffer
- Vol. 7. The Natural Daughter. With Portraits of the Leadenhead Family. A Novel (1799); Memoirs of Mrs Mary Robinson; Letters from Mary Robinson. Edited by Hester Davenport
- Vol. 8. The Lucky Escape (1778); Impartial Reflections on the Present Situation of the Queen of France (1791); Nobody, a Comedy in Two Acts (performed 1794); The Sicilian Lover (1796); A Letter to the Women of England (1799); “The Sylphid Essays,” Morning Post (October 1799 - February 1800); “Present State of the Manners, Society, Etc. Etc. of the Metropolis of England,” Monthly Magazine (1800); “Memoirs and Anecdotes of Eminent Persons,” Monthly Magazine (1800); “Biographical Sketches” (1800–1801); “Jasper” (1801). Edited by William D. Brewer and Sharon M. Setzer
Shelley, Mary. Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings. With a general introduction by Nora Crook. Volume editors: Clarissa Campbell Orr, Pamela Clemit, Tilar Mazzeo, Arnold Markley and Lisa Vargo. 4 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.
- Vol. 1. Italian Lives: Lives of Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo di Medici, Marsiglio Ficino, Giovanni Pico dell Mirandola, Angelo Poliziano, Bernardo Pulci, Luca Pulci, Luigi Pulci, Cieco de Ferrara, Burchiello, Matteo Maria Bojardo, Francesco Berni, Machiavelli, Guiccardini, Vittoria Colonna, Giovanni Battista Guarini, Gabriello Chiabrera, Alessandro Tassoni, Giambattista Marini, Vincenzo de Filicaja, Pietro Metastasio, Carlo Goldoni, Vittorio Alfieri, Vincenzo Monti, Ugo Foscolo
- Vol. 2. Spanish and Portuguese lives: Survey of early Hispanic literature, Juan Boscan, Garcilaso de la Vega, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Luis Ponce de Leon, Fernando de Herrera, Jorge de Montemayor, Cristobal de Castillejo, Cervantes, Alonzo de Ericilla [not by Mary Shelley], Lope de Vega, Vincente Espinel, Esteban de Villegas, Luis de Gongora, Franciso Gomez de Quevedo, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Bernardim Ribeyro, Gil Vincente, Francisco de Sa de Miranda, Antonio Ferreira, Luiz Vaz de Camoens; French Lives: Montaigne, Rabelais [not by Mary Shelley], Corneille, La Rochefoucauld
- Vol. 3. French Lives: Moliere, Boileau, Racine, La Fontaine [not by Mary Shelley], Pascal, Madame de Sevigne, Fenelon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Mirabeau, Madame Roland, Madame de Stael
- Vol. 4. Memoirs: “Life of William Godwin” (1836-c.1840); Non-dramatic poetry: “The Choice” (1823); “On Reading Wordsworth’s Lines on Peel Castle” (1825); “To Jane with the Last Man” (1826); “Absence” (1830); “A Dirge” (1830); “The Death of Love” (1831); “A Night Scene” (1831); “To love in solitude” (1832); “Stanzas” (1832); “La Vida es sueno” (1833-1834); “Fair Italy! Still shines thy sun as bright” (1833); “Tempo e ben di morire” (1833) “O listen while I sing to thee” (1838); “O come to me in dreams” (1838); “How like a Star you rose upon my Life” (1838); Uncollected Fiction: “Maurice” (1820); “Lacy de Vere” (1827); “Cecil” (c. 1845) [newly identified as a translation]; Uncollected Non-fiction: “Theseus” fragment; “Cyrus” fragment (c. 1815); “Book of Samuel” fragment (?1819–1820); “Necessity of a Belief in the Heathen Mythology” (c. 1820); “Life of Shelley” (1823); “Modern Italian Romances” (1838); Translations: “Cupid and Psyche” (1817), “Relation of the Death of the Family of the Cenci” (1819); Two chapters, of translation of Laura Tighe Galloni's novel Inez de Medina (?1848–1850); Part-Authored and Attributed Writings
Shelley, Mary. The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley. Edited by Nora Crook with Pamela Clemit. Consulting Editor: Betty T. Bennett. 8 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1996.
