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Sabor, Peter

Works: 102 works in 515 publications in 3 languages and 10,898 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Epistolary fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter Sabor
The complete plays of Frances Burney by Fanny Burney( )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The InteLex Past Masters Women Writers database The Complete Plays of Frances Burney contains 2 volumes of the plays of Fanny Burney (Madame D'Arblay) as published by Pickering
Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last by Sarah Fielding( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-volume reprint--restoring original text-- of an 18th century novel on the pitfalls of friendship. The hero, David Simple, is a man repeatedly deceived by people to whom he became attached. In the first volume he is cheated of his fortune, but regains it, in the second he loses it for good
The Cambridge companion to Frances Burney by Peter Sabor( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frances Burney (1752-1840) was the most successful female novelist of the eighteenth century. Her first novel Evelina was a publishing sensation; her follow-up novels Cecilia and Camilla were regarded as among the best fiction of the time and were much admired by Jane Austen. This Companion is the first volume to cover all her works, including her novels, plays, journals, and letters, in a comprehensive and accessible way. It also includes discussion of her critical reputation, and a guide to further reading."--Jacket
Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiress by Fanny Burney( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cecilia is an heiress, but will inherit her estate only if her husband consents to take her surname." "Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) is an unusual and disturbing love-story. In playing on the issue of the heroine's name, the novel illustrates the high cost of a patriarchal system. Burney exhibits her comic and satiric powers in depicting Cecilia's dismaying entry into the gilded fashionable world. Cecilia's experiences also bring her into contact with the poor and the low; running through the social analysis is an almost Dickensian forceful sympathy for those whose place in the structure of things is taken for granted. Controversial in its time, and much admired by writers as diverse as Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Choderlos de Laclos, Cecilia still retains its freshness." "This edition presents Cecilia as it first appeared in 1782, indicating changes Burney made to later editions. It includes Burney's cancelled 'Introduction', printed (and annotated) here for the first time, as transcribed from the manuscript."--Jacket
Samuel Richardson : tercentenary essays by Margaret Anne Doody( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela : or, Virtue rewarded by Samuel Richardson( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone in the world, is pursued by her dead mistress's son. Although she is attracted to Mr B, she holds out against his demands, determined to protect her virginity and abide by her moral standardsPsychlologically acute in its explorations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson's first novel caused a senastion when it was published. Richly comic and lively, PAMELA contains a diverse cast of characters ranging from the vulgar and malevolent Mrs Jewkes to the agressive but awkward country squire
Juvenilia by Jane Austen( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's remarkable juvenilia date from 1787, when she was eleven, to 1793, when she was seventeen. She preserved these early writings in three manuscript notebooks, entitled, with mock solemnity, 'Volume the First', 'Volume the Second', and 'Volume the Third'. Most of these works are short fictions, but Austen also wrote the opening of what could have become a full-length novel, 'Catharine', as well as dramatic sketches, verses, and a few non-fictional pieces. Astonishingly sophisticated and inventive, these writings are now receiving the scholarly attention they deserve. This edition, first published in 2006, provides a fresh transcription of Austen's manuscripts, with comprehensive explanatory notes, an extensive critical introduction, covering the context and publication history of the juvenilia, a chronology of Austen's life and an authoritative textual apparatus. It also prints, for the first time, the copious satirical marginalia that Austen wrote on her copies of Oliver Goldsmith's History of England
Sartor resartus by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlyle's great satire, a parody review of a supposed treatise on the "Philosophy of Clothes" by a certain "Herr Teufelsdrockh," is a humorous dissection of the follies and peculiarities of human culture and civilization
The witlings ; and, the woman-hater by Fanny Burney( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Broadview edition pairs two of Frances Burney's linked comedies. They both present the character of Lady Smatter, a "femme savante" whose lineage may be traced back to Moliere; they both centre on the misfortunes of the "elle" figure, the dispossessed heiress and wife who appears frequently in Burney's fiction; and they both criticize a culture of misogyny that breeds suspicion and resentment. The Witlings, lighter and more comic, derives from late seventeenth-century conventions; The Woman-Hater, more melodramatic, both expresses and warns against the excessive sensibility of romanticism. Together, these two plays constitute a miniature history of English drama from the Restoration to the French Revolution and beyond." "This edition contains a valuable selection of appendices, including: Burney's "Epilogue to Gerilda"; letters and diary entries; contemporary writings on comedy; and Burney's cast-list for The Woman-Hater."--Jacket
Memoirs of a woman of pleasure by John Cleland( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an unbridled and lusty romp through 18th century England
