Novels-On-Line is an ongoing project making freely accessible full-text transcripts of some of the rarest works in the Chawton House Library collection. These texts, which explore such broad-ranging themes as satire, slavery, marriage, witchcraft and piracy, signal the rich texture and innovative character of women's writing in the period 1600 to 1830. In bringing these little-known novels to a wider audience, it is hoped to stimulate interest in these works amongst a new generation of readers and to encourage scholarship of some more obscure texts and authors represented in the collection. Please note that the texts are completely unedited and have been copied from the originals as accurately as possible. Even obvious printer errors have been retained. Profits from this series of reprints go directly towards the Chawton House Library acquisitions fund, helping to improve and develop the collections for generations of future readers.
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I have purchased a handful of books from Zittaw press, and have yet to be disappointed. Their efforts to find and reprint Gothic novels from 200 years ago (that have been out of print for almost as long!) has to be appreciated. The paperback treasures are beautifully printed, and contain historical references and details that might have been left out if a less-caring publisher headlined this endeavor. In The Castle of Tynemouth, the original details from the publisher 200 years ago were still present at the front of the book, including a list of individuals and families that were part of the library subscription service for that book at that time. Too cool. The book itself was a very fun, engaging read. Swordplay, court intrigue, musty castles, secret passageways, underground caverns, ghostly sightings, kidnappings, etc. etc. Please keep'em coming Zittaw!