- Vol. 1. Frankenstein (1818)
- Vol. 2. Matilda (1819), Dramas, Reviews, Prefaces and Notes
- Vol. 3. Valperga (1823)
- Vol. 4. The Last Man (1826)
- Vol. 5. The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, A Romance (1830)
- Vol. 6. Lodore (1835)
- Vol. 7. Falkner (1837)
- Vol. 8. Travel Writing, Index of Places and Names
Smith, Charlotte Turner. The Works of Charlotte Smith. General editor, Stuart Curran. Volume editors, Stuart Curran, ... [et al.] 14 vols. Part I, vols. 1-5. Part II, vols. 6-10. Part III, vols. 11-14. London : Pickering & Chatto, 2005-2007.
- Vol. 1. Manon L'Escaut or The Fatal Attachment (1786); The Romance of Real Life (1787). Edited by Michael Garner with assistance from Karla M. Taylor
- Vol. 2. Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle (1788). Edited by Judith Stanton
- Vol. 3. Ethelinde, or the Recluse of the Lake (1789). Edited by Stuart Curran
- Vol. 4. Celestina (1791). Edited by Kristina Straub
- Vol. 5. Desmond (1792). Edited by Stuart Curran
- Vol. 6. The Old Manor House. Edited by Ina Ferris
- Vol. 7. The Wanderings of Warwick; The Banished Man. Edited by M. O. Grenby
- Vol. 8. Montalbert. Edited by Stuart Curran and Adriana Craciun
- Vol. 9. Marchmont. Edited by Kate Davies and Harriet Guest
- Vol. 10. The Young Philosopher. Edited by A. A. Markley
- Vol. 11. The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer. Edited by David Lorne Macdonald
- Vol. 12. Rural Walks; Rambles Farther; Minor Morals; and A Narrative of the Loss of the Catherine. Edited by Elizabeth A. Dolan
- Vol. 13. Who is She? (1798); Conversations Introducing Poetry, Chiefly on Subjects of Natural History (1804); The Natural History of Birds (1807). Edited by Judith Pascoe
- Vol. 14. Elegiac Sonnets (1784, 1797), The Emigrants (1792), and Beachy Head, and Other Poems (1807); Uncollected poems. Edited by Jacqueline M. Labbe
Trollope, Frances Milton. The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. General editor, Brenda Ayres. Editor, Christian Sutphin. 4 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
- Vol 1. The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw: Or Scenes on the Mississippi (1836)
- Vol. 2. The Vicar of Wrexhill (1837)
- Vol. 3. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy (1840)
- Vol. 4. Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day (1843)
Wharton, Edith. The Unpublished Writings of Edith Wharton. Edited by Laura Rattray. 2 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
- Vol. 1. Plays: Introduction; Editorial Note; Edith Wharton as Playwright; The Man of Genius; Untitled; The Arch; The Necklace; Kate Spain; Plays: Appendix
- Vol. 2. Novels and Life Writing; Introduction; Editorial Note; Fast and Loose; Disintegration; Literature; Life and I; "Quaderno dello Studente"; Bibliography
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Edited by Janet Todd and Marilyn Butler. Assistant editor, Emma Rees-Mogg. 7 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1989.
- Vol. 1. Mary, A Fiction. The Wrongs of Woman: or, Maria. The Cave of Fancy
- Vol. 2. Elements of Morality. Young Grandison
- Vol. 3. Of the Importance of Religious Opinions
- Vol. 4. Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. The Female Reader. Original Stories. Letters on the Management of Infants. Lessons
- Vol. 5. A Vindication of the Rights of Men. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Hints
- Vol. 6. An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution. Letters to Joseph Johnson. Letters Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Letters to Gilbert Imlay
- Vol. 7. On Poetry. Contributions to the Analytical Review, 1788-1797
CHAWTON HOUSE LIBRARY
Chawton House Library: Women's Memoirs
Culley, Amy, ed. Women's Court and Society Memoirs. Edited by Amy Culley. 9 vols. Part I. Vols 1-4. Part II. Vols 5-9. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009-2010.
