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Novels in English

The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Holdings at Schloss Corvey, Höxter, Germany


John Graham

No scholar examining the development of the novel of sentiment, the gothic novel, or the silver fork school can ignore the extra- ordinary collection of fiction at Corvey. The library contains over 2,100 novels in English, most issued between 1796 and 1834, with the highest concentration of very rare items during the first decade of the nineteenth century. Most university libraries in America and the United Kingdom contain not a single item by many of these once popular novelists whose works lie at Corvey.