Pamela in the marketplace : literary controversy and print culture in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland by Thomas Keymer( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740) is often regarded as the first true novel in English and a landmark in literary history. The bestselling novel of its time, it provoked a swarm of responses: panegyrics and critiques, parodies and burlesques, piracies and sequels, comedies and operas. The controversy it inspired has become a standard point of reference in studies of the rise of the novel, the history of the book and the emergence of consumer culture. In the first book-length study of the Pamela controversy since 1960, Thomas Keymer and Peter Sabor offer a fresh and definitive account of the novel's enormous cultural impact."--Jacket
Horace Walpole, the critical heritage by Peter Sabor( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling brieven van en artikelen over de Britse auteur (1717-1797)
The adventures of David Simple : containing an account of his travels through the cities of London and Westminster, in the search of a real friend ; and, the adventures of David Simple, volume the last : in which his history is concluded by Sarah Fielding( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-volume reprint--restoring original text-- of an 18th century novel on the pitfalls of friendship. The hero, David Simple, is a man repeatedly deceived by people to whom he became attached. In the first volume he is cheated of his fortune, but regains it, in the second he loses it for good
Shakespeare in the eighteenth century by Fiona Ritchie( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eighteenth century, Shakespeare became indisputably the most popular English dramatist. Published editions, dramatic performances and all kinds of adaptations of his works proliferated and his influence on authors and genres was extensive. By the second half of the century Shakespeare's status had been fully established, and since that time he has remained central to English culture. Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century explores the impact he had on various aspects of culture and society: not only in literature and the theatre, but also in visual arts, music and even national identity. The eighteenth century's Shakespeare, however, was not our Shakespeare. In recovering the particular ways in which his works were read and used during this crucial period in his reception, this book, with its many illustrations and annotated bibliography, is the clearest way into understanding this key phase in the reception of the playwright"--
The wanderer, or, Female difficulties by Fanny Burney( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wanderer or Female Difficulties is the tale of a penniless emigree from Revolutionary France trying to earn her living in England while guarding her own secrets. Combining the best elements of the Gothic and historical novels, this newly appreciated work is an extraordinary piece of Romantic fiction. Burney's tough comedy offers a satiric view of complacent middle-class insularity that echoes Godwin and Wollstonecraft's attacks on the English social structure. The problems of the new feminism and of the old anti-feminism are explored in the relationship between the heroine and her English patroness and rival, the Wollstonecraftian Elinor Joddrel, and the racism inherent within both the French and British empires is exposed when the emigree disguises herself as a black woman. This edition is fully annotated with appendices on the French Revolution, race relations, amusements, and geography and a previously unpublished manuscript revealing the connection between The Wanderer and Camilla
The Cambridge Companion to Emma( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thanks to its tightly paced, intricately plotted narrative and its astute psychological characterisation, Emma is commonly thought to be Jane Austen's finest novel. In the twelve chapters of this volume, leading Austen scholars illuminate some of its richest themes and topics, including money and rank, setting and community, music and riddles, as well as its style and structure. The context of Emma is also thoroughly explored, from its historical and literary roots through its publication and contemporary reception to its ever-growing international popularity in the form of translations and adaptations. Equally useful as an introduction for new students and as a research aid for mature scholars, this Companion reveals why Emma is a novel that only improves on re-reading, and gives the lie to Austen's famous speculation that in Emma Woodhouse she had created 'a heroine whom no one but myself will much like'"--
Remarks on Clarissa by Sarah Fielding( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace Walpole : a reference guide by Peter Sabor( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the eighteenth century by Peter Sabor( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1700, Shakespeare was viewed as one of the leading Renaissance playwrights, but not as supreme. By 1800, he was not only widely performed and read but celebrated as a universal genius and a national literary hero. What happened during the intervening years is the subject of this fascinating volume, which brings together Renaissance and eighteenth-century scholars who examine how Shakespeare gradually penetrated, and came to dominate, the culture and intellectual life of people in the English-speaking world. The contributors approach Shakespeare from a wide range of perspectives, to illuminate the way contemporary philosophy, science and medicine, textual practice, theatre studies, and literature both informed and were influenced by eighteenth-century interpretations of his works." "Together, the essays paint a vivid picture of the relationship between eighteenth-century Shakespeare and ideas about shared nationhood, knowledge, morality, history, and the self."--Jacket
Journals and letters by Fanny Burney( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Frances Burney
Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiressSamuel Richardson : tercentenary essaysPamela : or, Virtue rewardedJuveniliaSartor resartusThe witlings ; and, the woman-haterMemoirs of a woman of pleasurePamela in the marketplace : literary controversy and print culture in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland
Alternative Names
Sabor, Peter

Sabor, Peter Robin

Sabor, Peter Robin 1949-

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