- Vol. 1. [Lady Charlotte Bury], Diary illustrative of the times of George the Fourth (1838), volume I
- Vol. 2. [Lady Charlotte Bury], Diary illustrative of the times of George the Fourth (1838), volume II
- Vol. 3. Catherine E. Cary, Memoirs of Miss C.E. Cary (1825), volume I
- Vol. 4. Catherine E. Cary, Memoirs of Miss C.E. Cary (1825), volume II and III
- Vol. 5. Elizabeth Hervey, Life and memoirs of Elizabeth Chudleigh (1789)
- Vol. 6. Mary Anne Clarke, The rival princes, or, a faithful narrative of facts, relating to Mrs M.A. Clarke's political acquaintance (1810)
- Vol. 7. Pauline Adelaide Alexandre Panam, Memoirs of a young Greek lady (1823)
- Vol. 8. Elizabeth Craven, Memoirs of the Margravine of Anspach, formerly Lady Craven (1826), volume I
- Vol. 9. Elizabeth Craven, Memoirs of the Margravine of Anspach, formerly Lady Craven (1826), volume II
Batchelor, Jennie, ed. Women's Theatrical Memoirs, 1610-1725. Series editor, Jennie Batchelor. Volume editors: Sue Mcpherson, Sharon M Setzer and Julia Swindells. 10 vols. Part I, vols. 1-5. Part II, vols. 6-10. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007-2008.
- Vol. 1. Mary Robinson, Memoirs of the Late Mrs Robinson (1801)
- Vols. 2-3. James Boaden, The Life of Mrs Jordan (1831)
- Vols. 4-5. Thomas Campbell, Life of Mrs Siddons (1834)
- Vols. 6-8. Elizabeth Steele, The Memoirs of Mrs Sophia Baddeley (1787)
- Vol. 9. Leah Sumbel, Memoirs of the Life of Mrs Sumbel, Part I (1811)
- Vol. 10. Leah Sumbel, Memoirs of the Life of Mrs Sumbel, Part II (1811); [A Gentleman], Memoirs of George Anne Bellamy (1785); The Life and Memoirs of the late Miss Ann Catley by Miss Ambross (c. 1789); Elizabeth Billington, Memoirs of Mrs Billington (1792)
Chawton House Library: Women's Travel Writings
Bending, Stephen, and Stephen Bygrave, eds. Women's Travel Writings in Italy. Series editors, Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave. Volume editors: Donatella Badin, Julia Banister, Catherine Dille, Betty Hagglund and Annie Richardson. 9 vols. Part I, vols. 1-4. Part II, vols. 5-9. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009-2010.
- Vols. 1-2. [Lady Anna Riggs Miller], Letters from Italy (1777)
- Vols. 3-4. Hester Lynch Piozzi, Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy and Germany (1789)
- Vol. 5. Maria Graham, Three Months Passed in the Mountains East of Rome (1820)
- Vols. 6-7. Lady Morgan, Italy (1821)
- Vols. 8-9. Harriet Morton, Protestant Vigils, or Evening Records of a Journey in Italy (1829)
_____. Women's Travel Writings in Revolutionary France. Edited by Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave. 7 vols. Part I, vols. 1-3. Part II, vols. 4-7. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007-2008.
- Vols. 1-2. Helen Maria Williams, Letters Containing a Sketch of the Scenes which Passed in Various Departments of France during the Tyranny of Robespierre (1796)
- Vol. 3. Helen Maria Williams, A Tour in Switzerland (1798); Charlotte West, A Ten Years’ Residence in France, During the Severest Part of the Revolution . . . 1787 to 1797 (1821)
- Vol. 4. A Sketch of Modern France (1798), "By a Lady," though equally possibly by its putative editor, Christopher Lake Moody
- Vols. 5-7. Anne Plumptre, A Narrative of a Three Years’ Residence in France, 1802-1805 (1810)
Chawton House Library: Women's Novels
Batchelor, Jennie, and Megan Hiatt, eds. The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Romance of Private Life (1839). Edited by Lorna J. Clark. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Costello, Mrs. The Soldier's Orphan: A Tale. Edited by Clare Broome Saunders. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.
De Genlis, Stéphanie-Félicité, Comtesse de. Adelaide and Theodore, or Letters on Education (1783). Edited by Gillian Dow. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Foster, E. M. The Corinna of England, and a Heroine in the Shade: a Modern Romance (1809). Edited by Sylvia Bordoni. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Green, Sarah. The Private History of the Court of England. Edited by Fiona Price. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
Green, Sarah. Romance Readers and Romance Writers (1810). Edited by Christopher Goulding. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.
Hervey, Elizabeth. The History of Ned Evans. Edited by Helena Kelly. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
LeFanu, Alicia. Strathallan. Edited by Anna M. Fitzer. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Tomlins, Elizabeth Sophia. The Victim of Fancy. Edited by Daniel Cook. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
Williams, Helen Maria. Julia (1790). Edited by Natasha Duquette. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009.
PICKERING WOMEN'S CLASSICS
Baillie, Joanna. Joanna Baillie: A Selection of Poems and Plays. Edited with introduction and notes by Amanda Gilroy and Keith Hanley. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.
Cavendish, Margaret. The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing World (1666) and Other Writings. Edited by Kate Lilley. London: W. Pickering, 1992.
Charke, Charlotte. Narrative of the Life of Charlotte Charke. Edited with introduction and notes by Robert Rehder. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1999.
Counterfeit Ladies. The Life and Death of Mal Cutpurse and The Case of Mary Carleton. London: William Pickering, 1994.
Eliot, George. Impressions of Theophrastus Such. Edited by Nancy Henry. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1994.
Inchbald, Elizbeth. Nature and Art. Edited with introduction and notes by Shawn Lisa Maurer. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 1997.
Nightingale, Florence. Cassandra and other selections from Suggestions for thought. Edited by Mary Poovey. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992.
Owenson, Sydney, Lady Morgan. The Wild Irish Girl. Edited with an introduction and notes by Claire Connolly and Stephen Copley. With a foreword by Kevin Whelan. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2000.
Rossetti, Christina. Maude. “On Sisterhoods” and A Woman's Thoughts about Women by Dinah Mulock Craik. [All] edited by Elaine Showalter. Textual notes by Penny Mahon. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1993.
Serao, Matilde. The conquest of Rome. Edited by Ann Caesar. London: Pickering and Chatto, 1991.
La Roche, Sophie von. The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim. Edited by James Lynn. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1992.
WOMEN'S STUDIES COLLECTIONS
Bluestocking Feminism: Writings of the Bluestocking Circle, 1738-1785. General editor, Gary Kelly; volume editors Elizabeth Eger, et al. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1999.
- Vol. 1: Elizabeth Montagu, 1720-1800: An Essay on the Writings & Genius of Shakespear; Dialogues of the Dead; Unpublished Dialogues; Selected Letters
- Vol. 2: Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806: The Works of Epictetus; Selected Poems; Selected Prose; Miscellaneous Letters
- Vol. 3: Catherine Talbot and Hester Chapone: Catherina Talbot, 1721-1770. Hester Chapone, 1717-1801
- Vol. 4: Anna Seward, 1742-1809: Love Elegies and Epistles; Verses; Inscriptions; Selected Sonnets; Extracts from Anna Seward's Literary Correspondence; Extracts from The Letters of Anna Seward Written Between The Years 1784 and 1807; Extracts from Anna Seward’s Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Darwin, Chiefly During his Residence at Lichfield, With Anecdotes of his Friends, and Criticisms on his Writings
- Vol. 5: Sarah Scott, 1721–1795: A Journey Through Every Stage of Life, Vol. 1; A Journey Through Every Stage of Life, Vol. 2
- Vol. 6: Sarah Scott, 1721-1795, and Clara Reeve, 1729-1807: Sarah Scott, The Test of Filial Duty, Vols. 1 and 2. Clara Reeve, The Progress of Romance
Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights. General editor, Derek Hughes. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2001.
- Vol. 1: Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood: Delarivier Manley, The Lost Lover (1696); The Royal Mischief (1696). Eliza Haywood, The Fair Captive (1721); A Wife to be Lett (1724)
- Vol. 2: Mary Pix and Catherine Trotter: Mary Pix, The Deceiver Deceived (1698); Queen Catharine: or, The Ruines of Love (1698). Catharine Trotter, Love at a Loss, or, Most Votes Carry It (1701); The Revolution of Sweden (1706)
- Vol. 3: Susanna Centlivre: The Basset-table (1705); The Busie Body (1709); The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret (1714); A Bold Stroke For A Wife (1718)
- Vol. 4: Elizabeth Griffith: The Platonic Wife (1765); The Double Mistake (1766); The School For Rakes (1769; A Wife In The Right (1772)
- Vol. 5: Hannah Cowley: The Runaway (1776); The Belle's Stratagem (1780); A Bold Stroke For A Husband (1783); The Town Before You (1794)
- Vol. 6: Elizabeth Inchbald: The Widow's Vow 1786); Such Things Are (1787); The Chipli class; Next Door Neighbours (1791); Wives As They Were, And Maids As They Are (1797)
Silver Fork Novels, 1826-1841. General editor, Harriet Devine Jump. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.
- Vol. 1. Lister, Thomas Henry. Granby: A Novel (1826). Edited by Clare Bainbridge
- Vol. 2. Landon, Letitia. Romance and Reality (1831). Edited by Cynthia Lawford
- Vol. 3. Bulwer Lytton, Edward. Godolphin. A Novel (1833). Edited by Harriet Devine Jump
- Vol. 4. Marguerite, Countess of Blessington. The Victims of Society (1837). Edited by Ann R. Hawkins and Jeraldine R. Kraver
- Vol. 5. Bulwer Lytton, Rosina. Cheveley: a Man of Honour (1839). Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts
- Vol. 6. Gore, Catherine. Cecil, Or the Adventures of a Coxcomb (1841). Edited by Andrea Hibbard and Edward Copeland.
Varieties of Female Gothic. General editor, Gary Kelly. 6 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.
- Vol. 1. Enlightenment Gothic and Terror Gothic
- Vol. 2. Street Gothic: Female Gothic Chapbooks
- Vol. 3. Erotic Gothic
- Vols. 4-5. Historical Gothic
- Vol. 6. Orientalist Gothic
Varieties of Women's Sensation Fiction, 1855-1890. General editor, Andrew Maunder. Consulting editor, Sally Mitchell. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2004.
- Vol. 1. Sensationalism and the Sensation Debate. Edited by Andrew Maunder
- Vol. 2. Domestic Sensationalism. Florence Marryat, Love's conflict (1865). Edited by Andrew Maunder
- Vol. 3. Gothic Sensationalism. Ellen Wood, St Martin's eve (1866). Edited by Lyn Pykett
- Vol. 4. Sensation With a Purpose. Felicia Skene, Hidden depths (1866). Edited by Lillian Nayder. Erotic sensationalism. Rhoda Broughton, Cometh Up as a Flower (1867). Edited by Tamar Heller
- Vol. 5. Sensation and Detection. Mary Cecil Hay, Old Myddelton's money (1874). Edited by Mark Knight
- Vol. 6. Newspaper Sensationalism. Dora Russell, Beneath the Wave (1878). Edited by Graham Law
Women Writing Home, 1700-1920: Female Correspondence across the British Empire. General editor, Klaus Stierstorfer. 6 vols. London; Brookfield, Vt.: Pickering & Chatto, 2006.
- Vol. 1. Africa. Edited by Silke Strickrodt. General Introduction; Bibliography; Volume Introduction; Note on the Text; Bibliography; Sabina Peter Clemens, Sierra Leone, 1851–63; Henrietta Elise König/Knödler, Sierra Leone, 1860–5; Lady Florence Dixie, South Africa, 1881; Jane Moir, Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika, 1890; Ada Slatter, Transvaal, East African Protectorate and Rhodesia, 1904–21; Editorial Notes
- Vol. 2. Australia. Edited by Deirdre Coleman. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; New South Wales: Elizabeth Macarthur, 1789–1838 ; Elizabeth Macarthur, junior, 1817–18; Margaret Catchpole, 1802–11; Mary Wild, 1817–26; Christiana Blomfield, 1824–39; Fanny Macleay, 1826–36; Western Australia: Georgiana Molloy, 1832–41; Charlotte Bussell, 1839–53; Tasmania: Jane Franklin, 1837–42; South Australia: Mary Thomas, 1838–40; Editorial Notes
- Vol. 3. Canada. Edited by Cecily Devereux and Kathleen Venema. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; Early Colonial Period: Elizabeth Russell to Elizabeth Fairlie Kiernan, 1792–9; Women and Settlement: Rebecca Radcliff to the Reverend Thomas Radcliff and ‘Bridget Lacy’ to‘Mary’, 1832; Alice Rendell’s Circular Letters, 1903–5; Barbara Alice Slater to Lilian (‘Lily Anna’) and Ellen Clement, 1809–18; Colonial Administration: Frances Simpson; Isobel Finlayson; Letitia Hargrave; Travelling Women: Anna Brownell Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe, 1836–7; Clara, Lady Rayleigh, to her Mother; Editorial Notes
- Vol. 4. India. Edited by Klaus Stierstorfer. Introduction; Bibliography; Family and Society: Sophia Plowden, Calcutta, 1783; Matilda Spry, Bengal, 1856–9; Alice Massy, India 1875; Pioneer Women: Marie Elizabeth Hayes, Missonary Doctor, 1906–7; Margaret Noble / Sister Nivedita, 1911; Cornelia Sorabji to Mary, Lady Hobhouse and to Sir Valentine Chirol, India, 1893–; Editorial Notes
- Vol. 5. New Zealand. Edited by Charlotte J. Macdonald. Volume Introduction; Bibliography; Sarah Selwyn, Letters from New Zealand (1842-68); Caroline Abraham, Letters from New Zealand (1850-70); Sarah Greenwood, Letters from New Zealand (1843-89); Jane Maria Atkinson, Letters to Margaret Taylor (1853-1910); Georgina Bowen, Letters from New Zealand (1851-82); Editorial Notes
- Vol. 6. USA. Edited by Susan Imbarrato. Introduction; Bibliography; Domestic Concerns and Familial Connections: Sarah Cary, West Indies and Massachusetts, 1779–1824; Elizabeth Farmar, Philadelphia, 1774–89; Loyalist and Patriot: Anne Hulton, Boston, 1767–76; Esther de Berdt Reed, Philadelphia, 1770–80; Social Concerns and Advocacy: Mary Anne Estlin, Boston and New York, 1868; Editorial Notes; Consolidated Index
The Pickering Masters:
Pickering & Chatto’s Master series is in every sense one of the most enlightened publishing ventures of our time.
—Times Higher Education Supplement
Chawton House Library: Women's Novels:
By making these fascinating and culturally relevant novels available to a wider readership, Chawton House and Pickering & Chatto have performed an invaluable service . . . the scholarly and comprehensively executed introductions and annotation provided by the editors make these particular editions so valuable and the texts so accessible.
Pickering Women's Classics:
The mixture of famous and obscure writers should offer something to both academic and popular taste; altogether the series seems admirable in its aims and in its execution.
The Works of Aphra Behn:
. . . admirably scholarly . . . we can look forward to further volumes in the Pickering series, for we need well-edited and clear copies of most of Behn’s plays, and much of her fiction.
—Margaret Anne Doody
London Review of Books
. . . these three volumes [vols 5–7] conclude a labour which has provided modern scholars with a version of Aphra Behn’s writings that they can, finally, do business with—a circumstance which would no doubt have gratified and appeased the author’s sense of professional duty.
The Times Literary Supplement
The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
With the appearance of this edition, the study of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry enters a new phase; her work no longer needs to be rescued or rediscovered, and can be paid the compliment of genuine critical scrutiny.
Times Literary Supplement
The editorial team for this edition is to be congratulated for producing a magnificent and invaluable tool for students of nineteenth-century English poetry. It is, significantly, the first complete modern scholarly edition of Browning's works and a notable example of collaborative editing in the twenty-first century.
—Antony H. Harrison
New Books Online 19
The Collected Letters of Rosina Bulwer Lytton:
. . . tragicomic, unparagraphed, rampaging splendour. . .
Times Literary Supplement
The Complete Plays of Frances Burney
. . . the publishing event of 1995 in drama is Peter Sabor’s splendid edition of The Complete Plays of Frances Burney.
Studies in English Literature
Another notable publishing event is the recent first ever edition of the complete plays of Frances Burney…. A full picture of Burney as a writer is thus made possible for the first time, and given that interest in her is growing, their publication will be widely welcomed.
The Works of Maria Edgeworth:
. . . a heroic undertaking . . . Maria has found her voice again. . . .
Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society Journal
The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliot:
This two-volume collection of Eliot's poetry fills a long-standing void; aside from an unpublished doctoral dissertation from the 1960s, no publication brought together all of this important novelist's verse in a complete scholarly edition.
. . . each poem has an extremely helpful, separate introduction of its own, and the textual variants are thorough and clear . . . this edition will be extremely welcome to Eliot scholars.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.
—D. K. Kreisel
The Spanish Gypsy by George Eliot:
. . . [an] invaluable edition . . . Pickering & Chatto are to be congratulated in publishing one of George Eliot’s hitherto least available but nevertheless highly significant texts.
—The Year's Work in English Studies
The Works of Elizabeth Gaskell:
Long overdue, this edition of the writings of Elizabeth Gaskell is the first to appear in almost a century . . . [it] surpasses previous collections by including miscellaneous writings as well as novels, novellas, and short stories. All the material has been reedited and excellent explanatory notes and up-to-date bibliographies of Gaskell studies add to the value . . . . Every research library must own this collection, and other libraries would do well to add these well-made and well-edited volumes to their 19th-century British literature collections.
Summing Up: Essential. All readers; all levels
. . . in the twenty-first century Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing can receive the kind of attention that it deserves. . . .
The Times Literary Supplement
. . . her editors have chased obscure allusions, updated ever-increasing bibliographical data, noted textual variants, and provided fresh critical insights. . . .
The Modern Language Review
The Selected Works of Eliza Haywood:
Before this publication, scholars had to spend countless uncomfortable hours frozen in front of microfilm machines in over air-conditioned libraries or travelling across the country or the Atlantic ocean to read hard-to-get Haywood texts . . . this edition offers a wealth of information [and is] head and shoulders above other modern Haywood editions.
1650–1850: Ideas Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era
This splendid edition is cause for celebration. . . .
A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood:
Along with the new editions of Haywood produced by Alexander Pettit and his collaborators, the Spedding bibliography establishes Pickering and Chatto as the unquestionable leader in Haywood publishing. Indeed, Pettit and Spedding together provide a body of bibliographical and interpretive knowledge that both comprehends and transcends all other Haywood scholarship.
—Kevin L. Cope
1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era
. . . a magnificent achievement, a shining example of bibliography as both science and art, a work of high-soaring ambition almost perfectly realized. This book will inform and direct the development of Haywood studies in our time, and remain an indispensable vade mecum to scholars yet unborn.
The Age of Johnson
An astounding achievement in descriptive bibliography...Spedding’s extraordinary and extensive archival research forms the basis of this landmark bibliography and brings clarity to our hitherto murky understanding of the publication history of Eliza Haywood.
—Citation of the panel for the MLA prize for Distinguished Bibliography (winner 2006)
The Diaries of Elizabeth Inchbald:
Robertson's scrupulous editing and annotation makes the diaries available just in time; the objects themselves are beginning to crumble and fade. . . .
The Times Literary Supplement
Robertson is to be praised for his paleographical expertise and for his well-judged editorial commentary . . . this edition is an essential resource not only for students of Inchbald and her associates, but for all those interested in the literary, theatrical, and cultural history of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.
Robertson's edition of Inchbald's diaries will be an invaluable tool for studying the theatre of this period.
—Katherine S. Green
New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century
The Works of Lady Caroline Lamb:
This is a valuable set for those interested in early-19th-century literary, social, or women's studies.
Paul Douglass and Leigh Wetherall Dickson’s handsome edition has done her proud, and will enable scholars to reassess her body of literary work as a whole in all its variety and stylish excess.
Review of English Studies
The Selected Works of Delarivier Manley:
By far the most thorough edition of Manley's works in print, [this edition] features the detailed contextual and explanatory material that characterizes Pickering & Chatto productions . . . [It] adds a valuable resource to the expanding canon of British literature.
Summing Up: Highly recommended
The Collected Letters of Harriet Martineau:
. . . a magnificent collection of Harriet Martineau's hitherto unpublished letters,... it is better able to show progression, maturity, change of viewpoint and the impact of life experience than more focused collections. . . . This is a rich resource indeed!
Martineau Society Newsletter
Harriet Martineau's Writing on British History and Military Reform:
Editor Logan offers extensive annotations and updates Martineau's footnotes...the reissuing of Martineau's work will allow scholars to reanalyze her influence on historiography as it was shaped by women in the 19th century.
Summing up: Recommended
Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire:
One of the difficulties inherent in teaching undergraduates about the past outside of the US has been the paucity of primary documents. This valuable collection of the writings of Harriet Martineau solves this problem . . . these volumes offer an invaluable resource for beginning as well as informed students in a large number of subject areas involving the 19th-century world.
Summing Up: Essential. All levels and libraries.
The Works of Mary Robinson:
There are few better signs that a writer has reentered the canon than the appearance of a superbly edited collected works from Pickering and Chatto. Scholarship on Mary Robinson will be aided by these volumes . . . [which] are consistently edited to a high standard. Variants and silent corrections are recorded following the notes at the end of each volume, which identify contemporary references and Robinson’s literary allusions.
The Wordsworth Circle
Mary Shelley's Literary Lives and Other Writings:
This is an admirable achievement by all involved and a wonderful opportunity for readers and scholars who are for the first time able to gain access to Shelley’s obscurer texts.
The Byron Journal
The edition is impressive in every way: the textual editing is meticulous and scholarly, drawing on both manuscripts and early printed sources; the annotations identify hundreds of sources; the introductions are informative; the index is admirably thorough. . . .
—J. T. Lynch
Pickering and Chatto and Crook and Company should be proud of what they have done for the future of Mary Shelley scholarship.
—Charles E. Robinson
Romanticism on the Net
The Novels and Selected Works of Mary Shelley:
It is meticulously edited by an Anglo-American team of scholars, led by the formidable Betty Bennett. . . . It could not be done better than it has been done here, as a product of the greatest care and scholarship.
The Times Literary Supplement
Crook's work will stand for decades as the definitive scholarly edition.
Essential for graduate students and researchers.
—J. T. Lynch
The Works of Charlotte Smith:
Scholars working on Smith have had to make do with editions created on divergent principles and scattered among multiple publishers. They will be delighted to see these volumes...the annotations are clear and copious (including detailed accounts of how her translations differ from the originals) and the books are beautifully produced. Romanticists will be grateful.
Summing Up: Essential
With crisp introductions, bibliographies, facsimile title-pages, explanatory endnotes and textual notes, each volume reflects editorial care and intelligence. Curran's "General Introduction" is compelling and critically absorbing, expert about Smith's career, and wonderfully illuminating on the multiple and various strands of its endeavors, sources and resources. His team of internationally distinguished editors works to high standards, with considerable success.
—Susan J. Wolfson
Huntington Library Quarterly
The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft:
Her (Wollstonecraft's) multi-faceted genius as a writer is revealed in this definitive seven-volume collection of her works, published under the scrupulous editorship of Janet Todd and Marilyn Butler.
—The Times Higher Education Supplement
Wollstonecraft is now finding the readers she ought to have had all along, and the change in her fortunes to which the splendid new Pickering & Chatto edition owes its being, the edition itself will help to sustain.
The Times Literary Supplement
Women's Theatrical Memoirs:
. . . intrigues not only due to the fascinating women featured in each of the original documents but also in the range of perspectives provided that will no doubt provide fuel for many lively debates.
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research
Women's Travel Writings in Revolutionary France:
. . . an interesting collection of women's travel writing that certainly deserves a place on library and specialists' shelves.
European History Quarterly
Narrative of the Life of Charlotte Charke:
The editor, Robert Rehder, says a number of things that needed saying, including identifying this autobiography as a "minor masterpiece" and praising its vivacity . . . the identifications provided by Rehder’s full annotation are highly necessary. . . . This edition should help to make her autobiography better known. . . .
The Times Literary Supplement
I tip my hat . . . to Pickering for making the book available in full, and to Robert Rehder. . . . He captures just the right response to the sparky Charke: baffled, concerned, enlivened and enthralled.
Plays international Magazine
The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan:
This is a worthy addition to the Pickering & Chatto series, an important critical tool that will help expand our knowledge of women’s writing in the period and contribute to our understanding of the making of culture in the Romantic period.
The Wordsworth Circle
Bluestocking Feminism: Writings of the Bluestocking Circle:
Pickering & Chatto are offering, to their credit, the best editions yet produced of Carter, Montagu and Talbot, and provocative recastings of the achievements of Seward, Reeve and Scott.
The Times Literary Supplement
Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights:
Eighteenth-Century Women Playwrights is a meticulously edited, informatively annotated, and beautifully produced six-volume anthology of plays; general editor Derek Hughes and publisher Pickering & Chatto are to be commended for making these works accessible and comprehensible to today’s reader . . . an anthology no academic library should be without.
—Cheryl L. Nixon
Silver Fork Novels:
In making a select number of these novels available to contemporary readers, the Pickering & Chatto editors will help to . . . register the extent to which an ostensible ephemeral literature may permanently alter the landscape of nineteenth century fiction.
Times Literary Supplement
Varieties of Female Gothic:
a revolutionary project . . . an indispensable box set for any library needing to service courses in the field, not just because Kelly’s introductions give new life to what had become a tired category, but because in few other places is the development of the Romantic-era novel traced with such historical expertise.
British Association for Romantic Studies Bulletin & Review
Varieties of Women's Sensation Fiction:
. . . a research tool of considerable value . . . it can be confidently predicted that future researchers will find it indispensable.
Australasian Victorian Studies Journal
Women Writing Home:
This extensive collection offers a treasure trove of insights into the daily lives, challenges and preoccupations of women across the British Empire . . . almost 2,000 richly textured pages, offer numerous ‘appetizers and incitements’ to future research.
Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History